Immediately after the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (links to large PDF), I contacted the more than 550 gaming sites that are listed at The Online Casino Gambling Directory regarding their policy on US-based real-money wagering. Here are the results thus far:
- 63% of the gaming sites have published an official policy.
- Of those that have published an official policy, 27% have stated that they will no longer accept US-based real-money wagering, while the remaining 73% have stated that they will continue to accept US-based real-money wagering. (Some of the 73% accept US-based real-money wagering from only certain states â€” I’ll have a breakdown soon, so keep an eye here for that data).
Here are the lists if you are interested:
- Gaming sites that no longer accept US-based real-money wagering
- Gaming sites that continue to accept US-based real-money wagering (from all or most states)
- Gaming sites that have not yet published a policy
[Note: The links above are dynamically generated and will change over time, so keep that in mind if you click on them more than a day or two after I published this blog entry.]
I have published each gaming site’s policy at The Online Casino Gambling Directory; just click the US flag graphic to the right of each site’s name in the Search Results List.
The Act is due to be signed today. I have noticed that a number of sites have switched their policy from â€œbusiness as usualâ€ when the Act was passed to â€œno US-based real-money wageringâ€ now that the Act is about to be signed into law. Kinda like they checked, were raised, and now folded.