The strict law on gambling has been in effect since 1946. This law prohibited any form of gambling to protect the locals "from losing their hard-earned cash" and prevent the socio-economic uncertainties that come with it. However, in 2015, the state lifted some of the strict regulatory guidelines on online gaming.
The effect of the ban was a porous market that is vulnerable to infiltration by the oversee sports-book. It is worth noting that in the state, there is only one legal land-based gaming facility that is only accessible to native gamers that comes for vacation. Otherwise, bills are underway to entirely lift down the ban