Wonder if they'd ever have the balls to go after someone like microgaming
I am not so certain. Under the US-UK extradition treaty, if Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane of Hazzard county claims that someone committed a crime, he has to be extradited and the Americans don't need to bother with awkward things like evidence.I would really really really love to see them try and extradite ANYONE from another country, no matter which one it is. That in itself would send a definite message once their request for extradition is denied.
Personally I don't think RTG is going to get touched...
If he was in the DoJ sights, he'd have been arrested already. He's still living and working in Atlanta as far as I know.
I'm sure Michael Staw and everyone else over at RTG are & have been paying their taxes. So I highly doubt they'll be a target.
Which, should strongly point to this not being a security issue, but a lost revenue agenda.
The same country that invaded Afganistan, Iraq and is laying the foundation for an invasion of Iran? No shortage of balls. Good judgement yes, balls no.Wonder if they'd ever have the balls to go after someone like microgaming
...The indictments are going to continue for years along with huge settlements, much unpleasantness to come. I've really been in awe at the destructive power of these folks - sort of like wathcing a tornado destoy a trailer park.
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Amazing isn't it? the US DoJ wants to stop online gambling so we arrest anyone who ever had anything to do with online gaming (as long as they have access to lots of money), and then we (the DoJ) proceed to extort millions of dollars from them....
BTW - don't blame the DOJ. They're just enforcing the cockamamie laws passed by our esteemed Congress and signed into law by our one & only George W. Bush.
If the U.S. government gets its way on Super Bowl Sunday, all bets will be off -- all online bets, that is.
"Criminal prosecutions related to online gambling will be pursued even in cases where assets and defendants are positioned outside of the United States," Michael J. Garcia, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said last month.
Moreover, although the Justice Department has suggested that all forms of Internet gambling violate the law, analysts say that online horse racing, poker and fantasy leagues may be exempt.
"The answer is, it's a bit confused at the moment," Neteller spokesman George Cazenove said. "I'm sure they will get their money back. You've got to give Neteller a bit of space."
The crackdown against public, regulated foreign businesses has left small private companies to fill the void, an issue that worries industry officials and consumer groups who say the smaller entities are less subject to oversight and more difficult to police. In essence, they argue, the government drive could turn into another prohibition, and have the perverse impact of fostering underground, illegal activity.
"The net effect of this is, responsible people are out of the business," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., president of the American Gaming Association, a casino industry trade group.
Bet or wager includes risking something of value on the outcome of a contest, sports event or a game subject to chance. The Act otherwise allows contestants to risk money on themselves. The game subject to chance restriction is designed to eliminate Internet poker.