Note To Online Gambling Execs (Again): You Probably Want To Stay Out Of The US For A While

from the tell-your-travel-agent dept

After the CEO of the online gambling company BetOnSports was arrested in the Dallas airport during a stopover on his way to Costa Rica, and the cancellation of a conference in Las Vegas on fears other online gambling execs would get arrested, you'd think it was pretty clear that it's probably a good idea to stay out of the US if you run an online casino. However, the news apparently didn't get through to to the chairman of British gambling company Sportingbet, as he too has been detained by US authorities. Just like previous arrests, this won't do anything to stop Americans from gambling online, and it certainly won't do anything to stop gambling completely, since plenty of offline opportunities to make bets and play casino games still exist. So what is the net effect? Very little, apart from the appearance of a "crackdown" on internet gambling. In any case, just to make it clear to any other people running or working for online gambling companies: if you run or work for an online gambling company, it's probably not a good idea to visit Disney World, the Statue of Liberty, the Space Needle, or anywhere else in the US anytime soon.

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  1. identicon
    Smiley, 7 Sep 2006 @ 9:10am

    More Mindless Babble

    Jesus, what a freaking waste of time. I’m so happy we live in a world where it’s necessary to find methods to waste valuable tax dollars on all sorts of shit, all the while missing the things that really matter. Good thing we have such a mindless administration in place to weather the storm, stay the course and keep us in line. Without it, we might actually be an effective group of individuals. God save the king….erm the Fruit Cakes in power….!!!!

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