Question:
Is Online Gambling Legal in the US?

Answer:
Depends on who you speak to.  I can tell you this, the US Government passed the UIGEA Act on October 13, 2006.  The mere participation in online betting or wagering is not banned or criminalized by this Act.  On the Federal level, there is no law that bans online casinos.

Since most of these offshore gambling sites are out of the reach of US authorities and are legal in the countries where they exist, there is really little US authorities can do to stop them.

According to the Justice Department, Internet sports book is illegal for Americans. The courts have ruled that under the 1961 Wire Wager Act, which prohibits the use of phone lines for placing sports bets, Internet sports betting is illegal.

On the State level, these following states have laws on the books that make playing online a crime.  Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.


Options:

I have listed 6 casinos on the left that accept players from the US.  Most accept blackjack to meet the wager requirements.

Deposits can be made with a few e-wallets or even your own credit cards. 

Payments are made via check.  Payout's are taking around 2 weeks from the time you request it.

The staff at OBG is always looking for new and better casinos for you to play.  I have a thread on the forum dedicated to casinos that are accepting U.S. players.  Some of these casinos accept blackjack, others do not.  Make sure you review the terms and conditions of each of these casinos before you make your deposit!



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