If you are an online gambler living in the United States things have changed quite dramatically in recent years. The biggest developments was the sneaking through of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) into law. This bill was attached to an unrelated bill and was passed into law late 2006.
The bill is rather obscure and really only deals with the financial methods used to fund online gambling rather than banning the actual act of playing online. There has been much debate on the subject so if you want more information we suggest visiting the following links.
So how does this effect you as a player? First there are many casinos that stopped taking US players. These casinos include very popular sites such as Spin Palace, InterCasino, 32 Red and William Hill. Other casinos took a slightly less drastic approach and banned only the US States with anti online gaming laws.
Another problem that occurred with the passing of the bill is the amount of methods to deposit for US players has been reduced. NETeller which was the most popular E-wallet no longer allows US gambling transactions. Still there are a lot of ways to deposit if you are a US player and lots of reputable US online casinos. See the individual casino web sites for all of the possible options.
Here at Casino Checklist we have implemented some indicators for US players to quickly be able to tell if they can play at a particular online casino. These are found on various pages of the site and are as follows.
- All Players from the USA are Welcome
- No Players from the USA Allowed
These flags are a quick guide to where you can play. We are hopeful that in the near future all of the flags will have the green light but until then you still have some options.