In the 1990s, online gambling became immensely popular and looked like a way to get around government regulation. Online gaming operators could set up shop in offshore jurisdictions and anyone with a web browser could place a bet. As a result, Congress and the Department of Justice looked into ways to regulate online gambling.
Today, online gambling is legal in many states and is growing rapidly. In fact, the United States is on the verge of legalizing it. New York Senator Joseph Addabbo has introduced Senate Bill 8412, which would allow land-based casino operators to access the online market. Other states are beginning to recognize the growing popularity of online gambling and legalized it.
Another advantage of online gambling is that players have the freedom to play at their own pace. Instead of having to wait for others to play or the table to open, online gambling allows players to play their favorite games whenever they choose. It is even possible to play your favorite games on your mobile device. This means that you can play a wide range of games in the comfort of your own home or while traveling.