Frequently Asked Questions About Online Gambling and
Q. Is online
A. In many countries,
yes. For example, Antigua allows online gambling and has issued licenses to
online casinos. Kahnawake, a Mohawk Territory in Canada, also licenses online
The situation in the
United States is a little more complicated. The US Senate, led by Senator Jon
Kyl of Arizona, has been moving forward with legislation that will make most
forms of online gambling illegal -- including gambling at online casinos. How
this will be enforced if it ever becomes law is unclear. The proposed
legislation targets casino operators, not the average person gambling from their
In contrast, Nevada is
considering legislation that would allow Las Vegas casinos such as Caesar's
Palace and Harrah's to legally operate online casinos.
Some online casinos
are not accepting wagers from United States residents until the laws are
clarified. Even so, some estimates indicate that up to 90% of online gamblers
are in the US.
Currently, all online
casinos operate their servers outside the US. Most are located in the Caribbean
and Kahnawake, where online gambling licenses are available.
information on the legal issues concerning online gambling, see our news
section and check out the Interactive
Gaming Council website.