Online gambling takes center stage at Casino Expo

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While there’s no denying the simple thrills and excitement abound at brick and mortar casinos, the industry is following an overall trend towards the digital world. Nowhere is that more evident than at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, as the hot topic on everyone’s lips was once again the online gambling world.

Much of the hoopla comes from the ongoing debate to legalize online gambling in the U.S., and more speicifically, the pending legislation that would largely undo the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act currently waiting for Congress to come back into session.

While the bill faces a steep road ahead of it thanks to the recent Republican resurgence, a number of companies are gambling on the possibility that American citizens could still have the opportunity to gamble online at some point in the near future.

Yet the conversations were also notable for taking a more positive turn, as many land-based casinos that have been suffering drops in revenue due to the recent economic recession are warming to the idea of supplemental income by moving some of their games online.


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