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Online Casino Operators Face Tough Choice with U.S.

Online casino companies have no doubt increased pressure these days when it comes to deciding what to do about a recent law passed in the United States Congress that severely limits the ability of these online gambling operators to conduct operations in America. U.S. online casino gambling is a popular hobby with those who have free time or like to gamble in general, but while America has gambling ingrained into its culture along with risk-taking, lawmakers at the federal and state level have voiced concerns related to the unregulated nature of online casino operations.

Elsewhere around the world, online casinos are able to operate at various levels of legality. In the United Kingdom, online casino companies are allowed to advertise their services but not to ask people to engage in the act of gambling itself. Throughout areas of Asia such as South Korea and Japan, online casino software has found a home amongst those who often develop the games being offered on online casinos themselves.

There is no guarantee that official opposition to online casino gambling in the United States will last forever, but in the meantime executives of such companies are having to choose between trying to break into the U.S. market or refocusing their energies on Europe or other emerging online casino markets, and given the potential money involved with American online casino gambling, the choice can’t be an easy one to make.

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.