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About turn in the American online casino legislation

By mr-casino on 2013-03-07 09:53:32

The biggest news in the general casino news here at does not really affect Irish online casino players but after all the talk about the US laws which were introduced a few years ago under the name of the UIGEA (Unlawful Interent Gaming Enforcement Act) and all the fines that have been handed out bringing down certain online gambling companies, it now appears that the State of New Jersey is considering bringing in legislation that will allow online poker and possibly other online casino games. 888 Casino and Bwin/Party casino have been trying to anticipate this move for some time with business alliances with Caesars Entertainment and  MGM Resorts and indeed when the news broke it was these two online casino companies who benefited most from share price increases as being the most likely to get something out of this about turn. New Jersey is of course home to Atlantic City which is one of the largest casino resorts in the USA so gambling is not exactly new to the state and this follows news that Nevada (home to Las Vegas) the other large gambling state has agreed to allow online poker. It is reported in some areas of the general casino news that Delaware is also considering a revision to online casino legislation. Right now it appears that online poker could be the only online casino game to benefit from a reversal of this legislation but once that is established and other states start to see the income benefit from taxes then it seems natural that other states will follow and once that is done it is surely only a small step before all online casino games will once again be legal. New Jersey is probably not doing this out of moral feelings towards the residents of the state as part of the deal would be a 15% tax on winnings.