Online Gambling is a form of gambling where you place a bet online and receive the results. This includes sports betting, casinos, and virtual poker. Some countries allow this type of activity. Others restrict it. In the United States, however, it is illegal.
As of April 2007, a federal bill was introduced that would regulate and restrict online gambling. The act is called HR 2046. It would require licenses from the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for internet gambling facilities.
Currently, there are a number of legal and illegal Internet gambling sites, ranging from poker to horse racing. Most regulated sites accept payment from online bank transfers. However, not all banks will support these transactions.
In addition, the United States Department of Justice recently announced that all forms of Internet gambling are illegal. They also warned PayPal that it could face prosecution.
There are several state laws regulating gambling. One example is the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Another is the Public Gaming Act of 1867. Other Indian laws are vague on this topic.
These laws are designed to protect citizens from illegal gambling. State officials have expressed concern that the Internet could be used to bring illegal gambling into their jurisdictions.
However, due process objections have been raised, especially with regard to regulation of activities occurring in part overseas. While a commercial nature of the gambling business appears to satisfy these concerns, some have doubted that Congress has the power to enforce this law.