There are confusing messages once more in the Irish casino news about online casinos in the USA the first of which is that well known casino operator Foxwoods Resort Casino is teaming up with a company called GAN (Game Account Network) to offer what they call a “simulated gaming online casino”. How this differs from any other online casino is unclear and CEO of Foxwoods, Scott Butera does not exactly clarify the situation when he states “cutting edge technology will enhance the overall guest experience and allow them to bring the excitement of Foxwoods with them wherever they go”. This is just a quote in the Irish casino news but what it means is a mystery as it seems to casinos.ie that any online casino is offering simulated gaming. It would appear that GAN has offer 50 casino games in the portfolio but as we well know in Irish casino circles many online casino software suppliers in Europe have hundreds of games from which to choose so it is no surprise that our own online casino suppliers are keen to get a foothold in the US market as that should have a bid technical advantage. However online casinos remain illegal in the country despite several individual states passing legislation to allow them and if some reports in the casino news are to be believed there is little chance of legislation being passed this year that will allow licenses to be issued. Foxwoods is one of the companies listed as applying for a license when allowed to do so but 888 casino and our own Paddy Power casino are amongst others also taking steps to be ready when the liberalisation of the online casino market comes. The US market for online casinos is of course huge and all online casinos will be scrambling for a share.