UIGEA Law

Many Americans are now finding it hard to find US online casinos.  This is because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) which made it illegal to transfer funds within US borders for the purpose of online gaming.  This was passed into law last 2006.  This law resulted to many online casinos that no longer accept transactions from players based in the US.  This led to the drastic decline of usa casino sites. But because the law is poorly written there are still some sites that accept transactions from US players. Please be advised that you should check the laws in your local jurisdiction before making the choice to gamble online.

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Law, however, doesn’t make it illegal for Americans to play casino games online.  The US players just have to find a casino that accepts Americans so they can continue playing their favorite casino games.  You have to remember, of course, to play in moderation and not to the point of being hooked to gambling.

If you’re finding it difficult to look for online casinos that accept US players then just look for the keywords “casino usa” and “online casino us” which would lead you to the ones that accept American players.  These accepts deposits or withdrawals to and from American banks.

When the US imposed the UIGEA ban the government wanted to make it illegal to withdraw and deposit money in US banks that are related to gambling.   Unfortunately, this law is one of the most difficult to enforce because the internet is well known for not being regulated.  That is why some sites still get away with transacting with players from the US.  There are now clever schemes employed by online casino operators that allow users to buy credits or other unit of measurement, which can then be gambled and even redeemed later for money.  It’s very difficult to find them but they still exist.  Once the government finds a way to effectively enforce this it would become even more difficult.

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