The Sports Betting Boom
There’s a whole new world of online gambling that we’ve seen in 2021. It’s the dawn of a new era of legal sports betting in the United States and soon to follow will be the online casino boom.
In 2019 a Federal judge overturned a ruling baring sports gambling in the United States and shortly after New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York all rushed in the USA online sports betting market.
The Online Casino Explosion is Coming
There has been a consistent growth in the number of licensed online casinos opening doors to players from the United States over the last 8 years. It first began in 2013 when New Jersey made online casino betting legal for people with Jersey state boarders.
Bookmakers and internet bookies from around the world lined up to get their license to operate in the state of New Jersey. People have been placing sports bets for hundreds of years. Probably longer even. And people in the USA have been betting on sports over the Internet since the early-mid 90’s. Before now, they we’re doing it at offshore sportsbooks. Often times at unregulated sportsbooks were operating in the early days of of sports betting through the internet.
Legal USA Online Casinos
The first wave of legal USA gambling sites started with online casinos long before the current waved of legalized sports betting began. The first legal United States online casino websites opened to NJ players in 2013.
The last 8 years have been very profitable for the casino sites operating with a NJ gaming license.
Most recently, there’s been a boom in the USA online sports betting market and it now surpasses the number of states with internet casino regulations passed.
Major Gaming Regulators
It took nearly a decade for the United States to follow the lead of the United Kingdom with regards to regulating Internet gambling. The UKGC has been effectively regulating sports betting, poker games, bingo, lottery and online casino games since they first started in 2005.
In Canada is is legal to gamble on the Internet at either state owned and operated online lottery sites and through gaming websites licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
Malta is also a major player in the world of Internet gambling. The Malta Gaming Authority is the license provider and gaming regulator for roughly half of the most popular Internet casinos. They’re a trusted online gambling regulation agency and monitor the operations of hundreds of different web gambling companies.
A new trend with Internet gambling sites, other than Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, is the move towards mobile gaming. All of the best casinos offer a full selection of mobile games you can play for money from any mobile device.