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    Default Another "Internet sportsbook" busted in the US

    Another one of those "Internet sportsbooks" that is really land-based sportsbook was busted in New York ...

    Ever hear of BetWestSports.com? They're the ones in the bullseye.

    http://www.wnbc.com/investigations/14994716/detail.html

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    It was NOT an internet sportsbook! IT was a land based operation, based in the US, who had their wagers posted on this internet site. The money was collected from bookies INSIDE the US.

    This is a major point as it IS illegal for those based in the US on US soil to collect wagers from US residents. It's the same thing with the BOS scandal a couple years ago, they actually marketed to US clients from within the USA. Prosecutors would have a very difficult time making a case against any legit offshore sportsbook. The UIGEA and the Wire Act are so vague that there is no way they would get a conviction. Actually, the UIGEA only makes it illegal for US banks to process payments from and to 'known' 'illegal' gaming sources. What a waste of time and ink!
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    Well said Potsie, but the media continues to say "Internet sportsbook." The average American doesn't know the difference and continues to believe that they're the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    Well said Potsie, but the media continues to say "Internet sportsbook." The average American doesn't know the difference and continues to believe that they're the same thing.
    You are so right! The misinformation has surely made an impact on all of us.
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