In the world of gambling there are a lot of changes going on right now. If you watch the growth in the market you are going to see a long list of changes that are having various affects on the world. The state of Kentucky is in the midst of changes. Governor Steve Beshear has been trying to seize domain names of one-hundred-and-forty-one various gambling websites for years now. His belief is that the state has a right to police these websites because they are accessible to the residents of the state. He is heading into dangerous territory though. Many believe that he is bordering on, or landing in the middle of, censorship issues. Does the government have the right to police what websites its residents have access to? Does the government have the authority to overlook censorship rules if it is in the “interest of the people”? How does the government prove that it is acting in the “interest of the people”? These are all questions that Beshear’s initiatives are bringing up. Many anti-gambling politicians believe that the state does have a right to decide if gambling is legal or not, but they don’t have the right to ban certain websites for any reason—even if those websites are providing illegal content.
The question remains whether or not this is going to be sorted out soon. It may take some time for gaming companies to make their own arguments into the issue. Many have already and they believe that gambling should be legalized for gamers everywhere. Of course this most likely is not going to be an easy change—it will take time for legislators to write codes that work with the gaming public and are lucrative for their own gain. This is what many gamers are working on—they believe that the money involved is too hefty to turn down. Kentucky remains at a standstill though—the governor has stated that he will continue push for online gambling to be deemed illegal and push out the tax revenue dollars that are available as a result of it. Overall it will take time to work anything out, but it is an issue heavy on the hearts of the gambling public.