It is important to note that the Indian Gaming Act does not specifically cover Online Gambling. However, states may enact legislations that address this issue. Some states have incorporated the Public Gambling Act, 1867, while others have enacted their own laws. While the Act does not specifically mention Online Gambling, some have adopted their own laws and regulations. In fact, Nagaland and Sikkim were the first to include provisions related to this industry.
The Department of Justice has been stepping up its efforts to protect the interests of U.S. online gambling websites. In its recent press release, the DOJ laid out their view on online gambling advertising. The Department of Justice is pursuing a legal battle to protect consumer interests, as well as protect the reputation of online gambling companies. But it does not appear that any of these laws are in the best interests of U.S. citizens. And for now, it is still unclear what the future will hold for online gambling.
Online gambling is big business. In 2005, sports book betting accounted for one-third of the total Internet gambling market, totaling $4 billion. The remainder of online gambling revenue was derived from casino games and poker, which accounted for 18% of the total revenue. The popularity of online poker is growing faster than any other type of gambling. PartyPoker alone raked in $82 million in 2000. As such, online gambling companies have to adapt to these new trends to stay relevant and profitable.