Ban Online Gambling In The UK
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, poker and sports betting among many others. However, the very first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the prestigious Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Online gambling has come a long way since then and many new sites are continually popping up every day with a variety of different types of games including bingo, slots, and other games. Here is a list of some of the more popular online gambling websites that you might be aware of right now:
-The first state to actually legalize online gambling in the USA was California in 1996. At that point, the three main gambling organizations in the state did not even exist, but they were joined by a new business that came into being shortly thereafter, and that was an online bookmaker. Today, there are literally dozens of online gambling sites in the state of California, and the numbers continue to grow every year. Unfortunately, because of the growth of these websites, there is also an expansion of the actual amounts of money that are transacted on the Internet, which can bring problems of its own to the already over saturated state of California.
-These types of online gambling games such as bingo and slots are often operated via a number of different operators. For example, in one case, the operator could be licensed by one gambling organization and licensed by another gambling organization. If you were to go to one of the online casinos which offer these types of games, you would end up with a list of operators with each one of them having their own website. Therefore, while it is easy to find a list of available operators for any given game, if you wanted to play Bingo in New York, you would have to travel to one of the New York Bingo Hotels or Casinos, which means that you would have to travel to every gambling site that offers that game!
– Online gaming sites are not regulated in the same way as traditional brick and mortar gambling sites. There is very little that happens in terms of regulation when it comes to online casinos. Therefore, this means that the same online betting scheme that one casino offers in the UK may not be available in Las Vegas, and vice versa. This is a very big problem, particularly in the area of online gambling taxation. This lack of regulation makes online betting a very tricky business, and it only gets worse when you factor in the amount of fraud that goes on in the world of online gambling.
– Another thing that makes online casino sites so problematic is the fact that many operators take part in what is known as a “loophole”. This basically means that while the operators make a lot of money off of punters, they don’t have to pay a penny towards the taxes which ultimately are being paid on the winnings that the operators earn. The UK government has put a ban on this practice, but because it is legal in so many countries, it is carried out. The result is that the operators of these online gambling sites often have no other tax obligations to pay, meaning that they can keep their prices as high as possible.
All in all, there are a number of reasons as to why online gambling should be banned in the UK. Many of the problems which have been highlighted above are very similar to the problems that exist in the US when it comes to gambling, and it is simply because the UK government does not have the power to regulate all aspects of online gambling like it does the US government. For example, it is illegal to conduct live poker in the UK, but still people go ahead and do so, taking advantage of the fact that you do not have to pay income tax on your wins. Online gamblers should not be able to take this advantage and run up huge bills in the hope of winning a single bet, and this is just one example of how laws that are intended to make gambling less lucrative actually make it more risky for the operators of internet betting websites.