Mobile Casino Gambling Exciting the World, Not the US, Yet
Up until recently, US slot players have only been able to dream about winning a jackpot at an online casino. With the laws changing in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, American gamblers will soon no longer have to dream, and their jackpots can become a reality.
This past week, a gambler in Switzerland showed just how exciting winning a jackpot can be, not once, but twice. A player identified as Stephen W. from Switzerland, won a $24,560 jackpot on April 17th, while playing the Burning Desire slot at All Slots Casino.
According to the casino, the following day, Stephen logged on to the casino from his home computer, and hit another jackpot on the same game, this time for $30,000.
"The odds of hitting one jackpot are astronomical," said Gaming Analyst Bernie Waldern. "The odds of hitting two jackpots in two days, on the same game, that's darn near impossible. That is one lucky gambler."
Companies such as Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts are hoping that they can bring the same kind of joy to US gamblers sometime this Fall. Nevada appears prepared to become the first state in the country to offer online casinos, and players in the state are filled with anticipation.
"It's going to be so much fun to be able to play poker online and not have to go to the casinos," said Ivy Burns. "I've played competitively for years, and there are times I don't feel like getting dressed and going to the casino. Playing online, without the fear of getting in trouble, will be refreshing."
Foreign gaming companies have been busy over the past year preparing for an entrance into the US market. PokerStars, the online site that was indicted by the US in 2011, has partnered with several US companies with the hope of re-entering the US market in the coming months. 888 Holdings is another company that has been proactive in partnering with US gaming companies.
New Jersey, following the lead of Nevada and Delaware, not only pased online gambling laws, but will soon allow residents in their state to bet on sporting events at sports books.