Today it is quite possible in the USA that certain states may soon legalize online casinos. It will be done on a local level, and only people living in these states will be able to gamble online thanks to the development of special software. It may happen despite the fact that at the first of June, 2010, the UIGEA came into full force. And a state, which achieved the most prominent results in this sphere of online gambling in the USA and has made a significant progress, is Nevada.
Nevada is a state of gambling with its famous all over the world Las Vegas. It is the centre of land-based gambling houses, but it also wants to have an opportunity to establish online casinos in the USA at the territory of this state. Nevada wants also to become a centre of online gambling. The government of this state, as well as of New Jersey, is sure that it will help to get necessary revenue, what will play an important role for the state budget as well as for traditional gambling houses based in Las Vegas.
Today the number of people who go to traditional casinos has significantly decreased. People prefer staying at home and playing games through the Internet. And their owners are sure that their co-operation with online casinos will help them to thrive once again. However, the NGCB (Nevada Gaming Control Board) warns traditional gambling houses against the premature establishment of online casinos. The Gaming Board announced that it shouldn’t happen until online gambling is legalized on a federal or state level. Such situation may seriously spoil all the results which have been achieved thanks to hard work. And Randall Sayre, a board member of the NGCB, even published a copy of a letter, where all the reasons are explained.
However, we know that today one if such deals has been already passed. This deal involves Harrah’s Entertainment, which is one of the largest companies owning a group of land-based casinos in Las Vegas. It has developed its own online casino based on a platform from 888.com. Today this deal is under the careful investigation of the NGCB. This board now wants to find out whether this deal was legal or not. It is a significant step, which may seriously influence the future of gambling sites. If some violations are revealed, then all the efforts may become vain. If all requirements were met, then 888.com may become the first online casino operator which has been approved in the USA since 2006.
The legal statuses of the online casino have some sort of variation based on the region in which the players are playing the game. Some of the platforms, like qqslot, provide the detail of the legal status on their online website so that the players do not face any kind of difficulty.
There are some other land-based casino owners, which started discussing future deals with online casino operators. However, they will have to wait until online gambling will become legal either in the USA or at the territory of one state at least. But it is a good beginning, which may bring good results for gamblers, as well as casino operators.
In general, if Nevada reaches success in this sphere, then it will be a good example for many other states. Many people suppose that online gambling in the USA may become legal again only thanks to the efforts of states, but not to the bills which are introduced on a federal level.