The WTO decision has left many uncertainties concerning online casinos within the U.S. Online casinos may have found a way to avoid a 'public morals' clause that can be found in the WTO agreement. Although the American government may be able to forbid Americans from playing at online casinos, CAFTA, or the Central American Free Trade Agreement, does not hold such a clause.
The federal government states that even a relocation of online casinos to Central America will not stop them from imposing restrictions and its own gambling laws in order to deter American residents from playing at online casinos. Existing laws, according to a grandfather clause, would not be superseded by CAFTA. States like Utah, which has no legalized gambling, will have free reign to prohibit gambling at land and online casinos. However, due to the fact that most other states do not have a full ban on gambling, online casinos making the move to Central and South America would help end most states from banning online gambling and online casinos.