Sports Betting Site Shut Down After Exec's Arrest
from the taking-a-breather dept
Remember the online sports betting site who's exec wasn't at all worried about attempts by the US government to make anti-online gambling laws more stringent? Yes, the one who was arrested while passing through a US airport? It seems that the charges against him and others at his operation are nothing to joke about: conspiracy, racketeering and wire fraud. A judge quickly demanded that the site stop taking bets in the US, leading the company to completely take down its website. Of course, the real question is what, exactly, the site is accused of doing. If the betting it offered was legal in Costa Rica and the UK (where the company was based), then it seems a bit questionable for the US to be charging the execs. Perhaps there's something more going on here, but it certainly sounds like our government trying to look tough on gambling during an election season.