Good Year, and Good Luck — from GamingZion
Updated: October 4, 2017
As we look forward to 2011, GamingZion sincerely hopes that all governments recognize the benefits of legalizing and taxing all offline and online gambling operations.
Dear GamingZion Readers,
The year 2010 is quickly drawing to a close. For some like C.R. who won €2.5 million playing Mega Moolah at Golden Riviera Casino, it has been an incredible year.
On the other hand it has been an awful year for many Americans who’ve lost countless dollars as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) came into effect. Countless online gamblers were left financially stranded when the United States shut down the online gambling finance processor eWalletXpress, among others.
With tragic irony, the Russian Federation proved how insignificant the ideological differences between the world’s super powers have become as Russia took aim at online casinos after closing brick-and-mortar casinos. Elsewhere, the South African High Court implemented a new law making all online gambling illegal.
But it hasn’t been completely bad news in America. Despite the UIGEA, the United States Senate attempted to secretly legalize internet gambling and PartyGaming cofounder Dikshit didn’t go to jail for violating American Gambling laws. While MasterCard turned their back on US online gambling, Visa remained useable for online gambling in the US – GamingZion.
As we look forward to 2011 — wherever you gamble and whatever your game — GamingZion sincerely hopes that all governments around the world recognize the benefits of legalizing, regulating, and taxing all offline and online gambling operations.
Moreover, may you all strike gold in 2011!
-The GamingZion Staff