FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 4th February, 2014 – GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of business intelligence to the global gambling industry, has released a new briefing paper finding that at least ten U.S. states are set to consider legislation this year to regulate or expand Internet casino or poker games.
The ten states are: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
However, despite increasing lobbying activity, federal legislation remains unlikely, says the paper, U.S. Internet Gambling In Focus, which was published today.
Meanwhile, a handful of other states will also consider joining Georgia, Illinois and Minnesota in permitting lottery tickets or games to be purchased or played online.
"In 2013, ten states considered legislation that would legalize online casino-style gambling, which was a historic high. This year is shaping up to be at least as busy," said Chris Krafcik, research director at GamblingCompliance and the author of the briefing paper.
The year 2013 marked a new era for U.S. online gambling, as poker and casino websites launched in Nevada (April), Delaware (November) and New Jersey (November).
This year, those pioneering states will continue exploratory moves toward allowing interstate or even international play.
"New Jersey has already introduced legislation that would allow casinos there to offer online games in other states and foreign nations," Krafcik said.
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GamblingCompliance is the leading provider of business intelligence to the global gambling industry, specializing in high level and independent news, analysis, data, eLearning and bespoke research.
Its products include U.S. Internet Gambling Regulatory Tracker, a service that monitors legislative, regulatory and commercial activity across the country. Each monthly report identifies key points in all pending legislation, and projects when — or whether — that legislation will likely be enacted, allowing subscribers to react smartly and expeditiously to regulatory change.