Soon enough, US gamblers may say a final goodbye to Internet casino games in their country. The reason is President Barack Obama administration’s legislation legalizing virtual gambling has come under attack from a by two Republican senators sponsoring a bill to void the legislation. The question is, how much of a concern is this going to be for the millions of Internet gamblers in the US?
Generally speaking, Internet gambling didn’t have any legal status in the US before the year 2011 when the Justice Department officially deemed in-state Internet gambling providers lawful and granted them a permission to offer services to customers. Online sportsbooks still continued to be in state disfavor.
In June 2015, senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham of the Republican party (representing the states of Florida and South Carolina respectively), both presidential candidates for the 2016 election, introduced a draft legislation aimed at putting Internet casino portals in the United Stated under a complete ban. In fact, their proposal seeks to strengthen the Federal Wire Act of 1961 to put a stop of most online gambling.
As noted by Senator Rubio, who’s also co-sponsoring this draft legislation, “expanded gambling” is largely challenging in the