Enforced Online Gambling Still in Force in the US
Ask a devoted online gamer in the US to stop playing, and you better be prepared for battle. It’s obvious to say that Americans like to gamble online, and have done so since the beginning of the concept. But in 2006, things changed for the disastrous when UIGEA came into effect. Despite all the obstacles thrown in their way, the newest calculations from big online survey and analysis source Media Metrix show that the US online gaming is on the rise. It indicates that the more anti-online-gaming the establishment becomes, backed by political heavy hitters and the Department of Justice, the stronger the resolve of the public strike back. After all, it’s in their Constitution to do so.
In November last year, statistics show an 11-percent increase in US punters going to online gambling sites. In total, they made around 16 million unique visits to online gambling sites over the course of the month, which is an increase of just over 1.5 million from October.
The steady momentum increase is also a reaction to the dive that brick-and-mortar casinos have been going through over the past several months. After all, the more because people tighten their overall spending, the more time they spend at home in front of the computer having a punt at the poker or roulette tables. After all, they’re not spending money on gas, hotels, flights, and so on. It’s a cycle that seems to embolden Americans and infuriate Washington.