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Online Gambling Tips For US Residents

Aug 17, 2007
BetOnSport chief executive officer David Carruthers was at the top of the online gaming industry not so long ago. He was running one of the most successful operations in the world, and loving every minute of it. But unfortunately for Carruthers, his stay at the top appears to be over for good. On July 16, 2006 Carruthers was detained by Police at a Dallas Airport. Federal charges have been brought against Carruthers by the St. Louis Attorney Office.

At this point authorities have not released any information as to why Carruthers was arrested, but it is thought to stem from a violation of the 1961 Wire Act. Generally speaking, the Wire Act states that federal law does not allow anybody to take sports bets via the internet or over the phone. Many people think that if they are overseas they do not have to follow the Wire Act, but this is not true. At this time, it is very difficult for United States officials to bring charges against overseas operations because the laws are not as clear as they should be. This area is a work in progress, and the senate is currently revising the laws that surround these issues.

It seems that executives who are doing illegal business would know better than to come to the United States, but time and time again they take the risk. In addition to Carruthers, Sportingbet chairman Peter Dicks was arrested recently as well. It appears that just like Carruthers, Dicks also violated terms of the Wire Act.

Even though a lot of the pressure in these cases falls on the people who run the illegal operations, you need to also make sure as a player that you are watching who you deal with. After all, you do not want to get caught up betting with a company that is not legally conducting business. The best way to avoid these problems is to research every opportunity that is available, and only move forward when you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

It is safe to say that both BetOnSport and Sportingbet have lost many customers over the recent developments. Even though some people may stick by their side, the fact of the matter is that there are enough alternatives that this is not necessary.

The most important thing to remember is that you should not stick with a service just because you think they are the best. Chances are that you can find the exact same set up with another online gambling site if you put your mind to it.

For instance, many established more than 30 years UK companies help you to get the best of the best if you are interested in placing bets. Not only do they help to set you up with reputable online services, but the bonus features are not bad as well. They offer sign up bonuses, as well as many other promotional benefits that are sure to make your time online much more fun.

Overall, the online betting industry is being watched closely. This goes for executives such as David Carruthers, as well as members that belong to these sites. As long as you keep yourself safe by doing business with reputable services, you should never run into any problems.
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Wallace Willis is the editor of SportsBetting1Stop. They partner with reputable companies that established more than 30 years to provide users with a one stop shop for all of their wagering needs. For details, visit http://www.sportsbetting1stop.com
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