Online Gambling is a form of gambling where you can play casino games and other betting options on the Internet. You can play on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. The process is simple and works very similar to traditional gambling.
Legislation regulating Internet gambling has been introduced several times in Congress since 1995. One bill would have modified the Wire Act to prohibit Internet gambling, and a few others proposed to restrict its use.
UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act)
The UIGEA was passed in October 2006. It prohibits credit cards or electronic payment systems from being used to pay for online gambling.
It is also illegal to create and operate an online gambling site that is based in the United States. For this reason, if you are looking for an online gaming site that is legal in Washington, you should avoid using those that claim to be American-based.
Choosing a Casino
If you are looking for an online gambling site, make sure that it is licensed and subject to regulation by a government body that regulates Internet gaming. This will ensure that you can gamble safely and without fear of scams or fraud.
The best online casinos will have their licensing and information on the website clearly visible so that you can be confident in your choice. If you are not sure whether a casino is legitimate, check with your local authorities or with the police in your country.