There are many times when new rulings or laws take place that the people can get really happy about but businesses are not. There are also times when these other businesses can stop or prolong things that are to happen because they want to see things talked though and judged upon in court. This could be the way the Internet gambling venture that many states in America will take before it ever comes about.
What might sound good for revenues and players will be the thorn in the side of someone else. Nobody likes to see their profits cut into. Online gambling in the United States will certainly cut into the profits of the Indian run operations and possibly other gambling operations as well. But isn’t this what America is all about? The opportunity to choose where you want to spend your money? At an online casino? It would seem that there are some who are not going to be willing to accept any online wagering no matter what happens.
Monopolies in any business are never good. When people do not have choices they end up having to pay more than they should. When a business has a captive audience they can pretty much charge whatever they want. In the case of casinos, not giving people the choice of where they want to gamble, either online or land based, only promote illegal activity in “backroom gaming”. This is not something that has ever been good for any country and it won’t be in the future.
Sure, the current casino operators may have some things to worry about when it comes to the legalization of online casinos. But, this just means that they will have to step up their game a little bit, or even a lot, and finally learn how to compete in a world where customers have choices.