UK Gambling Site Owner Arrested In The US

Posted: Apr 3 2007, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:23am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
UK gambling site owner arrested in the US
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The man who created BetOnSports.com has been arrested in the US, thanks to a 2006 law that prevents online gambling in the 50 states. Even though the UK has no such law, the US attorney's office in St. Louis Missouri says that because his site operates in the US, they have some legal jurisdiction.

It's the biggest foreign online gambling arrest since the US law went into effect last year. There's been a warrant for the owner's arrest since August.It's not just the national law that's the problem, though. The man has also been charged with racketeering, conspiracy and fraud.

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By Eric Raby

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