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Momentary Reprieve for U.S. Online Gambling

With the recent controversy in the United States over the selling of ports to an Arab country, legislation that had been pending about online casino gambling and the placement of a ban on that activity seems to have fallen off the map for the moment. It didn’t seem that way at first. But suddenly, with a bad decision on the part of the White House, online casino gambling just isn’t as important an issue at the moment as it could have been. In fact, looking at the way things are going now, it seems likely that this break is only a momentary reprieve as there is a lot of business that the U.S. government and Congress attends to.

Online gambling may have fallen off of the radar, but it is still circling around in the minds of members of Congress and officials in the federal government, so you can bet once the storm dies down over port sales to the United Arab Emirates there will be certain people who focus their attention back on the online gambling industry. It might seem kind of silly for this to occur, but it does occur and the online casino gambling industry should not ignore what this means for their industry and its U.S. operations.

Online casinos are not about to go away any time soon, but neither is the U.S. government and opposition to gambling in general for many people in America. Of course, this isn’t likely to stop American online gamblers based in the U.S. or around the world, but it might put a crimp in their abilities to do so without Big Brother watching. So keep an eye out on the online gambling industry as well as the actions of the U.S. government in the coming weeks, because what might have seemed as another standard year before for online casinos is now possibly a bigger year than previously thought.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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