New York Republican Congressman Peter King recently introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection Act of 2013. The bill would establish a national standard for online gambling. A uniform standard is essential to the gambling industry. The gambling lobby argues that a national standard will make expansion strategies and legalization easier. The legislation also creates a new office for gambling oversight that would report to the Treasury Department.
Online gambling is becoming increasingly popular. France, for example, recently proposed new laws regulating Internet gambling. The goal is to reduce consumer harm and increase tax revenue. However, many critics say the new laws do not provide a basis for regulating the industry. It is unclear whether the new laws will halt the popularity of online gambling or make it illegal.
Online gambling is legal in the USA, but is limited in several states. Nevada, Delaware, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have laws that restrict it. However, there are still many states that allow for limited online gambling. The list is long, and each state regulates various aspects of gambling. Currently, about twenty states permit online poker sites and sports wagering.
Despite the rapid growth of online gambling in the UK, there are many risks associated with it. Gamblers should only gamble on legitimate websites. The risk of engaging in criminal activity, unfair payouts, and access by children and vulnerable individuals are just some of the concerns. Fortunately, there are several organisations that offer support and resources for gamblers.