Online gambling advocates in the US are hopeful that online casino games and online poker will soon be allowed again in the US. It has been prohibited by law since 2006 but a growing number of Americans are gambling regularly online. It is a huge market worth more than $6 billion a year.
With many states running out of money, online gambling is a good new source of income and could potentially boost state finances. The shut down of 3 big poker sites earlier in the year shocked many who believe the US will soon change course, but looking at the many legislation efforts being introduced, poker might actually be the start and could lead the way for a broader legalization of online gambling.