If lawmakers think that people are not gambling online then they should really take a closer look at things. So much is being said about legalizing online casinos in the United States but there are many people who are already doing it. It would seem that if the powers that be were really in touch with the people, they would already know this.
Of course, not all government officials are blind to what is really going on. They are the ones who notice that there is a lot of money leaving America to overseas slot machines and poker games. They know that if they legalize this activity in their country then it could mean a big boost for tax revenue and more businesses opened, which of course will create jobs.
Some folks do not and will not ever understand this concept. They trust that people are obeying the law and that there are no online casinos that will even allow US players. While it is true that many will not, there are still many more that will and even though most credit card companies do not allow such transactions, there are many other methods for Americans to fund foreign accounts.
Since most lawmakers do not understand that this is happening, probably because they do not themselves get involved in such practices, they may need some demonstration to prove that opening an offshore gambling account is as easy as clicking a few buttons on the computer. When they see just how easy it is, they may realize that since this is already happening, they might as well legalize it and help the economy.
Of course the only real way to stimulate the economy is for the private sector to create manufacturing jobs. Unfortunately, between all of the special interest groups that seems like the impossible dream for most would-be manufacturing companies. So, the states are considering legalizing something that people are already doing for the mere purpose of taxing profits and players wins.
Sure, it makes sense but whether or not it will really do what it is intended to do is a totally different story. It all depends on who is running it and how it is ran. If it is all done legitimately with those who know how to operate casinos then things should go swimmingly, but if not; if there is too much regulation by special interests then this prospect could become a very bumpy ride.