Online Gambling
Online casinos There are plenty of online casinos, in which people can play casino games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and many other. These games are played against the "house" that makes profit due to the fact that probabilities are slightly its favour. A few sites that aren't trustworthy have been proven to offer fake games, which are less mathematically fair than they appear. Poker online There is a wide variety of poker rooms online that offer a variety of games like Poker, most commonly Texas hold'em, but additionally Omaha, Seven-card stud, and other game types. Players compete against each other in a game, with the "house" earning its cash via the "rake". Bet on online sports Several major bookmakers offer fixed-odds betting over the internet where gamblers usually bet on the outcome of sports events. A relatively recent internet technology is the bet exchange, which allows individuals to make bets on each other (with the "house" paying a small commission). Visit:- funds transfer Typically, gamblers upload funds to an online gambling company, make bets or play games they offer, and pay out winnings. European gamblers can often pay for gambling accounts using a debit or credit card, and cash out winnings directly to their card. Because of the questionable legality of online gambling on the United States, however, U.S. credit cards frequently not accepted. However, several intermediary businesses - including Firepay, Neteller, and Moneybookers provide accounts through that (among others) the online gaming industry can be funded. Casino operators and online poker rooms typically offer bonuses for using these 'alternative payment methods'. Cheque and wire transfer is also common. General legal concerns Online gambling is legal and legal in many countries, such as that of the United Kingdom and several nations in and in the Caribbean Sea. The United States Federal Appeals Courts has confirmed on the Federal Wire Act prohibits electronic transmission of data for sports betting across states. There is no law prohibiting betting of any kind. Certain states have laws that prohibit online gambling of any type. Additionally, operating an online gaming business without a proper license would be illegal. No states are currently granting online gaming licenses. The island state in Antigua and Barbuda which is the holder of licenses for Internet gambling entities, made a complaint with the World Trade Organization about the U.S. government's actions to restrict online gambling. The Caribbean country was the first to win the preliminary ruling , however the WTO's appeals committee has partially reversed that favorable ruling in April, 2005. The appeals ruling effectively permitted state laws prohibiting gambling across Louisiana, Massachusetts, South Dakota and Utah. The appeals panel also concluded that the United States may be violating global trade rules as its laws on horse-racing bets weren't applied equally to both domestic and foreign online betting companies. The panel also held that some online gambling restrictions that were imposed by US federal laws were incompatible with the international trade agency's GATS services agreement. In March 2003 In March 2003, Deputy Attorney General John G. Malcolm testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the special problems presented by online gambling. A major concern of the United States Department of Justice is online money laundering. The anonymous nature that is the Internet and encryption makes it extremely difficult to trace transactions in money laundering online. In April 2004, Google along with Yahoo!, the internet's two largest search engines, announced that they were removing gambling advertisements on their sites. The announcement followed a United States Department of Justice announcement that, in what some claim is a contradiction to this Appeals Court ruling, the Wire Act relating to telephone betting applies to all forms of Internet gambling and any advertisements that advertise gambling "may" be considered to be aiding and encouraging. Some critics of the Justice Department's action claim that it has no legal basis for requiring businesses to stop advertising and that they are protected by the First Amendment. As of April 2005, Yahoo! has provided advertisements to "play with money" gambling online. In February 2005, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill to legally regulate and legalize online gambling as well as the operators of online poker rooms in the State. While testifying to the State Senate, the CEO of one cardroom online, Paradise Poker, pledged to move to the state should the legislation become law. However, the bill was defeated at the hands of state lawmakers by the State Senate in March 2005. Jim Kasper, the Representative who was the sponsor of the bill will propose a ballot measure in 2006 on the topic. Problem gambling Because gambling on the internet is brought right into a player's home and there is a risk that online gambling can raise the amount of problematic gambling. In the United States, the link between access to gambling and problems with gambling was investigated in 1999 by The National Gambling Impact Study, which concluded it was "the presence of a gambling establishment within 50 miles approximately doubles the proportion of troubled and pathological gamblers". If this finding is correct it is reasonable to assume that having easy access to online gambling could also increase problem gambling. In the same report, an opportunity that "the speedy instant gratification that is offered by Internet games, as well as the higher security they offer can exacerbate the problem of pathological gambling". Bernie Horn, of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling who testified during a hearing before Congress that the accessibility of online gambling "magnifies the danger of the addiction".  

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