Lately, the news has been riddled with different cases of land-based American gambling laws being debated on at a state level. This is due to the right of states to decide whether or not they will allow gambling within their territory and to what degree.
There are many areas in the United States where gambling is accessible as a result of its being located on Native American reservations where laws work differently. The truth is, in these economic hard times, it makes more sense for the state governments to pass legislation in favor of gambling, because they can make a huge profit.
Due to brick-and-mortar gambling news being covered so constantly, the limelight has been stripped from the current changes in regulations regarding internet gambling in the United States. Big changes, however, have finally been made.
In a surprise move, the U.S. Congress declared the controversial Wire Act of 1961 as null on Tuesday. In addition to this big move, they’ve proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which states the following: “All citizens of the United States of America shall have, from this point forward, the right to gamble in whichever manner they shall choose, should it be through electronic means or in a land-based facility. This Constitutional amendment is to be immediately applied in all 50 of the United States.”
These changes came just in time for former President of the United States George Walker Bush. In a tipped-off FBI sting operation it was discovered that the former Commander-in-Chief had a casino complete with 10 blackjack tables, 6 roulette tables, 8 Craps tables and 70 slot machines illegally operating on his Texas Ranch.
Bush claimed that he knew nothing about the thriving business running near his house and that it must have been the secret project that his girls had been working on in one of the Ranch’s buildings. The 20 member staff of illegal immigrants was immediately deported upon the discovery of the casino, the Black Gold Ranch House.