They call me the problem solver. Okay, so maybe they do not, but it does not mean that I do not like to help out. It seems to me that the gambling industry has resigned itself to the realization that online gambling cannot be kept out of the United States forever, and that a time is nearing when online gambling will have to be regulated either on a state or federal level. While most people in the industry are now comfortable with that thought and industry leaders in Nevada holding think tanks to prepare for such a change, there are still major questions that remain unresolved. One issue is that idea of state by state regulation. While gambling has always be a state issue in this country, its is a different ball game when it comes to online gambling due to the global accessibility of the Internet.
I was doing some brainstorming as to how one state can offer online gambling without it necessarily meaning that any gambler from across state lines can access the site. One solution that popped into my head is the use of state identification. Most people of legal age have either a drivers license or some sort of state issued identification. I believe it would be very easy for a casino to require a person to enter their drivers license number before being given access to an online casino. While this will not prevent fraud it would be a great starting place to make sure that an Internet offering remain within a state.