Federal USA Online Gambling Law Taking Forever

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Online-Casinos.com
Federal USA Online Gambling Law Taking Forever

The way things are panning out in the USA regarding the possibility of federal legislation to regulate online gambling looks like it may take forever. The opposing lobby group against any legal intervention by federal authorities to regulate the past time and those other lobby groups supporting the idea are just adding to this lengthy debate.

Individual states are mulling over the concept again with mixed results ranging from absolute dismissal to more discussion needed. A recent Gambling Compliance report suggested that as many as ten American states would seek to authorize or expand online gambling this year, including California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania.

Gambling Compliance research director, Chris Krafcik commented, “In 2013, 10 states considered legislation that would legalize online casino-style gambling, which was a historic high. This year is shaping up to be at least as busy,”

For the third year in a row the internet casino bill introduced by Representative Bobby Moak Mississippi state lawmakers have struck down a bill entitled ‘the Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act of 2014′, which would have allowed land-based casinos to offer legalized Internet gambling to state residents.

The challenges facing individual states to pass online gambling regulations include viability, enforcement, opposition from various harm reduction organizations and other issues. Groups that are sending the fear message out are gaining traction with advertizing campaigns aimed at the middle class appealing to moral issues revolving around gambling in general but targeting online gambling as a danger that every American with principals should avoid at all costs.

The individual states of America are different in the many ways residents live and what they enjoy. Everyone knows that Nevada is a gambling friendly state but Utah is anti gambling. These diverse interests will surly keep the federal gambling debate going for years to come.







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