Online Gambling Lawsuits
Online gambling has become an increasingly important industry. Almost half of states have legalized some form of online gambling, and more are expected to follow suit. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom, gambling is illegal without a license. However, most European Union countries allow for some forms of online gambling.
The most common forms of online gambling are casino games, sports betting, and poker. There are also horse racing betting markets offered by most of the major internet bookmakers. Some provinces in Canada permit some forms of online gambling. Despite the fact that the United States is the undisputed gambling capital of the world, there are some states that still prohibit it.
It is not surprising that state officials have expressed concern that Internet gambling could bring illegal activities into their jurisdictions. This concern has resulted in several bills aimed at curbing these activities. These include the Goodlatte and Kyl bills, which would have restricted such activities except for those related to state lotteries.
Not surprisingly, these bills have not achieved much success. Rather, the most significant successes have come in the form of constitutional court challenges to federal statutes.
The most significant legal challenge is to the United States Department of Justice’s new Wire Act, which applies to all forms of Internet gambling. However, the new law’s application is just one of a number of questions about federal gambling law.
The most important question is how will the new legislation affect the operation of a number of state-run gaming businesses, such as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, which regulates Internet gaming activity from the Mohawk Territory. For instance, the Kahnawake Gambling Commission grants gaming licences to a number of online gambling organisations.