Online gambling laws in the USA – Update


We Canadians are have what they call a gray market in regards to the legality of CA online gambling sites. While e-Betting not illegal in Canada, the Internet gaming market remains unregulated still. There are a lot of great online casinos that allow Canadians to gamble on the Net for real money.

USA online gambling laws

United States laws on Internet gambling are different depending on what part of the country a person is located. In this post we’re providing an update on the latest online gambling laws affecting players in the USA in 2019. So far, it has been quite the year for industry news on United States online casinos & USA sports betting laws.

It’s been a year full of ups and downs for the legality of the US online betting market.

To start 2019 off with a bang, the U.S. Justice Department’s legal council issued an opinion statement that the wire act applies to all forms of Internet gambling, not just sports betting. This caused many industry insiders to become concerned about the future of online gaming in the United States. However, in May 2019, Supreme Court Justice Alito ruled in favor of legal online sports gambling. This allowed for US online casino operators to proceed with establishing regulated USA sportsbooks in cyberspace.

Legal USA sports betting sites

Pennsylvania and New Jersey quickly scrambled to pass state laws to allow people to gamble on sports in their states. New Jersey now has legal online sports betting and companies such as DraftKings and Fanduel are setting up sports books to accept sports bets via the Internet for people in the state. The mobile sports betting market in NJ is brand new and key players are rushing in.

Online casinos for USA players

While legal sports betting may be new to sports gamblers in America, there has been legal online casino games in New Jersey for several years already. Internet casinos have been accepting real money play by US gamblers going all the way back to the late 90’s. Most of the online casino sites that allow United States players (outside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) are licensed by offshore gambling regulators such as the Malta Gaming Authority, Curacao Gaming Control Board and Kahnawake gaming commission for example. Here is a list of premier USA casino sites that have been approved for safe game play by the GambleRock online casino gurus. It’s a solid way to find quality casinos that accept USA players wanting to bet real money. There you can get the latest USA online gambling news and iGaming law updates for players in the United States. GambleRock gathers information from reliable news sources such as Google, CNN, USA Today, WSJ and Forbes.

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