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Gambling laws and regulations

As any sphere of human's life gambling industry is submitted to particular rules and regulations. There is no strict subdivision concerning gaming law. Legal topics related to gambling are included in various branches of law such as company law, tax law, administrative law, constitutional law and criminal law. In United States, for example, each state has its own law concerning gambling. The more gambling institutions appear the more often there is the question about its legality. In U.S. illegal gambling is considered as s federal crime.

Gambling law overview

One of the main regulations in all states is that gambling is restricted under the age of 18 with the exception of raffles. Legality of some games depends on state. Almost in all states such main types of gambling as slot machines, poker, blackjack, roulette, keno, craps are allowed. Each branch of gambling law has its main issues such as, for example, all winnings should be declared, according to the tax law. Requirement for reporting depends on type of gambling and the winning amount.

One of the main problems that appeared in the last few years is increasing of problem gamblers. Gambling addiction reduces person's capacity to obey the law. One of the main causes that forces gamblers to commit a crime is a wish to obtain windfall money. In most cases gambling crime do not involve violence with the exception of robbery, which may cause serious injury. Online casino has no less problems with law violation than real one. The main issue is about frauds. Looking at fact that internet casino laws are in the stage of evolution, it is quite difficult for government to protect privacy and financial interests of players. Gamblers who visit online casino should check it legality before register an account and play with real money.