Is online roulette and gambling at internet casinos illegal in the US?

According to the UIGEA or the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, you may be surprised to know that it is not illegal. Basically, this law only applies to online gambling or casinos games, like roulette, that can be played over the internet. The players themselves are safe from receiving penalties and fines though.

Essentially, this law applied to the banks and credit card agencies like MasterCard, Visa, Neteller, ect. These companies are the ones that are targeted by the Anti-Gaming laws. The objective was to limit online gambling by cutting off the flow of money between customers and casinos. We all know that it would be against the US constitution to ban gambling to US citizens. As I stated in an earlier post, the government is beginning to reverse this law because of public outcry.

You may have noticed that this law is trying to work around the constitution in a sort of loophole by not directly punishing it’s citizens for wanting to gamble online. All they are doing is making it much harder for them to play by putting a squeeze on the money flow between customer and business, via payment methods. There are still plenty of other ways to deposit funds, but it won’t be nearly as easy because the major companies are being cracked down by this law. It is so inconvenient for some casino businesses to set up a system to accept the many smaller transaction companies that they just decided not to accept US players.

If you are located in the US, there are a couple great internet casinos of high quality to check out. A great one is CasinoMax and also Cherry Jackpot. You would need to check out the specifics on how to deposit and withdraw money with these places because they always change and they are constantly looking for easier ways to complete the process.