For now, four states have approved the legalization of the operation of online gambling sites and services within the boundaries of the United States.
In this article, we’ll be talking about the shape of the online gambling industry in each of these four states, such as their revenues, online casino games, and more. But first of all, let’s take a look at the order in which the operation of online gambling became legal.
When Did They Legalize Online Gambling?
The first to legalize online gambling facilities to be operated in the state is Delaware and New Jersey, and it’s been that way since 2013 when they started offering online casino and poker games.
Nevada started in that same year, but they prioritized on offering online poker games.
Pennsylvania had only recently legalized online poker and casino gaming in late 2017. However, since it was late that year, it was only in 2018 that online gambling sites started their operation.
Delaware offers a wide variety of online gambling. There is off-track horse betting in which the most popular sites for this type of gambling is TVG and TwinSpires.
There are also online casino games provided to you by 888. Their games include roulette, blackjack, and their famous Jacks or Better video poker, which makes it obvious that they allow online poker as well. They also offer 15 slot titles.
There are also sites for their racinos, namely Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway, and Delaware Park.
New Jersey allows for horse racing and most of the sites in the state are permitted through 4NJBets.
There are also online poker sites specifically made in New Jersey, all of which are available in the following sites: WSOP.com, 888, Party Poker, and Borgata Poker. PokerStars had recently just got started their operation once more in New Jersey.
Also, the aforementioned four sites also offer online casino games.
There are currently three types of online gambling that were legalized in Nevada. Those are off-track betting, sports betting, and online poker.
However, they have conditions. For horseracing, betting is needed to be done on apps and official websites that are regulated by licensed betting companies. The same goes for accepting bets on sports events.
Online poker is also legal, as well as an online casino game, but you’ll have to be on the boundaries of the casino when making a bet.
Off-track betting is the only form of online gambling in Pennsylvania that is legalized. Sites such as TwinSpires, XpressBet, and TVG are the only ones that exist to provide that service, although they’re available both in your browser and mobile apps.
However, there’s another type of “gambling”, which may not be clear as of now. Daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings, CBS Sports, Yahoo!, and FanDuel allow the entrance of Pennsylvania players to their site.
This is perhaps because daily fantasy sports are considered a gaming skill and not gambling. However, there’s no law in the state of Pennsylvania that states that these sites are legal, but it’s considered… for now.
These are the four states that accept the operation of online gambling. Gambling companies saw this as an opportunity and so you’ll find large establishments getting built in some areas in these four states.