I wished to create a website to advertise Online Gambling to persons living in jurisdictions where Online Gambling isn’t illegal. Prior to creating the website, I did some research to find out if advertising Online Gambling via a website located in the U.S. is illegal. In short it appears that it isn’t illegal, yet. Its sort of in the Grey-area at this time. TheFederal Communication Commission (FCC) is the regulatory body responsible for Internet
As a new webmaster with a new Online Gambling website, I find this to be some what of a boon
and a bane, which is addressed below. The F.C.C. is of course a Federal agency, thinking in
that context I didn’t consider the State level. Even though Federal laws and regulations
supercede State and Local laws, regulations.
How did I come to think about Washington State laws, regulations, when in fact the F.C.C. is
in charge of the Internet. Here’s what happened!
On 7-7-05 I posted in a Gambling webmasters forum, requesting a ‘Site review’ and received
some constructive advice on my website. Keep in mind that I began uploading site on 6-14-05
so the site had been on the internet for only three weeks. I wasn’t receiving any traffic
excepting myself and gambling webmasters from the forum and some affiliate managers to whose
program I applied.
I had second thoughts about posting in a Gambling webmaster forum, thinking that if the
Federal Government wanted to persecute or harass Gambling website owners residing in the
(US), a Gambling webmasters forum would be a good place for them to stake-out, so to speak.
Also this forum is an organization that deals with Gambling Casino merchants on behalf of
Gambling website owners, lots of members.
Hoping to get in the big 3 Search engines I Checked my traffic Statistics, there wasn’t much
to look at. A section of the statistics page (Country) lists which Countries visitors are
coming from. The Country listing looked like this on 7-8-05.