Playing casino games online can be a lot of fun. However, some countries do have restrictions on their gambling rules. In some states of the USA, gambling is banned and so you may think that you will not be able to play any sort of casino games, even online ones. It can depend on the country that the company is licenced.
If the online casino is licenced outside of the USA, then they have to follow the rules of the country they are licenced to. This means that if that country allows gambling, then anyone can gamble on that website. However, some states have specific laws about online gambling and so it is wise to check to be completely sure. You may still get in to trouble for using the sites, even if they are licenced.
There is also some disagreement about the US law on gambling. There is a Wire Act which states that online sports betting is not allowed across any of the USA. However, some interpretation can take that to include all online gambling and another light to see it in, is that games of chance are allowed. This has actually been interpreted in different ways by different casinos and that is why some of them stopped allowing US players in fear that they could get in to trouble for doing this.
Many of the well-known law cases with regards to US online gambling revolve around companies who illegally let US players participate. As a result of some of them, some companies that did allow US customers, banned them. This was not the case with all of them though. However, there have been some cases where individuals have had their winnings taken away as it was deemed they were from illegal online gambling. Some states now allow online gambling in some forms.
If you play casino games online for fun, without spending money, then you will definitely be safe. However if you want to play blackjack, roulette or baccarat online, or any other gambling game, then you may find that you are not acting in a legal way if you pay to play.
If you do want to play for money, then it is important to be aware of the law in your state. There will be no allowance on sports book betting, this has to be done off line or not at all. However, other rules with regards to gambling can seem rather vague and if you are playing a game of luck, it would seem that you may be legal. However, there is some debate on what is a game of luck, with poker being considered to be a game of skill in some court cases.