The Mohegan Sun tribal land casino launched free-to-play internet websites in preparation for change in American gambling laws that will ultimately legalize online gambling in the United States. A few miles away, Foxwoods, has already shed some light on its intentions with a yet unconfirmed relationship with a UK online betting group Sportingbet plc.
Foxwoods spokesman even expanded on the issue, telling United States gambling news: “The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation [owners of the Foxwoods operation] has been investigating the possibilities of Internet gaming given the significant momentum and discussion it has garnered recently in the U.S.”
He went on to say: “As part of this, representatives of Mashantucket have spoken with numerous major Internet gaming companies worldwide to understand the business and analyze partnership opportunities, but will not comment on any of those discussions.”
Chuck Bunnell, the Mohegan Tribe’s chief of staff, also confirmed talks with internet operators: “We have had and continue to have suck talks. I think the entire industry is looking at what’s happening in Europe and in the U.S. as it tries to craft legislation to clearly legalize Internet gaming. Part of our due diligence is to prepare for that possibility.”
As more and more interested parties focus on the issue of online gaming in the USA more industry players join the call for legalization of online poker and online casinos in United States. It’s yet unclear when or in what form online gaming will be legalized in the country. Yet the increasing buzz about the matter almost certainly guarantees that gambling laws will change either at State or Federal level.
American gamers are waiting impatiently for the lawmakers to finally make up their minds and allow the population to gamble online in a safe and regulated manner.