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A precedent for the Neteller saga?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dresden, Feb 17, 2007.

    Feb 17, 2007
  1. dresden

    dresden Dormant account

    Occupation:
    firewatcher
    Location:
    Spain?
    I have just been made aware of this case from several years ago:

    AN UNCOMFORTABLE SPORTSBOOK PRECEDENT
    29 April 2002

    New Jersey ruling adds a new legal threat

    Sportsbook owners were shocked at a decision in the New Jersey courts this week which empowered the US government to seize funds from Intercash Financial Services, a New Jersey company acting as a middleman for sports bets placed by Americans on Internet gambling sites operated from offshore locations in Britain. These foreign betting companies enticed US players to their online sites by ensuring them that they could safely place their wagers, outside of the confines of US legislation.

    The New Jersey ruling by 3rd Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee affects British companies and citizens but the law will not apply to them directly. He found that the government had only to prove that the intermediary company in New Jersey was violating State law by promoting gambling.

    Intercash Ltd. based on the Isle of Man and American Sports Ltd. located in England had argued that since all wagering transactions took place in England, there was no violation of US law.


    The above was taken from the archives of Casinomeister. Apparently, ~$750,000 was granted forfeit to the US government. Does anyone remember this case? What are the similarities and differences to the current Neteller situation? Was this player's money or solely Intercash Financial Services' money? Is this cause for concern?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2007
  3. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    I wasn't around then, but here's what I found on their appeal. Didn't go well for them. You must register/login in order to see the link.
    There are major differences though. It seems this was based on New Jersey law, but the case law could be referered to and followed? I'm out of this one before I start chewing on my foot :D
     

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