So far, since there is a total of 50 states in the US, you can’t exactly call the nation free from online gambling restrictions. That is, considering that there are only three states at this moment that have legalized online gambling. Today, we look at these three states
New York is one of the first states that proposed legislation for the operation of online gambling facilities inside the United States.
This was made possible when Senator Joseph Addabbo introduced Senate Bill 18, which made it okay for players 21 years of age or over to play online poker legally.
Michigan’s legislation with online gambling isn’t in better shape than other states as an online gambling bill handed down by State Representative, Brandt Iden, was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder, considering the issues regarding the Michigan Lottery.
Recently, lawmakers placed a new bill that makes online gambling legal in the state. That’s why West Virginia is perhaps the most likely of these states to have a legal online gambling operation this year.
The bill is HB 2178 and was introduced by State Representative Shawn Fluharty. Their goal is to legalize online casino gambling as well as online poker services, although only limited to the five retail casino brands existing in the state.
What’s to Come to the United States Regarding Online Gambling?
Advocates of online gambling in the United States are already making a move, including the government officials in each state.
Due to the recent bills regarding online gambling put forward to the governor’s desk, it’s expected to leave a feeling of uncertainty as to what the future of online gambling may be.
Hopefully, all three of these states will be open for online gambling facilities to operate this year. However, there’s no doubt that at least one of them would’ve legalized online gambling at the end of the year.