Do you agree with the statement? Knowing – and understanding – the laws, regulation and tax rules is the most confusing aspect of online gambling in your country.
We sure do, but we have the privilege of trying to enjoy our favorite pastime while living in the home of the free – the United States of America.
And yes – that last bit is oozing with sarcasm.
Only 3 states have legalized some form of online gambling. Each state is different, though, adding to the confusion. Then most of the remaining states are more or less a gray area.
Who really knows what the gambling laws in each state are? Some government agencies sure don’t. The Department of Justice got it all wrong by first saying online poker was illegal. Then a year or two later they said it wasn’t.
If they don’t have it figured out, how can anyone expect you to?
Then you go to other parts of the world and online gambling is just fine. Take Europe and the United Kingdom, for example. Many of the larger gaming companies there are public companies – you can buy their stock. What’s more – players there don’t have to pay taxes.
But things are different when you head to countries like India, Australia, and Canada. Your head can explode trying to figure out what’s okay and what’s not okay in each region.
Do you feel the same way? Well, good news – now you don’t have to – we’ve already done the work for you.
The point of this page is to help you make sense of it all. To give you summaries of laws, regulations, and taxes so you have something to work with. To give you resources so you can make educated decisions about where and what to play.
On this site, you’ll find a list of all the countries we have researched. If you want to know more about a country, their states and all their laws and regulations, just click the links for the country or jurisdiction in the sidebar.