In many countries online gambling is legalized and online casinos are government licensed. For example, Antigua allows online gambling and has issued licenses to online casinos. Kahnawake, a Mohawk Territory in Canada, also licenses online casinos. In fact several Vegas casinos are looking into the possibility of starting their own online casinos.
Technically yes, Internet gambling is legal. But there many issues to think about and to resovle before you venture out and begin gambling.
There are many sites on the Internet where you can place a bet, or gamble. They are in places where gambling is legal. Gambling is an issue that is regulated by state. The Internet however uses wire communications, which allow you to place a bet from almost anywhere. Organized gambling does work best in a regulated environment, professionals say.
Internet gambling can be performed in almost all traditional manners. The most popular types of betting are online casinos, which feature just about every game available in physical casinos, and sports wagering. In May of 1999, there were over 250 online casino sites and 139 online sports books. Through the Internet, anyone can wager on casino games or sporting events. This ease of access, combined with simple gambling ethics, will inevitably lead to federal and state regulations seeking to either restrict access to these sites, or to more regulate the use of them.
There has been considerable debate concerning proposed legislation that addresses the world of Internet gambling. The debate concerning the validity and applicability of these laws has been on ongoing debate for several years.
You should always consult your local authorities prior to registering with any online wagering service.
Much of the public debate about the ethics of gambling is focused on the consequences of gambling, and attends to the individual and social benefits and damages, mainly economic and psychological, which are claimed to come with increased opportunities for legal gambling.