Legal Issues Of Gambling Online

There are many laws that regulate gambling activities mostly at the land establishments. But while many land casinos suffer from the new legislation Internet gambling activities are developing and flourishing. Today you can see lots of advertisements over the Net that promote various online roulette casinos or card rooms and invite gamblers from all over the world to wager money online and spend cash on gambling. Is it really so easy to make real money online from all corners of the planet?

It is not astonishing that most online and ground gamblers are from America. As you know the heart of gambling, Las Vegas, where a number of the biggest and most popular land gaming establishments reside, is in the USA, Nevada. Most of the Internet gambling halls are based in the European and Caribbean countries and Internet gaming business brings big money for the countries budget and creates a lot of jobs for people.

According to the Justice Department online gambling is not legal in most areas of the United States and the use of the communication lines for betting is forbidden by the Federal Wire Act. Thus the legislation doesn't permit Internet casinos to accept bets from the US gamblers via credit cards. Still this law does not deal with another kind of gambling activities that is why many states do not ban ground-based casinos. It is also impossible to regulate gambling business in the other countries in which the legislation does not prohibit it. At last, the number of different deposit methods allows the players from different countries gamble at online casinos.

The start of Internet gaming business without the license is illegal on the territory of the United States. However, if the owner of the gambling establishment wishes to get license there are no necessary authorities granting licenses in the USA. The World Trade Organization which controls the US actions prohibiting gambling agrees with the state laws that forbid gambling in Massachusetts, Louisiana, Utah, and South Dakota. More details about gambling laws on the territory of the United States get at the wikipedia.

Some of the European countries, for instance the UK, begin to legalize Internet casinos. Of course, the licensing of the Internet casinos will help to prevent money-laundering, prevent pathological gambling problems and amend the gambling conditions for all the gamblers. In addition, it will help the authorities to fight against the gambling addiction and make online casino business safer than it is now. Still although this business can be beneficial, it is not allowed in many areas.