the US under Pressure
The New York Times
has suggested that the US officials are starting to get
frustrated with the fact that citizens are gaming in online
casinos despite the fact that it is an illegal activity in the
United States. Citizens in the US have always gambled but as the
World Cup has gotten US citizens visiting casinos sports betting
sites more constantly, officials are realizing that something
must be done. The topic of casinos is not new among US officials
as bills have been attempted to be passed for the past four
years to no avail. The US has decided to keep its conservative
views o the topic of casinos and not allow the administration or
the participation in casinos from US soil.
Canada, the US's neighbors have still not legalized casinos, but
people think that they may be the next country that does. Canada
is liberal in its views and this year it was also met with
questions regarding casinos. As of right now, however, the
answer is still negative when it comes to the legalizing of
casinos in Canada.
The US is experiencing pressure this month as reports from
online casinos researchers has shown that people bet over $10
million a year on sports betting and a big parentage of that is
US players. Capitol Hill has just encountered some problems as
those against US participation in online casinos matters have
come to have their voices hears. Lobbyist group and
anti-gambling groups have shown a deep disturbance by the
concept of legalizing online casinos.
On the other side of Capitol Hill is the online casinos owners
and supporters that think online casinos should be legalized as
personal freedom is being taken away by the lack of online
casinos. Lobbyists from this side say that gaming online is one
of their fundamental freedoms and especially so because it is
allowed in land based casinos. One man has been quoted as
saying, "I can't understand why land based casinos are legal and
online casinos are not. What is the logic?"
It is important to note that one of the other issues Capitol
Hill will have to discuss in regards to the online casinos
debates is the fact that despite its status of illegality, it is
still being used in the US. Many US players have chosen to
ignore the law forbidding online casinos gaming and continued to
be active members in various online casinos sites.
As the Republican government takes more seats in office, online
casinos supporters fear that the legalizing of online casinos is
a far away bet. However, the influence of Canada may make an
impact on the US and we will have to be alert to the actions of
those two countries if we would like to understand what the
future of US online casinos holds.
Another country that America legislators will look to for an
example is Britain despite its more liberal views. The future of
online casinos is in question.