Online casino sites have been prohibited in the US since a few years but proponents of a legalization of online gambling are winning ground. There are several lobby groups out there pushing states to change their law. One of these was New Jersey which now allows their population to play online casino games. Change is also happening in California. The process to allow online gambling has stalled but supporters have just opened websites on which users can play poker for free without betting any money on it. With online gambling legalized the bankrupt California state could also raise taxes and finance other projects.