Criminalizing Internet Gambling: Should the Federal Government Keep Bluffing or Fold?


This paper first describes the various mechanical aspects of Internet gambling, and then reviews the U.S. criminal laws that apply to gambling conducted online. As part of this review, several criminal and civil cases involving Internet gambling activities are discussed. Lastly, how the rapidly changing gambling landscape in the United States and the world may effect future federal lawmaking efforts for controlling Internet gambling is considered.


Computer Law | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Internet Law

Date of this Version

March 2006