Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) supporters, Citizen magazine states that online gambling is out of control in the United States.
“Gambling has attained unprecedented levels of acceptance, glamorisation and popularity in the United States,” the magazine’s mission statement read.
“Once confined to the remote desert region of Nevada, gambling, in one form or another, is now legal in 48 of the 50 states. Utah and Hawaii remain the only exceptions. Citizens throughout the United States are beginning to see the trail of devastation gambling leaves in its wake.”
“We need citizens to submit comments to our Government about Internet gambling before Dec. 12,” said Chad Hills, Analyst For Gambling Research And Policy at Focus on The Family Action.
“We have more than 800 casinos and 42 lotteries in the United States. The last place we need more gambling is in our homes.”
Chaf Hills is also stating that the American and Canadian policymakers should establish clear policies of effective oversight for tribal gambling operations.
The war against internet Keluaran HK gambling continues
Signs of a crackdown on online gambling in the US emerged last July with the arrest and indictment of David Carruthers, former chief executive of London-listed online gambling company Betonsports, which was also based in Costa Rica. Mr Carruthers, who is British, is awaiting trial in Missouri.
Betonsports and other internet gambling companies had hoped that they could circumvent the US laws regarding sports betting by conducting business from offshore. However, US some authorities have taken a different view.
The prosecution of foreign online gambling companies has sparked some international criticism, and the US has been accused of breaking World Trade Organisation rules by singling out foreign businesses.
Since Mr Carruthers arrest, President George Bush …