The first legal online casino was launched in Liechtenstein, and has since spread to other countries. In the United Kingdom, sports betting and virtual poker have become increasingly popular. During the past decade, many other countries have followed. But with the popularity of these games, regulating authorities are taking a closer look at the regulations surrounding online gambling. While many states still have regulations that limit who can and cannot gamble, more are beginning to regulate the industry.
While there are still many legal jurisdictions that restrict online gambling, many states have legalized it. Currently, online casinos are available in Canada, Delaware and several other states in the United States. In addition, several nations in the Caribbean have made online gambling available. Licensed online casino operators are required to get a license from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. In some states, such as New Jersey, online gaming is a regulated industry and must have a license from the state in which it operates.
Although there are many legal jurisdictions where online gambling is legal, some restrictions do apply. For example, in the United Kingdom, the gambling industry is regulated by the UK Government. Most countries in the European Union and the Caribbean have laws protecting online gaming. In the United States, there are also federal criminal cases involving the biggest online poker companies. These cases involved violations of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and bank fraud. However, these cases are rare.