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Why Does U.S. Ignore Online Casino Issues?

When will the U.S. government wake up and see the reasoning behind the arguments of online casino proponents and give the green light for regulated online gambling in the U.S. by Americans? The government stands to collect a good amount in taxes from the winners in the U.S. of online casino games, so many are left scratching their heads in wonder: Why doesn’t Washington do something about its insecurities related to online gambling and enable Americans to freely gamble online, without fear of prosecution?

It’s an interesting question, with an interesting answer. It isn’t that the U.S. government is actively pursuing violators of the 1961 Wire Act, which federal authorities interpret as supporting their enforcement of a de facto ban on online casino operations within the borders of the United States of America. It’s just that the U.S. government has a lot of things to deal with, and online casino gambling isn’t high on their list for approval, though individual members of the government often make vocal their opposition to online casino gambling.

Nowadays, with so much happening in the world, it’s just that the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran, the election of a terrorist group to lead the Palestinian Authority, the sale of U.S. port operations to a company owned by a country that recognized the Taliban and served as a transfer point for the people who carried out the September 11 terror attacks, and NSA wiretap controversies take up more of the attention of the U.S. government than online casino gambling. Online gamblers and companies don’t want to admit it, but in the scheme of things they aren’t as important to the U.S. as they’d like to think.

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.