Online gaming has been legalized in many European countries for several years now. This becomes relevant to the United States because the process of regulating online gambling has been successfully done in other first world nations and that means there is a model in place, several actually, for ways of going about this. However, there one of the issues in the United States that other countries may not have to deal with is the idea of state law. In the United States it has long been the domain of state law to legislate anything to do with gambling. But that was the case back when gambling venues were limited to physical locations like brick and mortar casinos.
Times have changed drastically. The iPhone, just as Steve Jobs promised, has changed the world completely. With the advent of the smart phone, people have access to the internet on the go. This means once online gambling becomes legal in the United States people will of course be able to access gambling on the go. So the issue becomes how do you regulate gambling on a state level when a person can take part in a gambling tournament while on a cross country bus through ten different states, each with very different gambling laws. While there may be technology in place to zero in on a location from which a person is gambling it does not make for very good business if a person is denied access to their gambling account just because they have crossed state lines.