During the mid-1990s, there were roughly fifteen gambling websites, and the first online poker rooms were introduced in 1998. Today, the world of online gambling is a thriving industry, generating 9.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.
In the United States, gambling is regulated by the state. Some states have passed laws allowing online gambling, while others haven’t. While the legalization of online gambling is not a new concept, the proliferation of online gambling has increased interest in implementing legislation.
There are several states where online gambling is legal, including Nevada and New Jersey. In addition, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection Act of 2013, introduced by New York Republican Congressman Peter King, would create a common federal standard for online gaming.
The most interesting and useful piece of legislation is a new office of “gambling oversight” that would be housed within the Treasury Department. It would be responsible for monitoring and enforcing laws relating to online gambling. This could include a new set of regulations pertaining to the legality of online gambling, as well as a new tax on gambling revenues.
The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection Act of 2013 is certainly a step in the right direction, but it will take more than a bit of imagination to make it happen. The proposed legislation is expected to be passed in the next year or two.
The most important point to remember is that a gambling site requires users to provide their personal information. This includes their name, email address, date of birth, and a phone number. This is important because it helps the gambling site protect their users’ information.