Online poker is passing through an interesting phase in Unites States (U.S.). However, it is still to be seen whether online poker would be banned or allowed in U.S. New Jersey has reported a good beginning for online gambling within the state. On the down side, Merge Gaming suspended online poker accounts in New Jersey and Delaware for security reasons.
Now it has been reported that Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday signed the country’s first gambling agreement that will allow people in both states to play online poker against each other. The governors described the agreement as the first of its kind and said they hoped other states, like New Jersey would join.
The technology is not yet developed, so it will take some time for multistate online poker to be up and running, the governors said. But the agreement signed Tuesday gets “the legal piece” taken care of, Markell said. The agreement with Nevada, currently limited to poker, is “a natural next step to make sure our gaming industry remains on the cutting edge,” Markell said. A bigger pool of players will be more attractive to potential players, Markell said. People would need to be physically present in either state to participate, no matter where they live, the governors said.
The online gambling and betting laws in India are also changing. Many stakeholders have approached Perry4Law so that they can establish online poker and online rummy website by remaining on the right side of the laws.
We need dedicated online gambling laws in India that can clearly demarcate the rights and obligations of various stakeholders in this regard. However, till then the stakeholders must keep in mind various applicable laws of India especially the cyber law due diligence requirements (PDF).