|The offshores offering sports betting in the U.S. market are not deterred in most states, but voluntarily left regulated ones, even though there is little doubt about the legality of the business. This speaks volumes about the effectiveness of regulating online gaming at the state level. The solution is simple States that have yet to regulate online gaming have two options. One is to ignore the fact that residents have access to offshore sites. This allows unlicensed sites to operate with impunity and total disregard to responsible gambling. Problem gamblers and minors are free to play at these sites. These offshore sites pay no taxes to local jurisdictions, nor do they create any jobs. The other option is to regulate the activity and deter unlicensed sites from operating in the state, while at the same time offering financial and responsible gambling protections.