It is now the year 2008 and that means that about two years have passed since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act came into play. While there are many online casinos that were forced to pull out of the American gambling casino market when this act was passed for various reasons, there are also many casinos that have decided to stay. These casinos are now being rewarded to a very great deal by their perseverance in the face of a government that really wanted them gone.
One of the reasons that it was difficult for these online casinos to remain in the US market was the fact that so many players that were not against the concept of online gambling still believed that online gambling was illegal in the United States. This was the result of a clever marketing campaign by social conservatives and it was also the result of the government doing everything short of outright lying to the people in order to get them to believe that. Online casinos have never really been illegal in the United States but rather payments to those casinos were made as illegal as they possibly could through the UIGEA.
In spite of that however, many of the world’s most reputable online casinos decided to go ahead and stay in the US market and for that they are now being rewarded. However, these rewards are not coming from the areas that people would normally assume they would come from such as people down on their luck and middle to lower class people that were looking to strike it rich big. Indeed, many of the people that are now discussing things with online casinos and representing a large portion of their earnings are people at the opposite end of the financial spectrum.
According to a source that tracks such things, stock brokers in the United States have started dealing with online casinos in a big way. These brokers will deposit hundreds of thousands of dollars into their account overnight and then play with all of that money in one fell swoop. Because of this, many online casinos are now claiming that they have very easily seen people lose amounts and win amounts in the six figures as a matter of regularity. The way most online casinos would put it, you would think that this type of thing is a nightly occurrence and indeed in many online casinos it probably is.
Even more surprising perhaps is the fact that online casinos are also attracting millionaires in the United States from many different walks of life. Millionaires are depositing millions of dollars into their real money accounts at online casinos and gambling away six figure fortunes in a matter of minutes. It seems that with the economy down, the richest one percent in the country has a lot of time on their hands to do things and one of the places they are turning to for leisure is the online casino of their choice