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How to Buck the US Gambling Laws

With the recent passage of the Safe Port Act, the law which restricts online gambling, online casinos suddenly found themselves in the losing end of the billion-dollar gambling industry.

The new law, according to legal luminaries, does not necessarily make online gambling a crime, but only the methods by which online gambling accounts are funded. In other words, the law prevents American financial institutions like banks from transferring funds to and from online casinos. Since the government cannot stop individual gamblers from patronizing online casinos, the only way to hinder online gambling is to curtail the flow of funds.

The question many online gamblers ask is if it's still okay to play and gamble in online casinos. As long as the online casino in question is based in a country which allows online gambling operations, such as the Bahamas or Antigua and Barbuda, then it's perfectly alright and legal play in that casino.

To be on the safe side of the law, you must ensure that an online casino is based offshore. Naturally, offshore-based Internet casinos are beyond the scope and jurisdiction of US laws. Online casinos based in countries in the Caribbean region are your best options.

Another important factor is the safety and security of online casinos. You wouldn't want to lose all your hard-earned money to Internet scams, would you? Safety and security should be your paramount consideration in choosing an online casino.

If your time and money permits, you can apply and get a credit card issued by a foreign banking institution. Foreign banks are beyond the control of US laws and are more likely to allow online gambling transactions. You can even fund your online account using a foreign currency such as Euros or Pounds. Most online gambling sites accept major foreign currencies aside from the US Dollar.

Also, don't forget to sign up with a reputable third-party online payment system such as Firepay or Neteller. These services offer safe, confidential and easy transfer and withdrawal of funds to and from your bank account.

Those are the steps that you should take to make your online gambling free from hassles and worries. The new anti-online gambling laws should not stop you from playing your favorite casino games on the Internet, nor should you feel like a hunted fugitive every time you log in to your online casino account.

Your best move is to continue gambling online just like before and wait for further developments with regards to how the law is applied. When things become too uncomfortable, then maybe it's time to move your online gambling activities to offshore casinos and foreign financial institutions.