SOPA could create problems with online gambling in the states

SOPA could create problems with online gambling in the states

Today is the official day of protest by online companies who could be affected by the proposed U.S. Federal Government's, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Although online casinos aren't directly linked to the proposition, it could make getting online gambling into the states that much more difficult, according to

Major online information hubs like Wikipedia and Reddit will be blacking out their sties for 24 hours to voice their disdain for the proposed act. If visitors go to these sites they will be met with information regarding the dangers of allowing the government to censor these outlets, the news source reports.

What the legislation could limit may cause issues with online gambling. The news outlet reports that SOPA is looking to create restrictions and payments to overseas-based web companies in an attempt to limit identity theft or counterfeiting. This could mean that if the act is passed and if online gambling is also legalized, players might not be able to have access to all sites.

It could also put a snag in the current decision of whether or not to legalize online gambling in the states as a whole because it could deem all online gambling outlets as unsafe.

Do you think the SOPA act will pass in the U.S. or will people protest that it's a violation of their freedom?

Published on 18 January 2012