Three Online Casinos Closing to US PlayersPublished August 1, 2015 by Elana K
Three online casinos, Play2WinCasino, 21GrandCasino, SupremePlay, have closed to US players due to regulatory issues. It is not yet known when these issues will be resolved.
A number of online casinos have recently announced that they will be closing to United States players due to regulatory issues. These casinos are: Play2WinCasino, 21GrandCasino, SupremePlay, and although they are closing to US players, they will still be open to players in France, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Italy and other European countries.
It is not yet known whether or when these casinos will re-open to United States players.
US Online Gambling
Online gambling for Americans has traditionally been much more difficult than for their European counterparts. In fact, in the area of online gambling, the United States has been much more conservative than Europe. While online gambling has been regulated for many years in a large number of European and Asian countries (as well as Australia), the United States is only now getting in on the action.
At this moment, online gambling in the US is a hot topic, with raging battles being fought at both federal and state levels about whether internet gambling should be legalized. At this point, only three US states have legalized internet gambling: Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Many more are considering it, but it is still a very new and conflicted topic.
At the federal level, there are very strong opponents to the legalization of online gambling; namely, Sheldon Adelson, senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz. These are all supporters of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would blanketly impose a ban on internet gambling at both federal and state levels.
Where Can US Players Go?
US players - don’t despair. You can still enjoy the fun of online gambling at a number of reputable sites, including Rich Casino, Vegas Casino Online and Slotland Casino. And unless RAWA is passed (which wouldn’t be for a long time), residents of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware can continue taking advantage of their local online gaming opportunities.