In the United States, gambling is regulated on a state level. That means that each state decides what kinds of gambling are allowed, where they can be played, and who is permitted to gamble. There are a few states that prohibit gambling altogether, while most others have specific rules and restrictions on what can be done.
Almost all states have laws that allow people to place wagers on sports, but the regulations differ when it comes to other types of online gambling. Some states have restrictions on the types of games that can be played, while others require a certain age in order to play. In the case of online casino games, most states have a minimum age of 21 in order to play.
The state of New York is one of the most restrictive when it comes to online casinos, but even though they have not yet rolled out legal iGaming, there are many sites that accept players from the state. Players must be 21 years of age in order to access these sites, but once they have met this requirement, they can enjoy a range of different games and betting options.
Another state that has a very strict approach to online casino gambling is Hawaii. The Aloha State is not home to any casinos, and while there are some sportsbooks operating in the state, it is not possible to make any wagers online. There are a number of other online casinos that are not available to Hawaii residents, but this is likely due to the fact that they do not have a gaming license in the state.
Some states are much more liberal when it comes to regulating online gambling, and Pennsylvania is one of them. The Keystone State is now the fourth state to legalize iGaming, and Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill in October of 2017 that made it possible.
Rhode Island also recently passed legislation that allows for iGaming, and it will be the first New England state to do so. The Ocean State is expected to launch its iGaming market in March of 2024, which is only a few months away.
Another iGaming state that is making progress is Kentucky, which is currently the fifth US state to legalize the activity. While they have a few physical casinos, the state does not offer any online casino services. However, that could change in the future, as they have a large tribal casino presence and are working to develop an infrastructure to support iGaming. In the meantime, Kentucky residents can still wager on horse races and other sporting events, which are not subject to the same restrictions as online casino gambling.