U.S. iGAMING REVIEW

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The world of iGaming in the U.S. is exploding! While online casino gaming has been widely deployed internationally, the U.S. has lagged behind in approving this type of gambling. New Jersey and Delaware launched online games in 2013. In recent years they have been joined by several other states. Of course this is only the beginning. Twenty-five states have legalized sports wagering with over twenty more having initiated legislation to legalize the activity. Sports wagering is the gateway to the legalization of online casino gambling. Sports betting establishes the infrastructure, required geo-fencing, and account management that are the foundation of iGaming. It is very possible that in the next five years half of the states in the U.S. will approve online games. Note that Canada also has seen strong growth in online gaming with Ontario opening up their online market to commercial operators that will add to the OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming) offerings.

The world of iGaming from a business perspective is fairly complex. Depending on the jurisdiction, the websites and their operators may have their own iGaming platform or contract with entities that provide the platform.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY TOM DOYLE IN THE 2021 WINTER EDITION OF GAMING & LEISURE MAGAZINE.

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