Home  |  Online Casino Reviews  |  Casino Bonus Money  |  Best Online Casinos  |  Free Casino Games  |  Send Complaint

Popular Pages

UK Casinos UK Online Casino
Euro Casino Euro


Online Casino Software: US Restrictions

If you are a U.S. citizen, your online gambling options are much fewer these days. Or rather, your options for licensed and regulated online casinos are much fewer. Ever since the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006 (which most members of Congress did not even know about due to the bill's buried attachment to a Port Security Bill), a handful of U.S. States have made it difficult for online casinos to accept wagers from U.S. players. As a result, many online casino operators have dropped out of the U.S. market entirely, while a fewer number of operators have chosen to stay in the game. Of those casinos that have, a handful are imposing policies that only accept U.S. citizens from particular State's, while a fewer number of enterprising operations have managed to set up secure, alternative financial solutions for U.S. citizens in all states.

The selection of U.S. facing online casinos is contingent upon the software developer. Of the reputable casino software platforms (view link to read more on gaming software), several casinos powered by Vegas Technology, and Real Time Gaming are still accepting U.S. players. Playtech, Cryptologic and Wager Works have completely dropped out, and a handful of Microgaming casinos are facing the U.S. with some restrictions. Those Microgaming-powered online casinos that are still facing the U.S, have imposed restrictions on players residing in certain States.

Those players residing in the following States, will NOT be able to play at Microgaming casinos listed and reviewed here at OCS:

Illinois,  Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin & D.C.

Players who do not reside in these State's, are in the clear. Those U.S. citizens who do reside in any of the above State's, are not eligible to gamble at Microgaming online casinos and may want to consider gambling at a U.S. facing online casino powered by Vegas Technology or Real Time Gaming.

Currently, there are two co-joined bills doing the rounds in Congress, both with an aim to overturn the UIGEA and regulate online gambling. The Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA) is Congressman and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank's bill that calls for a drastic revision of the UIGEA (we might as well call it an overturning of the UIGEA), while Congressman Jim McDermott's Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act specifically lays out guidelines for regulating and taxing online casinos. Both bills have already begun to gain widespread support from other members of Congress.

Back to Online Casino Suite Home

Free Newsletter
Over 1,000 Subscribers and growing daily.

Featured Casino
Golden Casino is offering a generous $555 welcome bonus on your first deposit.
Online slots casinos are now innovative and high-tech, from penny slots to high stakes progressives.
We offer a wide variety of BINGO options, including software downloads and online flash games.
Onlinecasinosuite.com online casino directory provides an extensive directory of poker card gaming.
Video Poker
Online poker casinos offer the excitement of live gaming "in real time with real people" as well as private gaming.

Copyright � 2009 World Gambling Review | Online Casino Suite