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U.S. Gamblers and Online Casino Sites

Online casinos and the U.S. gambling market are deeply intertwined, more intertwined in fact than many people are willing to admit. But this is because online gambling is considered to be illegal in the U.S. If online gambling at an online casino could be legal in the United States, then you would likely hear a good deal more about how online casino gambling and gambling in general in the U.S. are interconnected in ways that some years ago it might have been impossible to imagine.

Online casino gambling is popular in the U.S. because Americans like to gamble but they don’t always have an available outlet for their gambling urges – sometimes casinos are a state away, or the parking lots are too crowded, and so on. But with online casino sites and games, people can play gambling games however often they want, whenever they want, all without having to leave the comfort and protection of their home.

That’s incidental, though. What is fundamental about online casino gambling is that if people want to win, online casino sites provide a very easy opportunity for them to do so. The U.S. government is wary, though, of allowing unregulated online casino gambling to take place within its borders, so at the moment online casino gambling is considered to be illegal. Whether or not it will remain this way in the future remains to be seen, but the likelihood is that until the U.S. government learns about the positive aspects of online casino gambling, online casinos will remain illegal in the U.S.

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.