Over in the United States, the act of online gambling is not as easy as it is for the UK and Europe. In fact, it isn’t easy at all, with most states prohibiting online gambling despite the fact that patrons can gamble freely offline in the likes of Nevada and New Jersey to name a few. One of the biggest roadblocks in the way of online gambling is money laundering. The government believes that the gambling industry is much more susceptible to laundering than any other market, and it is mostly for this reason that gambling on the internet is still illegal. But the government are also aware that if people do want to gamble, they will find a way, so now a lot of states are actually considering introducing gambling online legislations.
States on the Verge of Permitting Online Gambling
Recently, there have been 6 states considering the passing of legislation to allow online gambling. The states that are now considering this move are:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington D.C
Each and every one of these states are currently struggling to have an online or mobile sport betting or gambling law passed, with New Jersey and Delaware ALMOST receiving the green light so long as some changes are made. The likes of California and Iowa do allow online gambling and sport betting to an extent, however players are restricted to hit the sites that are governed by their state of residence, and as such only residents of each of these states are actually allowed to take part in the gambling.
Even the fact that the government is considering passing these bills is a huge step forward, though everyone from fans of sport betting to the government do still recognise that it will still be an uphill struggle.
Betting Providers Preparing to take the US Market
Caesars is one of the biggest names within the online gambling industry that are consistently perched on the verge of breaking into the US market. It has been said that New Jersey in particular are looking at having the big casinos have the run of the online gambling market, so they are pretty much a shoe-in if the bill is ever to receive the green light. 888, William Hill and Bwin are all big names within the industry, so again it is only natural that fans consider these companies to be the first to launch within the US market if legalised online gambling is passed.