Online betting establishments avoid FBI trouble

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The crackdown by US government agents against internet gambling is said to be heating up what with the recent case filed against BetonSports. Because of this, many online gambling establishments have become more wary in their movements.For example, it was reported that a supposed international conference of online gambling operators in Las Vegas has been cancelled at the last minute because of fears of the increased FBI activity in the online gambling sector.

The guests at the annual online gaming conference at a posh Las Vegas hotel next week were supposedly going to include some of the top officials from Sports Direct, OffshoreBettor, Casino City, GamesandCasino, Smart Interactive and PokerAffiliateWorld. Also reportedly included is a London-based managing director of the City Bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Chris Treneman. Magic Johnson, the basketball legend, was also slated to attend as a keynote speaker.

In a brief statement released by organizer Bodog.com’s Calvin Ayre, the event has been postponed because of “a high level of concern over the uncertainty surrounding the US government’s recent actions against one of the companies in our industry.”

Ayre also revealed that many of the executives involved in online betting companies are wary of entering the United States.

“This will cause all executives of any substance trading in our space to change their travel plans until some certainty comes into play. I would be surprised if there’s any executive who isn’t sitting down with their lawyers trying to work out the implications.”

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