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Monitoring Online Casino Companies

Online casino gambling sites in the U.S. may face increased scrutiny thanks to the laws of the United States being used to fight the War on Terror. Increased concern over government wiretaps and covert observation of email aside, online casino companies and websites see a lot of money being exchanged and could potentially be used as conduits for transferring money between criminals or terrorist cells around the world. What this means for U.S. online casino users is not simply that their online casino activities might be recorded, but also that if they want to appear on the up and up they should lobby their representatives to rethink their positions on online casino gambling.

Online casino businesses are, in all likelihood, as trustworthy as any gambling-related business. That might sound cynical, but it is basically saying that online casino companies seeking out business in the U.S. would probably take safeguards to ensure that no harm come to the United States by virtue of their existence. Online casino operators want to gain acceptance in the U.S., and while Americans love to gamble online this doesn’t mean they’d frequent an online casino suspected of terrorist financing ties. Even so, at online casino companies measures are taken to prevent abuse of their security or financial systems and information.

This does not mean, though, that the United States government is wrong to feel justified to monitor off-shore businesses seeking customers and doing business with Americans. As far as the online casino gambling industry’s future is concerned, U.S. monitoring of transactions or communications will probably end up being a good thing, creating the methods of accountability for online casino companies that might be needed to win over the government of the United States or other countries which currently take a distrusting, dim view of online gambling.

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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