2 Negara Bagian yang Paling Dekat dengan Perundang-undangan iGaming
Overview of American iGaming Law
If you ask 10 average Americans about online gambling legal status in the states, you’d likely hear 10 different answers.
Some people believe all forms of online gambling are banned by federal law, while others think individual states have the right to regulate the iGaming industry on their own. When the divergences between online poker, casino gaming, sportsbooks, and daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites are added to the mix, ascertaining the legality of online gambling is admittedly a mess.
In 2003,Chris Moneymaker’s momentous win at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event sparked an online poker boom, one which saw dozens of operators enter the American market. At the time, federal law on the subject of gambling through the internet was unclear, allowing sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to grow into truly massive, multibillion dollar operations at their respective peaks.
By 2006, however, the proliferation of iGaming had spawned full-fledged online casinos, complete with slot machines, table games, and even keno and bingo. With millions of Americans wagering real dollars on iGaming platforms, the majority of which were offshore operations that paid nothing in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Congress saw fit to act.
That action proved to be highly controversial, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill slipp
1 – New York
Back in November of 2015, when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a cease and desist letter to major DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel, the Empire State seemed like the last place online gamblers would want to be.
Schneiderman’s actions forced the DFS sites out of a leading American marketplace, disturbing the semblance of peace enjoyed by the iGaming industry since 2011. Once again, lawmakers were targeting online gambling operations, leaving players out in the proverbial cold.
2 – Massachusetts
When lawmakers in Massachusetts enacted the Expanded Gambling Act of 2011, the intent was to create a brick and mortar casino industry by allowing one slot parlor, along with up to three Las Vegas-style casino resorts.
The opening of Plainridge Park Casino in 2015 fulfilled the slot parlor requirement, while MGM Springfield and Wynn Boston Harbor are set to open in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
But when the Bay State budged on casino gambling, a surprising move given Massachusetts’ historical aversion to passing “vice” laws, it also paved the way for iGaming discussions.