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Online casinos are now legal and regulated in seven states in the United States, but it can be confusing to know which sites are legitimate and how to play safely online.
With our free, independent guides, Casino Shield will help you choose a genuine site to play on, understand why you should avoid illegal sites and teach you best practices to stay safe and bet responsibly.
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How to Pick a Safe and Legal Online Casino in the United States
If you are going to play online casino games in the United States we want to make sure you are choosing safe and reputable site. Here we go through what is safe and legal in your state and what to look for when deciding which platform to play on.
Best Deposit and Withdrawal Methods for Regulated US Online Casinos
As a smart online casino player, you’ll want to use the best methods to get money safely on casino sites and know the quickest and securest ways of getting it off when you win. Our guide takes you through the options available.
Problem & Responsible Gambling at US Online Casinos
This guide is aimed at giving you the resources you need to learn more about responsible gambling and how to identify any problem behaviors in yourself or others. This guide is packed with resources to help educate you on gambling within your means.
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Where is online casino gaming legal and regulated?
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Why Should I Trust Casino Shield?
Casino Shield has been created by a team of industry professionals who have been working in the online gambling industry since the early 2000's.
Casino Shield might be new to the scene, but we have been living and breathing online poker, casino and sports for over a decade. Between all the members of the team we have over fifty years of industry knowledge.
We know why it makes sense to gamble using a legal site, why it makes it better for you, how it protects you at the tables and what you should look out for when choosing an online casino gaming site.
Our free guides condense what we have learnt over the years to give you everything you need to sit down at the tables, legally and safely with peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Online casino games are legal in Delaware, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
If you live in New Jersey look out for: Stars Casino, BetMGM, DraftKings Casino, Borgata Online Casino, Tropicana Casino, Virgin Casino, Golden Nugget Casino and Unibet.
If you live in Pennsylvania look out for: Borgata Poker, BetMGM, Stars Casino, Bet Rivers, Caesars Casino and Sports and Unibet.
If you live in Delaware look out for: Harrington Raceway Casino, Casino Delaware Park and Dover Downs online casino.
If you live in West Virginia look out for: Bet Rivers, BetMGM and DraftKings Casino.
If you live in Michigan look out for: Stars Casino, BetMGM, DraftKings Casino, Wynn Bet, Golden Nugget Casino, FanDuel Casino.
If you live in Connecticut look out for: DraftKings Casino, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive.
For players in New Jersey it is the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
For players in West Virginia it is the West Virginia Lottery
For players in Michigan it is the Michigan Gaming Control Board
For players in Pennsylvania it is the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
For players in Delaware it is the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement
For players in Connecticut look out for Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Gaming Division.
We have great resources to help you learn everything you need to know about what is available in your state before you start playing. Check out our guide on picking a legal online casino for more information.
You can check out our free guide here which is designed to help you have all the information you need before you make a deposit.
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