Where Is Online Gambling Legal?

where is online gambling legal

Online gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry regulated in certain countries and outlawed in others. While Europe boasts some of the most advanced iGaming frameworks and regulations, not every state shares these ideals; some even harbor animus toward this form of entertainment altogether.

New York is among these states, but while legalizing online casino gaming may eventually pass in New York it seems unlikely. New York’s government takes great care in overseeing any form of gambling activity in their state and needs to ensure everything is legal before moving forward with anything further.

Florida, like other states, has not taken to online casino play; sports betting remains its sole form of gambling available there, although this has caused legal disputes between state officials and Seminole Tribe members relating to its operation. But with election year quickly approaching and states seeking new revenue sources for themselves – Florida may finally open itself up to online casinos operating within its borders.

Pennsylvania stands out as an exemplary state that has progressed with online gambling. In 2022, Pennsylvania passed legislation to regulate iGaming, and in 2023 became one of the first states to launch an operational iGaming market featuring multiple operators such as FanDuel, BetMGM and Caesars.

Rhode Island is another state that’s made strides toward iGaming legislation, with Rhode Island becoming the latest to legalize online casino games in June 2023, following in the footsteps of its Northeastern neighbors. One unique aspect of Rhode Island’s legalization of iGaming is requiring all table games with live dealers.

Oregon, Montana and New Mexico have yet to take steps towards online gambling, though Oregon only allows sports betting via tribal casinos while New Mexico’s legislature has attempted to pass legislation legalizing other forms of gambling without success; Indiana and California both attempted similar bills recently which may open up avenues for New Mexico in the future.