Is Us Based Online Gambling Under Threat?

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Article 7 – Is US based online gambling under threat?

For years, the online gambling industry has fought tooth and nail for the right to have a legal presence in the United States. This is because for all that the country presents in terms of freedom, they still maintain a strong stance against online gambling. It wouldn’t be until 2011 that certain states cleared online gambling, while 47 others still have it on a “TBC” list. The three states (Delaware, New Jersey, and of course Nevada) who have stepped out to become the first US states to authorize online gambling having been reaping the rewards. But given the Republican outlook on online gambling, could the already limited field be under threat?

Online gambling first arrived in the United States back in 2011, so in many ways the field is still in its formative years within the country. While when you look at online casino portal you will hardly see a shortage of online casinos, but it has been a case of baby steps for the field. These are baby steps that the Republican Party wishes to “undo” through the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act”. A movement backed by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, should that act be accepted then it will revert online casino gambling back to being illegal once again. Senator Graham said, “The Obama Administration, through this new approach, has now made it possible for every phone or computer to become a casino”. He also said, “This decision should have…
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