On Tuesday, 31 October, the UK government will be hosting the Remote Gambling Summit at Ascot Racecourse, where politicians from 30 countries will be gathered to promote and debate regulation of the online gaming sector.
Ladbrokes” statement voices the company”s support for the approach of the UK government. Spokesperson Ciaran O”Brien said: “The attempt to prohibit online gambling in the United States is doomed to failure. Over 20 million people play online poker in the United States and they will continue to play while there are sites willing to accept them. Unfortunately many of these sites will not adhere to standards of social responsibility or player protection.”
O”Brien added that gambling was a massive industry in the States and “the legislation there is aimed at protecting vested interests rather than consumers.
“The UK Government is taking the right approach enforcing high standards of regulation in return for licensing and regulation that protects and reassures consumers is the only way forward. This will ensure Togel Online gambling is kept free from crime, is fair to the consumer and protects the vulnerable and under-aged.”
BetonUSA: US Business continues despite of UIGEA
BetonUSA statement said, “BetonUSA and all our partners will be continuing business as usual. BetonUSA is licensed and regulated in Antigua and complies with laws within the jurisdictions in which it operates. Furthermore our company has been expanding by acquiring new assets and operations. Announcements will be released soon.”
Antigua-based online betting group BetonUSA has become the latest company to announce that it is to continue to offer online gambling services to US players despite the specifics of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
The company has indicated that traffic to BetonUSA casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks has dramatically increased since the signing of the Safe Port Act into law by President Bush, which in turn set the wheels of the UIGEA firmly in motion.
Since then a host of companies, many of them licensed in the UK, have pulled out of the US market with operators such as Sportingbet selling off their US facing business arms. BetonUSA join a handful of Caribbean-based companies who are continuing to accept US money.