Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation

Gaming law is a collection of several areas of law that include criminal law, regulatory law, constitutional law, administrative law, company law, contract law, and in some jurisdictions, competition law. It’s extremely complex and involves federal and state law considerations. In the U.S., illegal gambling is a Federal crime if it is done as a business. Each state has its own laws that relate to the regulation or prohibition of gambling. There is no national lottery in the U.S.; they are subject to the laws of each jurisdiction. State lotteries are a significant source of revenue for the states, raising billions of dollars in profits for state budgets.

Here on LawServer you’ll find relevant state laws about amusement, gambling, and recreation, and related legal Questions & Answers.