Online Gambling Transforming the Internet

Published July 5, 2014 by Sol FH

Online Gambling Transforming the Internet

Where you are from is major business for online gambling operators and it is forcing a change of the internet.

In a recent statement the founder and CEO of the Central Account Management System (CAMS), Matthew Katz said that the online gambling industry “is forcing a massive change in how the internet works.”  When asked to elaborate he explained that when the internet was first created it was supposed to be something that was everywhere, not limited to borders.  The very laws of online gambling require players to verify where they are and how old they are in order to play for real money.

Big Brother

With payment processing and player verification already huge business, the internet is forever changing from its initial no-borders ideals to one that knows exactly where you are, what you do, your age, your friend's names and of course your latest status update or tweet.  This is a complete 360 degree switch from the anonymity and no validation necessary of old, to the completely transparent and validated present and future; all applicable by law.  

In the US there are now numerous States in talks for online gambling after Nevada and New Jersey have shown what a success it can be budget-wise.  More and more states are attempting to follow suit like California, Mississippi, New York, Iowa, and Pennsylvania, which means millions of players across the legal states will be able to play. With more states on board, Katz thinks that it is only a matter of time before there is internet taxation in affect.

There is little that can be done about staying off the grid while online unless you are a hacker or a special agent.  The location of your computer or mobile device is essential for any kind of online gambling in the US and many other countries around the world.  

 

See also

Online Gambling Drives Q1 Growth in a Transforming Swedish Market

How the Web is Transforming the Online Lottery Industry


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