Online gambling in the United States could remain illegal throughout the country and those states that currently have enacted legislation that makes it legal within their respective states could potentially see those laws overridden by Federal laws and therefore see online gambling once again be illegal in those states. This is due to a Senator Lindsey Graham preparing to table legislation that would ban any kind of online gambling in the country. This bill is being backed up by the likes of Sheldon Adelson, one of the largest supporters of banning online gambling.
The pro online gambling coalition has taken it upon themselves to get Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Nevada Senator Dean Heller to show support in their cause to have legalize online gambling in America. They also are planning to put a bill into congress that would allow for the legalization of gambling online in America. This only makes sense as it is abundantly clear that this is an issue that will not go away and legalizing it will only benefit in the taxation of winnings and in licensing fees from those offering online gambling to American citizens. If this was to happen Sheldon Adelson and his fellow anti-online gambling supporters would lose the fight to ban online gambling. There is a lot of discussion in the federal courts about the future of online gambling as not many know what is in store or how this will play out on a state and federal level.
The Senate President, John Cullerton, one of the supporters of legal online gambling and has prodded Illinois to legalize online gambling on a state level for two years now. He supported the expansion bill that Representative Rob Rita put into congress which would have allowed for online gambling to be supported by more states, noting that each state could have a potential to make $1.5 Billion yearly as a result of that legalization. As of right now there are only three states to offer legal online gambling, those states being New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada.