At GambleUSA, we strive to provide an enjoyable experience for our users. For that purpose, we process every user and visitor’s personal information (for more information see Section 1).
Section 1 – Our Commitment To Keeping Your Privacy Safe
We strive to provide a safe space for your information, handle it with care, keep it secure and in accordance with data protection laws.
GambleUSA has an online gambling license from New Jersey.
What Data We Collect
To provide a smooth play for you, we gather some personal information. This information refers to:
- Name and Surname
- Date of birth
- Postal address and Zip Code
- E-mail address
- IP address
- Other location data
- Other personal data that you voluntarily provide to us when engaging in different activities
How We Keep It Safe
All information that you have provided us is by your own choice and we are adamant about keeping it safe. We store all your information on our servers which are safe and secure. While gathering and keeping your information, we are working per the present laws regarding data safety.
All the data we collect is secured and used only to let you know about promotions and other bonuses we may offer. You can unsubscribe at any given time and we will delete this information.
How We Use The Personal Information
Aside from the information we collect when you first join us, we also collect information when you subscribe to our newsletter. In general, every piece of information that we gather is used to provide a good experience for you when using our services.
When you subscribe to our newsletter we use that information to let you know of any new offers we have. Furthermore, we will be noted when you open our newsletter which would enable us to get a closer knowledge of what your preferences are and thus target those.
Where We Share Your Information
Your information can only be shared with your previous consent. However, if we are required by law to share your information, we will do so without this step in the process.
In some instances, we may provide access to your information for third parties, but this is only in cases when we have your consent. We are talking about marketing emails or service providers that need this information to perform their duties smoothly and without any obstacles. Your information may also be shared with affiliated companies.
If any unauthorized third party gains access to your data in a way that is out of our control, we are not responsible for any risks that may occur in those situations.
The Period In Which We Retain Your Personal Data
We collect your personal data for the time that is needed to provide you with a service full of satisfaction. As long as you are our customer, we will update the data we keep from time to time as you change it too.
On some occasions, we may keep your personal data for legal, tax, or other reasons.
The data we have collected from you will be removed from our servers immediately after you terminate your account. Data saved for providing you offers and other promotions can be changed if you unsubscribe to the newsletter.
Respectably, we expect the same from your side, meaning that your information should always be up to date. Otherwise, we won’t be able to provide our services to you safely and easily.
We never collect your data unless you agree to that and give us your consent. We, on no occasion, gather the information that you have not disclosed to us. You are always free to withdraw some information regarding the newsletter, in which case we will immediately remove it.
Any disclosed information to third parties is done only with your consent. This can also be retracted.
We safely store your data, but we can not always guarantee you full safety. As mentioned, online risks surrounding personal information are always possible and in these situations, we are not liable for any damage done to you by an unknown third party.
Nonetheless, within our circle, you always have the right to access your information at any given time. This also means that you can change it and update it according to some changes.
Any information that you have previously given, you can delete. In these instances, we will instantly erase the same information and update them with the new ones you will provide. Unsubscribing to a newsletter means all your data saved around it will be erased too.
At all times you can request a look into your personal information, as well as answers to why we use it in that particular way.
Changing Your Personal Information/Terminating Your Account
As mentioned above, you can change your personal information at any time. It is encouraged that you provide us with accurate and updated information for us to give you the best of our services.
With the termination of your account, we guarantee that all information and data we have collected is deleted. This is for the purpose of avoiding fraud in the future, assisting investigations, or other reasons stated by law.
We also may keep a history of users in our database as well as their changed information to reduce the risk of possible frauds with your accounts.
Section 3 – California Residents
The California Civil Code Section 1798.83, or better known as the “Shine The Light” law, is a legal document that allows all California residents to request a look at the distribution we have done to their personal data, to other parties.
Namely, once a year Californians can ask us and we will provide you with a detailed list of all your personal data shared for marketing purposes and the third parties to which it has been disclosed. This list will include the addresses and other relevant information of the third party.
This request is free of charge and is only limited to our users from California, with a period of once a year i.e. you will be provided this information only for the previous calendar year. To make this claim, submit a written request to the address provided in Section 7.
Section 4 – Child Policy
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) we are not allowed to accept and attain personal data from children under 13 for the services we provide. We take this act very seriously and are strict about its application.
GambleUSA doesn’t knowingly engage with children under the age of 13 unless another act allows it so. When users acquire our services, they are to provide valid information, meaning that it is at their risk to activate an account as a minor.
Any user that activates an account shows to us that they are of legal age to participate. If we learn that we have been gathering information about a user who is under 13, we will immediately stop in the process and take the needed steps to remove this information from our servers.
If a parent or a guardian of a child under 13 that has been using our website comes across their account, we advise you to contact us through the information given below (Section 7).
Upon your request, we will delete the account of the minor and with it any personal data that has been previously saved as a result of his participation in the services of our website.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data that are saved on your computer when you enter our website. The objective of cookies is to make your navigation through our site easier. By using cookies our site remembers some more important information – like logins, passwords, and other preferences you have added.
These will stay here for some period of time so you don’t have to reenter them on your every visit to our site and make your navigation through our site smoother.
Types of Cookies We Use
Storage Duration Cookies
These cookies are stored for a limited time, meaning they are only retained for some time. The cookies that fall under this category are the following:
- Cookies that allow us to have an internal flow of our servers. These “flow cookies” are activated when you enter our website and stay with you until you finish navigating through it. The moment you are done, they are deleted. Their goal is to ease the communication between our servers and under no condition allow us to come to any conclusions about you or other visitors regarding their navigation through our webpage.
- Permanent cookies or cookies that are going to stay on the website for a longer period of time or until the period defined for their deletion. These help you easily access our website at any time seeing that all your general information will be saved.
- Cookies that are used only for the time when you are on the website, better known as Session Cookies. They see that your session goes smoothly and uninterrupted. These will be erased the moment you leave our website.
Some cookies are essential for our servers to be able to provide to you every commodity our website has. Thus these are necessary cookies and are stored in your computer the moment you enter our website or engage in some activity.
Seeing that these are essential to the proper function of our website for you, it is advised that you allow these cookies on your computer. You can do this by reversing your cookie settings and checking the box that accepts them.
On the other hand, there are also unnecessary cookies. These cookies are not strictly necessary but they are needed for improving your experience on our website. They save settings that you have changed and we mainly use them for getting information on the traffic that is made on parts on our website.
This way, we can adapt to every need and desire that you may have.
All of the above-mentioned cookies are placed by us – the provider – or by an operator of the website who is authorized to do so by us. In addition, we use third-party cookies.
These are cookies that are set by a different site than ours and are mostly used to track your movement through websites to provide targeted ads or content from social networks. An example of this is the web analytics tools.
Web Analytics Cookies
These are third-party cookies that are integrated into the website to track the users’ navigation. We use Google Analytics to cover these cookies. The aim of them is to identify the frequency in which you visit our website and parts of it, to identify what your preferences are.
The search engine (in this case, Google) gathers all of this information and provides it to us so that we can optimize your experience while trafficking on our site. Google may also share this data with other parties, but only if required by law.
What You Can Do With The Cookies
Even so, you can use our website without cookies, but please note that in that situation some of our website’s functions may not work properly or will work slower.
If you want to opt out of using cookies on our website, you can do that by changing the settings on your device’s browser. You can also delete the unwanted cookies from your cookie history on your browser at any point.
However, please remember that not activating some cookies may reflect on your use of our website. In these situations, we are not responsible for any difficulties you may come at during your cookie-free use of our website.
Section 6 – Legal Online Gambling In The USA
In the USA, online gambling is legal in some forms while others are still restricted. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 and the Federal Wire Act regulate online gambling and betting in the United States.
States’ laws work in accordance with these. Hence, some states in the USA restrict some forms of online gambling on a local level, while others prohibit them all. Here is a list for you to check whether your state allows online gambling and in what form.
States Where Online Casino Is Legal
Currently, these states offer online casino services:
- New Jersey – legalized online casino gambling in 2013
- Michigan – a new member (2021)
- Pennsylvania – legalized online casino gambling in 2019
- West Virginia – legalized since 2019
- Delaware – opened its doors to the online gambling community, including online casinos in 2012
- Connecticut – legalized online gambling activities in late 2021
States Where Online Sports Betting Is Legal
Below are the states where online sports betting is allowed. Please note that every state has its own regulations when it comes to the number and quantity of wagers. Here is the list:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
States Where Online Poker Is Legal
Numerous online gambling sites feature different kinds and variations of poker games, including Video Poker and Live Dealer poker. However, not every state has this form of online gambling legalized. Here is a list of all the states that have available online poker at the moment:
- New Jersey
States That Plan On Legalising Online Gambling
Many states in the USA have yet to legalize online gambling in any form. On the other hand, some have legalized one or two kinds, but have not reached the point of legalizing others.
Currently, it is expected for California to regulate online poker and online sports betting. There is not much optimism about expanding in the gambling area for this state, but lawmakers are slowly paving the way.
Massachusetts’ Gambling Commission is pushing to regulate the question surrounding online gambling in this state. Land-based gambling is legal and regulated, now there is only work towards regulating the online activities in this area.
It is expected for New York to gain its first legal online sports betting in late 2021 or 2022. This state has on-the-spot sports betting and is waiting for lawmakers to finally round up the online section as well.
Maryland is also working on regulating online sports betting. It was voted on a referendum that online sports betting should be regulated, but this betting hasn’t kick-started yet. It is expected that this process will start in early 2022.
Ohio has already introduced a bill that regulates sports betting. However, sports betting still isn’t legal in this state, but this is expected to change in the near future, hopefully at the beginning of 2022. The current bill includes mobile licenses and retail sports betting licenses.
Section 7 – Questions and Complaints
We only work with personal information that you voluntarily give to us. Nonetheless, if you believe that your information was misused or used for any other purposes than those stated above, feel free to contact us and tell us the problem. We will investigate, work on it and fix it.