Online gambling is gaining popularity amongst peoples from all over the globe. Gamblers are now doubting whether they can gamble online due to laws about online gambling that are cropping up as the phenomenon spreads. Should everyone have the right to gamble online regardless of their country’s laws towards physical gambling? This question is posed to players because there are different laws for different countries. There are certain legalities to follow with respect to gambling online as the industry now deals with huge amounts of money. However despite this no government should have the right to tell its citizens whether they should gamble online or not.
As it stands now rights to play depend on the country where you live and the different laws that apply to your country. Europe is one of the biggest bases of online casino users in the world since European governments allows its people to gamble online. However, Europe is not the only place that allows online gambling, the Asian bloc is growing at an even faster rate than any other region in the world.
The United States of America has recently banned online gambling or rather banned the processing of transactions for online gambling activities. The United States banks do not allow transfer of money to online gambling companies as the state law does not permit them to do so. But the United States law is broad in the way it is written and there are ways for Americans to still gamble online. One such way is the use of the special prepaid credit card that permits the gamblers to bypass all restrictions given by the Government to limit US citizens from participating. These prepaid credit cards allow the US gamblers to play online and at the same time not break any state laws. But the majority of gamblers feel their government should not impose laws on online gambling and view using online casinos for gambling as not a crime but rather a game.
Nevertheless a lot of non-gamblers view gambling in a negative light. The reason behind this is children who are under age are using their parent’s credit cards to gamble online. The fact is that most online casinos do everything to check the age of the account holder before allowing them to gamble online. But this does not stop children from circumventing all restrictions and still gambling online. Also gamblers can get into the habit of gambling online for 24 hours a day and get addicted to it. For these reasons, governments pass laws to control online gambling. What is needed though is more investment in technology to improve the detection and prevention of underage gambling.
Online gambling is a popular gaming activity; it gives pleasure and enjoyment to many people the world over. This is the reason why no government should have the right to tell them whether they should gamble online or not.