Is Playing Online Casino Games Legal ?
The question of whether it is legal to play online casino games via the internet is a tough one to answer because the answer can swing either way, depending on where you are located. In some parts of the United States, it is legal to wager bets in an online casino. In other parts of the country and some parts of the world, it is completely illegal but the risk is yours to take since online casino games can be accessed from, literally, anywhere in the world. Now, you can even play online casino games on a cell phone, so, the answer is…it depends on your circumstance.
There is no real law against playing online games in a casino based on the internet. In fact, in a recent case in the United States, it was ruled that placing online casino games is NOT against federal law, so basically, fans of online casino games can continue with their play without fear. However, the same cannot be said for state laws because some states DO prohibit online casino games. But it is rare.
The people who could potentially face fines are people who PROMOTE online casino games OPENLY or advertisers who sponsor activities related to online casino games. With that said, it is hard to define whether such activities or promotional gimmicks are against the law.
They have, safe to say, never faced any flack from authorities so far, so, we can generally contend that online casino games, although not legal in the legal sense of the word, is not illegal.
Online casino operators often opt to ‘house’ their server in a country outside of the United States, which does not make playing online casino games illegal for gamers. For what it is worth, the gaming sites are located in countries where hosting such programs legal. Hence, it is not illegal and onus is not on the operators of such internet casinos to confirm the location of the gamers. They can continue to serve and let players from United States to play in their online casino if they so wish.
So, with that in mind, let’s have a little bit of fun and let’s get the deck of cards shuffled and the dice rolling!