Why Is Online Gambling in the U.S. So Complicated?
June 25, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Why has the online gambling situation in the U.S. wound up in such a legal mess? Why is the industry struggling for regulation and legalization in a political environment that’s hostile to the very concept of Internet gambling, even though most U.S. citizens seem to have no problem with gambling?
An interesting question, and one that deserves some attention. Gambling site MajorWager has taken a stab at trying to sort out all the details. Writer Hartley Henderson attributes the strange U.S. iGaming landscape on a number of factors: The unwillingness of offshore operators to unite at an earlier stage and their “taunting” of U.S. authorities, for starters.