Sound of cards shuffling, dice hitting the felt, or acknowledgement of a jackpot winner are all signs that you’re probably in a casino. But what if you found out that you can hear those sounds from the very own comfort of your home? Would you be excited? Well some people are, currently, with the reemergence of online gambling after being banned eight years ago.
Where is this legal?
As of now, New Jersey is the only state where online gambling is fully legal to partake in. Nevada and Delaware also offer some online gambling, as well. Now, those who either live in New Jersey or just visiting can enjoy the comfort of gambling from wherever they choose, as long as it’s in New Jersey. Some online gambling sites still prohibit you from using them if you’re in a state that doesn’t allow it.
Will my state allow online gambling again?
Currently, eight other states, including California, have bills being drafted in order to reinstate online gambling. So cross your fingers in hopes that yours is a part of that short list, or a possible addition later on.
Why should anyone care about the reemergence of online gambling mean?
The predicted tax revenue of online gambling in New Jersey is expected to be $45 million. That’s an enormous amount of revenue being generated by a business that seems so minimal as online gambling. If more states were to push for online gambling to be legal again, that could generate billions of tax dollars each year that can definitely help the U.S. Now, is more states expected to do that just yet? Probably not, state lawmakers may wait to see how things play out for New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware before jumping the gun.
How can I participate?
First, you have to be 21 years of age to partake in online gambling. You don’t necessarily have to live in either of those states to play but you do have to be there when placing your bets. If you try to place outside of those state lines, you won’t be able to play. The gaming sites have a locator that pinpoints your exact location, which will prohibit you from playing or betting in any way. You’re allowed to place bets with your debit card, credit card, or even in person. Just make sound decisions and don’t become too addicted too soon.