This is a very good question, and unfortunately the short answer and the last answer are both the same: nobody knows.
With the situation in the United States of America right now, it is very hard to make even a rough estimate as to what will happen with both casinos and poker when it comes to US Citizens, and the ability to gamble online.
Unfortunately, the future doesn’t look good. Online poker is more likely to be legalized first, and that looks to be in the shape of state-run online poker rooms. Washington State recently announced plans for this – although how it will work is players will only be able to play against fellow players from Washington State, and not from any other states or countries. I see more states going this route in the future, as online poker is some easy taxable income.
When it comes to online casinos, it’s very hard to judge. Obviously the likes of Harrahs and MGM understand that the future of gambling is online and that it is a huge market, so they would obviously like to see gambling to be legal, and be able to offer online casinos to Americans.
However this is something that has a lot of red tape to cross, and I honestly can’t see online casinos being openly acceptable to Americans for quite a few years yet.
Thankfully there are still some online casinos that accept Americans. The act of gambling itself isn’t technically illegal, and there are quite a few rooms who have stuck around after the UIEGA.
Of all of these casinos, we would recommend Bovada Casino the most. Bovada is a strong and trustworthy brand name, and have shown in the past that they aren’t afraid to go toe to toe with the US Government.
Also our most popular US casino at the moment is currently High Noon Casino, due to their $60 No Deposit Bonus.
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Additional US Citizen Gambling Questions:
So technically, a US citizen can gamble online without any consequences? As long as the site allow us to play, it would be okay?
There are the possible consequences of not being paid from a room or a sportsbook, and not being able to do anything about it.
However there are no issues or concerns in regard to you betting at an online sportsbook, and the authories showing up at your door or anything like that.
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