Online poker rooms may soon become legal in the United States. If things go well and the Internet Gambling Regulation pussy888, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Acts pass through Congress to finally become a law, online poker rooms will be able to seek licenses to operate in USA.
H.R. 2267 (Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act) is limited in its scope. According to this act, any business, organization or entity found guilty of breaking federal gambling laws will not be eligible to seek licenses. PokerStars has also appealed for the same reason. They are now pushing the fact that they have not broken any state or federal gambling law that could prevent them from receiving a license to operate poker rooms in the United States in case H.R. 2267 is finally passed by the Congress.
According to a recent statement from PokerStars, its activities in USA have always been lawful, and the same is indicated by the legal opinions provided to the company. If the proposed H.R. 2267 becomes a law, a company should not be prevented from acquiring a license to operate poker rooms in United States.
In recent times, the acceptability of online poker all over the world has increased at a rapid rate. Both France and Italy have now accepted the popular US based online poker room. Once PartyPoker pulled out of the US market and Safe Port Act was no more, PokerStars gained immense popularity. When the Safe Port Act was no more, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was not in force as well.
The future of online poker rooms in United States is uncertain, and US online poker will have to wade through deep waters before Congress approves the act. Almost all gambling websites are now gearing up to make sure that they receive licenses when the act is finally passed by Congress.