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February 24, 2009

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed in October 2006. Though the act was aimed at preventing the transfer to funds to terrorist organizations via the Internet, it was ominous for the online gambling industry. This was because transfer of funds to online gambling web sites became illegal under the UIGEA. Two important software providers, Playtech and Cryptologic, immediately withdrew from the American market. However the market leader, Microgaming decided to stay. Hence American players could gamble at Microgaming online casinos. However a court case in the state of Kentucky in November 2008 caused Microgaming to withdraw as well.

Thereafter the number of online casinos that were accepting U.S players became severely limited. Online gaming software providers like Real Time Gaming and Vegas Technology are still accepting American players. But one problem is that their numbers are very few compared to the online casinos offered by Microgaming, Playtech and Cryptologic. The other problem is that American players do not know very much about the credibility of the online casinos powered by Real Time Gaming and Vegas Technology. Whereas most of these casinos would be trustworthy some may not be so. In a hurry to find some place to play, the American player may land at a rogue casino and suffer disastrous consequences.

Fortunately Casino Launchpad offers assistance in this matter. Casino Launchpad is an online portal that offers a wealth of information to online players. Reviews of casinos, online casino news, articles online gambling, guides for beginners and tips on various casino games can all be found at Casino Launchpad. Casino Launchpad has a separate section on U.S. online casinos. In that section the best online casinos that accept American players are rated and reviewed. Each and every online casino has gone through the tough testing of Casino Launchpad experts and has found to be safe and fair. American players can gamble at those casinos without worrying about the security of their funds or about whether the games are fair. Also they will not experience any problems in making deposits at those online casinos.  Casino Launchpad has ordered the online casinos based on their rating of the casino. The best U.S. online casinos have been given a rating of 5 of 5. Those that are slightly behind have been given a rating of 4 of 5. The casinos that have received a rating of 5 have been listed first and U.S. players should first try out these casinos.

Another portal that American players can look for help is CasinoAdvisor. CasinoAdvisor reviews all casinos irrespective of whether they accept U.S. players or not. However, online casinos that accept American players are shown with a small American flag icon next to it. If a casino is recommended by CasinoAdvisor and bears the American flag, then American players can confidently play at that casino.

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