USA Casino Players are still asking “is it Legal to play at USA Online Casinos?”. (USA Casinos is a misnomer, ALL Casinos are based somewhere other than within the USA) It has been four years since the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act) bill President Bush signed October 13, 2006 that went into effect June 1, 2010. Let me state that it is not now, and never has been illegal
The intent of this lame bill initially was to stop money laundering, not stop Casino Players from playing at USA Casinos. They were after the “money processors” without much thought and in the process made it difficult for players to make legal deposits…..if you would like to read the whole story of how all of this actually progressed:
Currently there are over 2,000 Online Casinos on the Internet and of those approximately 160 are real money casinos that do accept USA Casino Players.
160? Back in 2006 many Casinos that were marketing globally decided it would be easier to just bail out and not accept any USA Casino Players, than to deal with the pending deposit issues. The result of this was many USA Casino Players freaked out and fearing reprisals, quit playing Online Casinos altogether.
A huge renewed interest in Online Gambling has been taking place in the past couple of years but, that lingering fear of is it legal and safe, still exists
Dispel your fears It is safe, it is fun, and it is legal. That being said, it is now, as it always has been, necessary to use caution in researching your choice of Casino to play. There are a few things to look for in selecting a safe reputable Casino.
First Is Online Gambling legal in your jurisdiction?
NOTE: Currently there are states that have enacted local laws prohibiting any and all forms of Online Gambling they are: Michigan, Illinois, Oregon, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Washington, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota. If you live in one of these states, I’m sorry but you will not be able to download or make a deposit or play for free at any Online Casinos. Please check your own states laws.
- Online Support, do they have 24/7 support of some kind?,<li/>
- Do they offer a wide variety of 200-300 quality games?<li/>
- Is the software they use of high quality graphics and audio?<li/>
- Is it a FUN place to play (this very objective on your part)<li/>
<u>FREE Play Casinos<u/>Fortunately, today nearly all USA Online Casinos offer the option of playing for free or playing in their real money casino. Also downloading (recommended) or playing flash is an option. Many now offer playing on your mobile device. Additionally, nearly all are offering big incentives in the form of huge bonuses that have never been seen before. It may be a good idea to play for free first to decide if you enjoy their software games.
Finding an USA Online Casino can be a bit of a daunting task to sort through 160 or so USA Casinos to find the Best USA Online Casino software to suit your tastes. The best alternative to doing it all yourself is to find a well established Casino Guide or Blog and follow their trusted recommendations.
Remember it is Legal and it is FUN!
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By Dennis Lauritsen
Dennis Lauritsen is an expert author and creator of websites and blogs in the Online Casino industry for Online Gamblers. Find out more about the Best USA Online Casinos and discuss them at: http://USACasinoPlayersBlog.com