Cracks Showing In US Crackdown On Online Gambling

from the take-that,-feds dept

While the US federal government has made it clear that it’s a priority to stomp out all online gambling (leading them to do such things as trying to ban anyone from even advertising an online casino), it looks like they may be losing ground — even to state governments. Three state governments, in North Dakota, Illinois and Georgia are looking to pass laws that will legalize certain forms of online gambling within those states. Meanwhile, the UK, where online gambling is big business, is set to make it legal for UK-based online casinos to accept wagers for US citizens — even if those gamblers are breaking the law back home. In other words, it looks like the US’s attempt to legislate online gambling out of existence is facing more than a few problems right now.

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