Mobile gambling is a controversial issue to say the least. The debate over possible affects that cell phone gambling may cause have exceeded even the last gambling heated discussion regarding online gambling. What is it about mobile gambling that lures so much fire and dispute?
A common anti-gambling claim is that mobile gambling will push many repeated and problematic gamblers towards gambling. Though it might've been true in the early days of online casinos, today this claim is nothing but ridiculous. The restrictions and regulation that online casinos face created many advanced solutions and methods to aid problem gamblers. Today with modern online gambling technology it is much easier to track and help gambling "addicts" and underage gamblers. Certainly it is much easier to implement this solution in a computer based network than in regular land based casinos. The cooperation between internet casino sites is much greater than most gambling locations. It is also painfully obvious that those gamblers will find land based places that won't restrict them in any way, if they won't have any alternative.
Cell phone gambling can help many gamblers as it is much easier to monitor. It is also much easier to cross-reference information between cell phone suppliers and much easier to help them get aid (Just call them up?). In general all that remains to see is whether the legislator is going to understand those facts himself?
Peter Nothe, Editor. 2005–09–13