Yes, it is certainly true that the status of legal online gambling and online casino action is still literally all over the map so to speak. Yet, that being said, if you take a look at what is really going on with respect to legal online gambling you will clearly see the positive trend that has quite a number of online gambling industry excited about the future.
Start with a clear understanding of rather recent developments. Are you aware that no less than seven states throughout the U.S. enacted legislation in 2016 enabling their residents to participate in legal regulated Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS).
Recall that prior to 2016, even mentioning legal online gambling sites or daily fantasy sports was widely seen as a waste of time and hardly worth the effort. But oh what a difference a year can make.
Take a look at the lists of states that currently have legislation on the books allowing legal regulated daily fantasy sports betting action. These states include: Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and most recently the state of Mississippi.
Interestingly, the next state where the legalization of online gambling in the form of daily fantasy sports is expected to be hotly debated is none other than Texas. As of this writing it is not clear the direction the Texas debate is expected to take. Just suffice it to say that Texas law currently has no legislation in the books specifically blocking daily fantasy sports.
Meanwhile you must have noticed that the hard to miss flip flop on the topic of daily fantasy sports betting by the major sports league franchises. As you might well remember, not so long ago the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB were staunchly opposed to anything to do with daily fantasy sports.
Now these same major sports league franchises have reversed their positions. Perhaps you already know that each and every one of these major sports league franchises have established working relationships with the sports betting services FanDuel and DraftKings.
So what does all of this mean? Get this: the undeniable fact is that real money online daily fantasy sports betting laws are being relaxed all over the country. The natural consequence of these actions will most likely be increased legal online gambling of all types.
In the very near future, you may well see other states embrace the New Jersey model of legalizing all online gambling action.