Online Gambling laws have been a hot topic in the United States of America for quite some time now. On a Federal level, online gambling is illegal. The government implemented the Federal Wire Act to make it very difficult for citizens to transact between their banks and online gambling operators.
Up until a few years ago, the individual states resigned themselves to the fact that only select areas would be able to enjoy the revenues from land-based casino play only. Over the last decade though, we have seen a rise in rebuttal against the government by individual states, to legalise internet gambling. Certain states like Delaware, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and New Jersey have managed to effectively change the legislation in their states, legalising online casino gambling and sports betting, with the proviso that they would heavily regulate the practice.
Each of the states is therefore responsible for monitoring and regulating online gambling in order to ensure that the practice remains untainted by crime and performs fairly.