Politicians are mostly out of touch with the realities of online gambling. This can be seen in the patchwork of confusing legislation that might relate to online gambling and the fact online gambling is popular in every country where it is banned.
Many experts recommend liberalization and regulation with taxation to raise government revenue and provide consumer protections. These recommendations have been ignored by many governments due to the lack of public interest and the moral and religious influences that make gambling laws politically sensitive.
Bitcoin provides some anonymity but it’s up to bitcoiners where they want to be on the spectrum from fully anonymous to fully identified.
Clues in bitcoin transactions
Bitcoin transactions do not contain identifying information about the sender or receiver. However they do contain some clues such as: