Internet gaming is a politically charged issue in the United States and elsewhere
Especially since the Act is only for operators and it doesn’t take into account foreign owned internet games, it isn’t efficient and doesn’t work well. However, the conclusion it seems is to do a cost benefit analysis of its benefits and risks and weigh them against each other to decide and make an informed call as to whether internet gambling should be legal, or regulated.
Apart from internet gambling, there are many other types of internet games that have posed problems in the past and present. Casino games and other games left to chance such as the lottery are called ‘games of chance.’ And no federal law specifically prohibits casino games and there are regulations in many states that are pending or have not been passed, and it is allowed openly in Nevada except in the case of non-house banked poker. There are also no open laws in every state against lotteries and therefore they are continued.
Other online applications such as Apple’s came on the Iphone based on Foxconn was removed because it led to suicide, and this is an explanation as to why this industry is a politically loaded one.
This suicide raised questions about whose responsibility it was; Apple’s because it invented the Iphone and the game? Or the government because it was supposed to enact the laws that weren’t even widely understood? Such issues make it difficult to take these situations in hand especially if it has led to an incident such as a suicide already; then one can only do damage control. ...Show more