- Posted by philg8
- February 28th, 2010
- Under: Uncategorized
In 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Since the signing of the act into law, many players are confused as to the status of USA online gambling, existing accounts they may have with sites, and where they are able to play. The important thing to understand about this legislation, is that it does not make online gambling in the USA illegal. The act is aimed at blocking financial transactions and money laundering, related to gambling. There are in fact many online gambling sites that will accept USA players, some of which are listed below.
Online Casino Types
Web-Based Online Casinos
Web-based online casinos are websites where users may play casino games without downloading software to the local computer. Games are mainly represented in the browser plugins, and require browser support for these plugins. Also, bandwidth is needed since all graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plugin.
Download-Based Online Casinos
Download-based online casinos require the download of the software in order to play, and wager on the casino games offered. The online casino software connects to the casino service provider and handles contact without browser support. Download-based online casinos generally run faster than web-based online casinos since the graphics and sound programs are located within the software, rather than having to be loaded from the Internet. On the other hand, the initial download and installation of a download-based online casino does take time.