The first place to start is with the law. Online gambling is not legal everywhere. Depending on where you live in the world, you may be breaking the law by gambling online. And not knowing the relevant rules and regulations is not an excuse. It is up to you to know the law.
Luckily, it is almost unheard of for people to be prosecuted for online gambling. It is mostly accepted that people gamble online and the law authorities simply turn a blind eye. But you should still take care to stay on the right side of the law. Online gambling is fully legal in the United Kingdom, for example. But if you are in the United States, it is more complicated.
Only four states in America have currently legalised online gambling. These are as follows: New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Nevada, of course, is a gambling mecca. Las Vegas is probably the capital of the world for gambling. So it is no surprise that Nevada has set the way forward for legalising online gambling in the United States. Laws are likely to be relaxed in the future, but at the moment is not clear when this will happen. So if you want to gamble online in the United States, you need to be in New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania or Delaware.