Citizen Link, the mouthpiece of Focus on the Family, says online gambling among college students is down from 5.8 percent to less than two percent.

The anti-gambling law has forced some gambling sites to shut down — causing some Web site owners outside the U.S. to demand compensation. Nevertheless, Chad Hills, analyst for gambling research and policy at Focus on the Family Action, praised the law because it gives problem gamblers a chance to rethink their priorities.

“People would play for 48 hours straight or even longer," he said. "If anything, this is going to reduce the accessibility and availability of gambling to people who might not otherwise gamble.”