Why are sites restricting U.S. play?
Many online gaming sites decided to stop accepting bets when the U.S. Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Although the measure does nothing to change the players' right to bet online, it will eventually force American banks and credit card companies to block some types of electronic transactions to Internet gambling businesses. Other gaming sites stopped accepting U.S.-based bets in anticipation of the bill’s passage. And some never accepted U.S. bets because of the uncertain regulatory climate.
I have money in an account with one of these sites. Can I still get it out?Each site is setting its own rules for withdrawing money. Please check with your casino to find out their policy. Some sites, like CelebPoker, have set a deadline for making withdrawals. Others, like PartyPoker, will allow all current U.S. account holders to log on and withdraw money. And some, like Betfred, may ask you to call a special phone number to make payment arrangements. Please check with the individual site to see what their policy is.
Below is a list of sites restricting U.S. play. To view specific restrictions, click on the site name.
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U.S. Restriction News
Governor Rick Snyder vetoes Michigan online gaming bill
On Friday, the Michigan governor vetoed nearly 40 bills, including House Bill 4926, which would have legalized intrastate gaming from Michigan’s state commercial and tribal casino operators.
Michigan becomes 6th state to regulate online gambling in the U.S.
The bill includes provisions for the legalization of real-money internet casino gaming in the state, as well as internet sports betting. It will now be presented to the Governor of Michigan and may then be signed into law at the Governor’s discretion.
AGA to Congress: When it comes to sports betting, states and sovereign tribal nations know best
American Gaming Association's Sara Slane testifies before House Subcommittee at Thursday's congressional sports betting hearing in Washington, D.C.
Betting on Sports Week in September
SBC Events will invite more than 2,500 delegates to “feel the pulse of the sports betting industry” through six events at this year’s Betting on Sports Week in London from 18-21 September.
New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.
APCW Perspectives: Red Riding Hood and gambling ad standards
This week, J. Todd has news from the U.K., where the ASA and Parliament are questioning some fairy tale gaming advertising. Plus, updates from Canada and the U.S., where insider trading and sports betting are hot topics.
APCW Perspectives: A droll stroll through gambling news
We have a lot of interesting topics to cover this week, with stories from Gibraltar, Malta and the U.K. Also, news on Fan Duel, Affiliate Edge and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.
FanDuel acquired by Paddy Power Betfair
The transaction combines FanDuel’s world-class technology, well-recognized brand, and large, highly engaged user base with Betfair US’s existing TVG horse racing betting network and media business along with its online casino business in New Jersey.
APCW Perspectives: US sports betting decision and fallout
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down PASPA as an unconstitutional violation of states' rights. However, as J. Todd discusses in this week's episode, what this really means for sports betting in America and beyond remains a point of debate.
Top 10 questions and answers regarding the US Supreme Court sports betting decision
In the spirit of clearing up some of the uncertainties and false notions that have been bandied about over the last few days, Casino City's Gary Trask answers 10 common questions about the future of sports betting in the U.S.