2020 US Gambling Law: What Else Is Set To Change In 2020?
In 2020, we are seeing an unprecedented amount of change. Whether it is changing attitudes towards finances or the digitalization of a number of our everyday activities there is plenty that has changed. But with digitalization continuing, could online gambling in the United States be the next thing to change? In this article, we will be looking into the potential changes to gambling regulation in the United States and the effect that this can have on the industry as a whole.
The Current State Of Gambling In The US
At this time, the current stance on gambling in the United States is fairly mixed. With several states either outright banning gambling of any kind or some in the process of legalizing it, pinpointing where you can and cannot gamble can be challenging. During this time many are unsure as to whether the Trump presidency will be the one to legalize sports betting and online gambling. On one side, many are sure that the man who has owned casinos himself, will be more than willing to legalize it on a large scale. However, there are many wondering whether or not this will be the case.
Trump has not shown support for this industry for many years now and has a number of investors that are profiting off of this industry. By legalizing online betting in all its forms, you are taking away cashflow from traditional casinos. It is this change in cashflow that has many believing that the full legalization of gambling will not take place during this time. However, with a vast amount of speculation on the subject, this remains uncertain.
States And Their Stance On Online Gambling
During this time, there are a number of states that are either already there or are in the process of legalizing some form of gambling agreement. Below we have compiled a list of some of these states, to provide insight into the current states that have gambling regulations:
Once one of the only states with gambling permits for sporting events, the state of Nevada has had established and regulated sports betting for several years. This is only increasing as attitudes towards gambling online are changing, allowing for a more all-round gambling experience for those that are living in the state.
In June of 2018, Delaware legalized sports gambling at the tree main casinos in the state. This was after the supreme court found the federal law restricting single-game betting unconstitutional.
Phil Murphy signed a sports betting bill that allows governments to bet on sports. The first bet took place on June 14th, 2018 and this has continued following this. This has since spread to a number of other parts of the state, allowing those that wish to, to bet on sporting events.
There are only 4 on-site locations in upstate New York that allow for betting in the US. The federal law that has been passed in the state does not cover the use of online gambling. However, as laws continue to change within federal courts, this could all change. Whether this will accommodate sports betting on a wider scale or online betting as a whole, this is set to change drastically in the next decade as attitudes begin to change.
Sports Betting In The United States
While there are a number of states that have already legalized a number of gambling options for users, there are some that are still in talks or that have banned it completely. Though this can be hard to track at this time, there is the option of information in LegalBetting.com and other bill trackers that help to clear some of the confusion. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the states that have begun to or are yet to legalize this form of gambling.
This state has recently passed a referendum allowing for the state to offer online sports betting. This is in the process of being passed and will allow people to bet on events over time. This will run alongside the land-based casinos and provide those that wish to with a wide range of games for them to play.
This state has a number of the world’s best land-based casinos for locals and visitors, but it is showing no signs of legalizing online casinos or sports betting at this time. However, there is the option for residence to bet on horse and dog racing and take part in the state lottery.
This has four major land-based casinos and allows for residence and visitors to enjoy live casinos. Because of this, there is no change to the attitudes on online gambling and sports betting online. The only sports betting that is currently legal here is betting on horse racing or billiards games.
This is one of the most recent to pass regulation and allows residence to now enjoy fully functioning sportsbooks and other fully developed betting apps. However, these apps are restricted as you are required to be within a casino location when you use the application. This is a step in the right direction for online casinos, however, there is still a way to go in terms of full regulation and ironing out any initial issues that may occur.
The Future Of Gambling In The United States Of America
Though the future of the industry is unclear at this time, there is plenty that can be done to not only regulate but encourage the growth of the industry in a number of these states. As attitudes continue to change, only time will tell just how many other of the 50 states will begin to legalize both sports betting and online betting.
With this in mind, 2020 is a promising time for the industry, not only in the United States but also around the world as attitudes towards gambling in all its forms change.