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    Default Registering Affiliate Co. in US that Targets Non-Americans; Funnels to Non-US Sites

    I’m an American citizen that resides in New York.

    I’m considering launching an affiliate site that would aim to drive non-U.S. gamblers to betting sites that are not located in the United States.

    [Just to underscore the fact that I’m not targeting Americans, the site content would not even be in English.]

    Could I register my company in the United States? Would I be violating any laws here?

    I realize I’d be best consulting a lawyer but I thought I would try here first in case the answer is somewhat straightforward.

    If the answer is clear that I should indeed seek a non-U.S. domicile for the company, are there any non-U.S. locales that come recommended? I see a lot of information regarding suggested domiciles for gambling operators. But I’m just aiming to be an affiliate.

    Any information related to this topic would also certainly be welcome.


    [I just joined the site a couple of hours ago. Thank you very much in advance for any advice!

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    It is absolutely fine to operate an affiliate business in the United States that targets those outside of the United States. Personally, I've operated a gaming-related affiliate business from Massachusetts for about two decades, and there are many affiliates that operate out of the states. The one are of complication can be receiving payments. In our case, I formed a UK subsidiary company so that I could open a UK bank account a little over five years ago. That way it is easy to accept payment in GBP and EUR in addition to USD. Plus the way the market has evolved, payment options to US bank accounts are limited. Even if you do form an overseas company, you will still be operating a business in the United States, and so having a business to receive the funds, pay yourself, and pay for services you use in the states is important, even if it is simply a sole proprietorship.

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    Michael - thanks so much for the thorough, clear (and rapidly delivered!) reply. Very much appreciated. Thank you again.

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    Yes, you can register your co in the US. You are not violating any laws.

    You don't need a lawyer. If you do attract US customers, who bet illegally, you are not at fault. The casino or US state government that the player resides in needs to block the internet access, eventually. US state laws vary from state to state, legal to illegal. Just don't do anything that looks bad, like try to convince citizens of Hawaii to bet online, 'cause it is illegal there.

    You should read some articles on online gambling law.
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