Some states have banned or restricted online gambling. However, Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey have begun the regulatory process. These states will continue to monitor the online gambling industry on a state-by-state basis. There are many potential loopholes in the current online gambling legislation. Here are a few of them.
In the United States, online gambling is illegal under federal law, but the legality of internet gambling varies from state to state. In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed and limits the ability of banks to transact with illegal gambling sites. While the Federal Wire Act once prohibited all forms of internet gambling, that law does not apply to lottery sites, poker sites, and online casinos.
There are two main types of online casinos: web-based casinos and download-only casinos. The main difference between web-based and download-only casinos is the software used to play the games. Web-based casinos use HTML interfaces and no downloads. Both platforms require a stable Internet connection. Most web-based casinos allow you to play using your browser’s built-in HTML interface.