Citizen magazine states online Keluaran HK gambling is out of control in the US
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 has signed into law the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which stopped credit card companies from processing payments to gambling websites. The law spurred most major internet gambling companies to pull out of the US market, which was by far the largest in the world.
Online casino were given the green light in UK but businesses are still pulling out
The United Kingdom’s new online gambling laws were put in place to regulate the industry and to encourage responsible gaming. Online casinos were given the green light and can now even advertise on television.
But there is still a problem. The number of online casinos and bookmakers taking their business overseas are still increasingly, why? it’s the tax.
As one of his last acts as Chancellor, Gordon Brown decreed that tax on online gambling would be 15%. When a business can relocate to sunny Gibraltar or the Channel Islands where the tax is much lower, the UK hardly presents an attractive option.
Totesport Casino, the online branch of the Tote (the government-owned bookies) is packing up shop and moving to Alderney. It makes simple business sense. Since Alderney, one of the Channel Islands, is on the government’s White List, Totesport will still be allowed to advertise in the UK, but will avoid the costly taxes and stricter regulations.
It doesn’t look good for the government. Brits are huge fans of online casinos and poker, which is why the government chose to regulate, instead of imposing a US-style ban. But it seems they may have been too greedy and so will end up losing out.