gambling return to the States?
It has been over two
months since the famous Internet gambling act was passed, yet
many online casinos still accept US players. But most of them
have left the American market. Those were sad days, as emails
from online casinos were sent to players informing them that
they will no longer be able to play. Those loyalty points, VIP
club memberships, dreams of winning back your money -all gone in
a blink of an eye. Casino after casino were leaving the scene,
followed by poker rooms and sports books.
And now everybody is asking -
will those gambling websites return to the United States? Will
the envy of those who decided to stay and take the lion share
will catch up to them? Not likely, unless the law is overturned,
which is also highly unlikely. There are signs for both extremes
- some gambling sites are coming back, some are leaving the US
On one side there is
Pinnacle Sports, which have
recently posted on their website that they will pull from the
USA market. On the other side - Superior Poker announced that
they will start accepting again players from the United States,
and will open new online casino which will also allow Americans
to open accounts. And in the middle, there is BetUS, which will
suspend US player poker accounts, but will continue to let U.S.
citizen bet on sports and gamble at their casino.
If the months keep passing by
without any serious action from the USDOJ, it is safe to predict
that more and more online gambling websites will restart
accepting new players from the USA. But the real question is -
will the people go back to a casino which has turned its back on
them without any serious thread or a good reason to do so? The
only real opportunity for a comeback of those gambling websites
would be the thousands of casino, poker and sports betting sites
which rank and rate online gambling products, and it would be a
really though endeavor to convince them that they will not
disappear again overnight.