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    Default What is the best/safest place to re-open gambling site

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    I recently closed my gambling site in the U.S. partly due to legal concerns.... I am looking to re-open it so I do not have to worry about legal concerns....

    Questions:
    (1)What is the best/safest places for me to open my website? Arizona, Canada, and England have been suggested to me in the past.... I have heard there are off-shore places to go....

    (2)Could someone give me the name of a web host they recommend (in answer to question 1) that uses linux, myslql, and tomcat(jsp)?

    (3)Could someone recommend a Credit Card company on the web that will allow me to ACCEPT and PAYOUT my customers through visa, mastercard, amex, and discover? I have heard some credit card companies will not deal with gambling sites?

    (4)Do I also have to get a mailing address and bank account outside the U.S. to avoid U.S. government possible hastles?

    Thank You In Advance
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    Sorry Gary. Not to be sounding rude or anything at all like that, but these are questions that are simply not able to be answered by anyone other than a lawyer who specializes in this type of thing.

    Things vary everywhere you go, and advertising for casinos is much different than running a casino.

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    I dont understand why you decided to drop your work. Did you have some kind of issue that made you decide to close shop?
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    casinoglen,

    I guess I just wanted to know if there are certain places most people on this board are going to put up there gambling sites to try and be safe? I was expecting answers like this:

    "Hey gary, alot of us have our sites in COUNTRY X, and use HOST X, and we have no problems"....

    Doesn't anyone have any recommendations for me at all? OR I am just worrying to much? I don't want to have to move my site once it is up.... I want the place that is least like to bring me legal issues....



    diceman,

    I didn't have any legal issues.... I am just trying to find the place most likely to keep me out of trouble.... As the site got more succesful, I was investing more.... I just don't want to invest more, only to be shut down or hastled with legal bills....


    Thank You,
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    Well Gary, you could always go for Canada. So long as you aren't specifically directing your advertisments towards Canadians then you will be fine.

    It's really hard to give any advice about this as each persons situation is different, but moving anywhere outside of the states is probably a good idea.

    As was stated before, you may wish to contact an attorney regarding this as well as they are much more familliar with the laws in your particular state / region.
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    Perhaps you misunderstand what we do here, Gary.

    We don't operate gambling sites that take bets. We're independent business people that do advertising/marketing for online casinos in a 3rd party capacity, that's it. We have nothing to do with the actual operations of online casinos.

    Casinoglen is correct - You need to find an attorney that specializes in online gaming. There are several firms listed on the internet at this point.

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    CasinoDudes,

    Thanks for the advice on Canada....

    Everyone else,

    I am sorry.... I thought the name 'Gambling Portal Webmaster Association' implied that you were 'Webmaster - of - Gambling Portals'? I had no idea that you were all actually Advertisers for Gambling Sites.... I am sure I am not the first person to tell you the name is misleading....

    Thank you all anyway,
    Gary

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    We've run into some issues with the phrasing of things between countries and dialects in the past.

    Try the following link :

    http://www.kahnawake.com/gamingcommission/

    This is by no way an endorsment of them or a recommendation that you use or even try them, simply information.

    por·tal ( P ) (pôrtl, pr-)
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    1) A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.
    2) An entrance or a means of entrance: the local library, a portal of knowledge.
    3) A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.
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    No Gary...

    We ARE Portal Webmasters.

    We are NOT Lawyers , so we can NOT give Legal Advice and therefore, respectfully suggest you speak with an attorney concerning legal matters.

    We are NOT misleading anyone with our name, and we can and DO help in many matters concerning the Portal Webmatster.

    May we help with any questions or concerns that are not questions better left to attorney's?

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    (3)Could someone recommend a Credit Card company on the web that will allow me to ACCEPT and PAYOUT my customers through visa, mastercard, amex, and discover? I have heard some credit card companies will not deal with gambling sites?
    The above is generally not something that is needed by a Portal Webmaster.

    A Portal Webmaster directs traffic TO the Casinos and it is the Casinos themselves that take the credit cards. A Portal Webmaster does NOT have to process the credit card of his visitors.

    If you are considering running a front (white label affiliate site) then you will still be directing your visitors directly to the Casino, where the Casino will handle the credit cards for the visitor.

    If you are considering running a site where YOU will be the back-end, and where YOU will handle the credit cards and the gaming servers, then you will need additional licensing, and would have MANY lawyers involved in that process. You would also be much more limited as to what Country you could even consider having your servers reside. (It has been suggested that this type of operation should never be taken on without at least 1 Million dollars in LIQUID Capital)

    If you are considering selling any products directly etc, send me a PM and we can meet online in a messenger service, or by email, and discuss some of your options for shopping cart or CC processing for products.

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    Hi All. I can't believe no one in this forum can recommend solution to gary. I'm in the same situation.. I like to transfer my network from US server to UK server (since of the us gaming regulation).. and have no idea where to go.. I have to check in other forums.. maybe in UK and'll post the outcomes.

    Please lmk if you have any idea and please don't send me to lawyers - the solution is online somewhere..

    http://www.best-on-line-casinos.com

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    There are litterally thousands of Hosts online now.

    Just ask them where their servers are.

    When you ask "leading" questions concerning legalities, they can only be answered by lawyers.

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