Online Gambling Lawyer
Online gambling is any type of betting conducted via the internet. This includes casinos, online poker and virtual poker. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the first world poker championship in October 1994. Gambling has been illegal in the U.S. since the passage of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1994, but many states have legalized online gambling.
Today there are literally hundreds of online gambling websites operating across the country and there are an estimated 1.9 million active internet gambling sites. This huge proliferation of web sites means that the field of online gambling is growing at a exponential rate with no signs of slowing down. As the laws covering online gambling have changed little over the years some states have more restrictive gambling laws than others and the laws covering online gaming in the U.S. have become extremely confusing, particularly when it comes to online wagering.
The fact that online gambling has become so widely spread across the U.S. means that there are now a vast number of lawyers practicing in this area. Because of this wide ranging practice of law there are now many expert and experienced online gambling lawyers with expertise in this specific area of the law. It is therefore very important for anyone looking to engage in any form of online gambling to seek advice from an expert online gambling lawyer to make sure that their legal rights are protected.