An Interesting Article

shyspirit

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Investigation Exposes Internet Gambling Thriving-In Spite of New US Legislation; US Prohibitions Never Work

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Americas Watchdog joining fight? sorta?? Am confused what do you make of it?

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Sorry in advance, if this is discussed in other restricted US thread
 

Mousey

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Thanks Shyspirit. This is an odd tidbit you've found for us.

The nationally renowned consumer advocacy group Americas Watchdog has just completed a three month investigation of the slimy "off Shore" world of on line gambling and the results are chilling if you have any interest in organized crime, money laundering and or US taxes not being paid.

Oh goody! Where/when can we see the report??

Americas Watchdog would also like to hear from US consumers who feel like they were cheated by a "off-shore-on line casino", or who have information about any third party off shore money transferring/laundering service. Americas Watchdogs web site is at Link Removed (invalid) -Corporate Whistleblower Center. Americas Watchdog intends to form a group of US based gaming establishments or concerned parties to better educate the American public and Congress about the risks of unregulated non US based Internet casinos & sports books dominating Internet global gaming.


Sooo... money transfering = laundering? Wow... I learn something new every day. I guess they don't want to hear from consumers who are quite happy gaming online and haven't been cheated by the reputable licensed and regulated casinos?

Is it just me, or does that press release read really weird?

Anyone have any info on 'america's watchdog'. Who are they? Gone googling...

P.S. -- I'm going around in circles and have found out absolutely nothing about America's Watchdog and Tom Martin their President (I think).
 
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jetset

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Never heard of 'em or their three month study, and I have to agree with Mousey when she says "...or does that press release read really weird?"

I would look at this with a sceptical eye.
 

Casinomeister

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Never heard of 'em or their three month study, and I have to agree with Mousey when she says "...or does that press release read really weird?"

I would look at this with a sceptical eye.
Exactly. I visited their website and it's quite spartan - not much going on. The design is a bit amatuirsh - even their stats are publicly available. They receive about 20 visits a day on average. I don't think they hold a lot of whistleblowing weight.

And I agree - the PR reads weird. It was obviously written by someone who is not up to speed on the make-up of this industry.

Does "off-shore" = foreign/non-US?

I'd like to rip this term right out of the throat of people who constantly use it. The term is way outdated, and in most cases doesn't apply.
 
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