Online casinos are leaving the US market
August, 06 2015
Online casinos have recently announced that they will leave the American market due to regulatory issues. These casinos are: Play2WinCasino, 21GrandCasino, Supreme. Although these will no longer be available for US players, players in France, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Italy and other European countries can still continue to gamble on those websites. It is not yet clear whether and when these casinos will be re-opened for players from the United States again. Online gambling has traditionally been much more difficult for Americans than for European players because in the field of online gambling, the United States are much more conservative than Europe. While online gambling is regulated in a large number of countries in Europe, Asia and even Australia for many years now, this process is only in the beginning stages in the United States. At this time, online gambling in the US is a very hot topic. There are big battles at both the federal and provincial levels. The point of issue is whether Internet gambling should be legalized. At this time, there have only been three US states that are legalized: Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Many more are considering it, but it is still a very new and conflict loaded topic. At the federal level there are very strong opponents who want to prevent the legalization of online gambling, for example the billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, and Jason Chaffetz. These are all supporters of RAWA, the call for the restoration of America’s Wire Act, which de facto would mean both the federal and the state level will have to ban Internet gambling. However, the US players need not despair. You can still enjoy the fun of online gambling on a number of reputable sites. Especially the residents of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware can continue taking advantage of their local online gaming options.