USA Online Gambling Regulation News

Published June 26, 2014 by OCR Editor

USA Online Gambling Regulation News

The week's latest in online gambling regulation news in the USA.

The online gaming world never sleeps, especially in the United States, where the issue of legalizing online gaming both at federal and state levels is constantly being evaluated. Here are the latest developments from the past week:

Delaware and Mac

As one of the three states to have passed legislation for online gambling, Delaware is introducing further innovations by allowing Mac users to log onto Delaware’s three online casinos sites without having to download the application. 

Secretary of Finance Tom Cook commented, “The success of internet gaming for the state, the casinos, and players depends on creating a fun and easy experience for everyone. We’re excited to offer an iGaming option that doesn’t require a Poker download, and we’re thrilled Mac users can now participate.”

New Online Poker Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Senator Edwin Erickson introduced a new bill to Pennsylvania's state senate last week, following a study of gambling that concluded that online poker could produce revenues of almost $130 million annually for the state.

This new bill leaves out a critical clause found in previous bills - “authorized game” - which means that not only poker games would be allowed, but other casino games as well. The “bad actor clause” from previous bills remains, which means that companies that accepted players from Pennsylvania after December 31, 2006 will be forbidden to participate. 

Bovada Says No to Delaware and Nevada

Bovada, the largest online poker site in the United States, has announced that they will no longer accept new players from Delaware and Nevada, two of the three states to have regulated online gaming. New Jersey, the third state, was banned from the site last month. New players who try to register from any of these states receive the following message: “We are sorry. We do not accept registrations from your state. For more information please contact us.”

See also

USA Regulation News Round-up

Online Gambling World Regulation News Round Up

USA Online Gambling Regulations: Week of October 23

New Jersey Online Gambling Review

New Jersey Online Gambling Expansion Moves Forward


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