US Gaming Laws - Something For online US Players To Worry About?

An awful lot has been written in both the media, and also online about US gaming laws. Well the US government is in business specially to makes everyone's life work like the ultimate Swiss watch, and they wouldn't be doing their jobs properly if everybody just ran amok and had too much of a good time, after all it is said too much of a good thing can be bad.

Looking at gaming and US gaming laws, the important thing to bear in mind is that these laws are not so much aimed at individuals but more so at the offshore casino operators. Taking a cold hard look at things, it appears the plan is to stifle the offline casino operators any way they can. The government as with any government hate seeing money go offshore when it should be spent on their own shores, they have a simple way of doing this even though these offshore online casino operations do not fall under US jurisdiction.

The cunning plan unfolds in the form of the UIGEA, otherwise known as The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, passed in 2006. Just the name of it would strike fear into most, but what is it really all about and how does it impact the online players? In a nutshell it's designed to tighten the screw on the banks, so they can't move offshore online casino funds that have come from American players. What a brilliant plan, obviously this is in the interest of the US citizens, with more money on home shores there's obviously more money in the gamer's pocket to spend at home.

When one thinks about this, could it be that this could all be part of some greater master plan, US gaming laws? Online gaming is not allowed in the US or is it? What kind of master plan could the US Government have for this surplus of cash, being withheld from offshore gaming companies?

There are currently only three states that allow operators to set up online gaming casinos. Delaware (what a surprise), Nevada (surprise number 2), and New Jersey. There are the states of Utah, Florida and Washington who wash their hands and 'currently' totally prohibit the idea to be floated of setting up licenses for this purpose.

That said, looking further into US gaming laws and what's planned for the country pretty much as a whole, there are nine other states that are expected to issue licenses over the next 3-4 years to online casino operators. Following on from that the remaining states are expected to follow suit. It's imagined these licenses will come at a premium, plus now the US gamer's online transactions are made on home soil for the benefit of the country. Till then, the land of the free will do what the land of the free does.