The drama continues for Nicholas Jenkins.

Jenkins, who founded Betcha.com, wrote a guest column for a Seattle newspaper on Tuesday to explain his side of the story. For those of you who don't remember, Jenkins started Betcha.com, a Seattle-based person-to-person betting exchange that allowed users to bet among themselves on basically anything. The catch was that if they wanted to, the bettors could welch on bets, therefore, Jenkins argued, it wasn't really gambling.

Jenkins and two of his employees were charged with breaking Internet gambling laws in the state of Louisiana after a a Louisiana state trooper, acting with the Washington State Gambling Commission, accepted four bets. Jenkins points out that the trooper's bets were placed 32 minutes after Betcha.com notified the WSGC about a lawsuit it had filed to get the judge's take on whether or not the site was legal.

Jenkins, a graduate of the University of Washington and the Georgetown University Law Center, says in his column:

That raises an inference of retaliation. The WSGC raided our office and seized our computer equipment, but kept our lawsuit quiet when it obtained the necessary search warrant. Then it launched a forfeiture action -- while our action was pending.
To read the entire piece go to:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinio..._betcha10.html