Online gambling is a type of gambling that is done on the Internet. It includes sports betting and casino games. In some countries, it is legal, but in others, it is prohibited.
The federal government has imposed several regulations on online gambling. One of them, the Federal Information Technology Rules, is designed to block unlawful activity. However, the issue has raised some constitutional questions. Those concerns are centered on the question of whether Congress has the power to regulate Internet gambling under the Commerce Clause.
As a result, Congress has debated legislation that would regulate online gambling. Two bills, introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Senator Jon Kyl, would have restricted online gambling activities. These bills also imposed penalties for violations of the Act.
A federal criminal case has been brought against the founders of three of the largest Internet poker companies. The company faces charges of money laundering and UIGEA violations.
Many states have passed anti-gambling laws. However, they have not been particularly active in enforcing these laws.
Online gambling has grown in popularity over the past few years. It offers convenience and a host of bonuses. For instance, some sites allow players to play with live dealers and live scores. And some sites have apps for iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and Blackberries.
Some critics of the move claim that it has no legal basis. Others argue that it is the right of the federal government to regulate such an activity.