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Greece has become the latest country to crack down on Internet gamblers who do not pay taxes on their winnings. The government has set up a police task force to go after gamblers who bail out on paying taxes from online casino earnings.
Revenue has started to come back in Las Vegas casinos, but that has not stopped the companies that own those casinos from thinking big. Many of the biggest gaming companies in the world are expecting to launch US online casinos in the near future.
Online gambling is coming to the US. That is the opinion of Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman. Although the treasurer does not agree with the online gambling movement, he is prepared to back a push in the Massachusetts legislature to allow the state lottery to sell tickets online.
Washington DC was set to become the first jurisdiction to allow online casinos openly in the US, but recently the city is coming under fire for the plan. The original plan was to have the casinos operating by July, with real money play to begin in September.
The latest attempt to regulate online poker in the US came on Friday when Representative Joe Barton introduced the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011. Unfortunately for online casinos, they will be left out of the party if the legislation is approved.
By the end of this year, gamblers that travel to Las Vegas may no longer have to freshen up and head downstairs to the casino in order to gamble. These gamblers will have the luxury of turning on their televisions, and playing their favorite casino games.
Three states will have lawmakers discussing new online casino legislation in the coming weeks, with Nevada, the gaming capital of the US, leading the way. Florida and Iowa are other states that are also considering online poker legislation.
Individual states are making a strong push towards regulated online gambling in the US, but online casinos are for the most part being left out of new proposals. California, Florida, and Iowa are all looking to pass new online gaming laws, but each is only looking to regulate online poker.
It has been several weeks since New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation that would bring casino gambling to the Internet in the state. Online gamblers are now getting antsy waiting for Governor Chris Christie to sign the bill.
The state of Florida appears poised to become the next state to regulate online poker. With New Jersey lawmakers already legalizing full online casino gambling, Florida legislators are discussing taking the first step towards that goal.