«Alarming Messages from the US Congress
The United States Congress should think twice before banning legal online gambling.It was rather thoughtless of the Congress to even mention banning of online gaming across the country. It is not about you owning an online casino site or gambling on this kind of sites.
The idea of stepping back into the past free of legal online casinos is too silly in itself.Among numerous strong arguments explaining why online casinos should be banned across the US, the Congress highlights the following three reasons
:• Inefficient measures used to authenticate users. A common concern among officials is to discourage gambling among minors and other not less vulnerable members of the society, such as people suffering from gambling addiction;
• The online gaming industry will soon start violating constitutional and human rights of people;
• Legalization of online casinos may lead to banning of innovative technologies that have gained their popularity and are widely used by the society.
Legalization of online gambling operators will stimulate further growth and development of the black market of online casinos. Actually the United States Congress does not follow any strategy against illegal online casinos.Especially now that online casinos are being actively legalized in various states. We should mention that legalized casinos apply special measures of authentication it’s logical that those users who do not pass it find alternatives to legal casinos. It has been estimated that the number of such gamblers is around 1 billion, and the profit made by ‘black casinos’ reaches annually $ 3 milliard a year.
When the United States Congress mentioned discontinuation of legalization of online casinos, it means that the government of the country does not want to take responsibility for all those cases when gamblers experience problems with dishonest operators of ‘black casinos’. Since it is sometimes extremely difficult to identify and find the real owner of the casino, it is much easier to ban any kind of online gambling in the USA.Banning of online gambling coming from the US Congress will guarantee that millions of Americans playing in online casinos shall have no legal protection in case misunderstandings arise.
The ‘black market’ of online gambling is also potentially dangerous in the sense of money laundering, theft of personal information and even sponsoring terrorist groups. Nevertheless, there are strong arguments against banning of online casinos. The budgeting of local schools, hospitals and other institutions of the state where online casinos are already legalized have a stable income that is used for their development and maintenance. If the Congress takes this step, then state authorities will develop their own program that they will use to regulate online casinos, because this would be a very profitable measure for their budgets.
Besides, let us not forget state lotteries. They use the Internet in order to widen the circle of potential gamblers. If the bill passes and the law is approved, lotteries will also suffer. This only means that the whole country will miss a reliable source of money to supply its budget.