Gaming Directory World
News - July 2023
Online Casino Gambling in NJ Nears $1 Billion in
Casino Gambling in NJ Nears $1 Billion in 2023 (July
Online casinos in New Jersey are way ahead of last
year's record-setting pace with data released on Friday
by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement showing the
activity generated $149.3 million in revenue in June,
an increase of 12.1 percent year-over-year for this
casinos netted more than $930 million in revenue,
which represents a 12.1 percent year-over-year clip
growth compared to 2022.
numbers are coming in below Mays $161.4 million.
Casino gambling to some extent will likely come down
with fewer people betting sports during the last spring
and summer months.
DraftKings-owned Golden Nugget has reclaimed the top
spot for all NJ online casinos, knocking off Borgata,
which is part of the BetMGM group of casinos.
Nugget took in over $41.7 million.
of the Recent 850 Referred Gambling Addicts at One
Clinic Are Children (July 14, 2023)
More than 850 people have been referred to a clinic
for video game addicts since it opened in 2020 and
half of those were children, according to a report
appearing in the Guardian on Friday.
National Centre for Gaming Disorders (NCGD), a London
clinic, was originally given NHS funding based on
seeing just 50 people a year. That nunber, however,
ballooned to 30 people a month since the end of March
this year more than seven times anticipated
boxes were among the chief culprits and accounted
for about a quarter of those seeking treatment. These
comprise of gambling-style features offering randomised
12% of patients who played video games compulsively
referred to playing Fortnite, with 10% citing Minecraft,
8% mentioning Call of Duty and 4.7% using the gaming
the 855 referrals, 408 were gamers, of whom 227 were
Head of Sports Betting Claims White Supremacist Sympathizing
Tweets 'Meant to Be Humerous' (July 12, 2023)
Maine's top gambling law officer, Milt Champion, returns
to work on Monday after serving a 40-hour suspension.
He was also expected to undergo in-person state training
on workplace harassment and social media policies.
all stemmed from a series of tweets back in May deemed
to contain racist and misogynistic subject matter.
the two tweets were intended to be humorous, I recognize
they were anything but. They were a mistake and an
error in judgment, and I apologize for my actions,"
Champion said in the release. "I thank the employees
of the Unit for their hard work and commitment in
May 6, Champion expressed frustration about being
told ladies was an unprofessional term
for females, and suggested Bitches would
be more appropriate.
that could be viewed by some perhaps as a bad attempt
as Gambling911.com also noted at the time, Champion
somehow felt compelled to defend a tweet by Brian
Krassenstein describing the Patriot Front as a "hate
group in the United States that espouses white nationalism
and neo-fascist ideologies".
Sports Betting to Go Live September 7 (July 10, 2023)
Steve Bittenbender breaks things down following today's
meeting in Kentucky regarding the upcoming launch
of regulated sports betting in the commonwealth.
was really just a checkpoint for Kentucky officials
responsible for rolling out sports betting statewide.
They still have 59 more days of work ahead of them
and that's just to get brick/mortar sportsbooks up
and running and 80 to get online apps live."
had a few key takeaways:
Tracks and operators will be able to start applying
for sports betting licenses in Kentucky as soon as
tomorrow (July 11, 2023).
The Sept. 7 brick/mortar launch date appears to be
universal, according to the KHRC, if the tracks are
The KHRC also tells me that tracks could theoretically
have one brick/mortar operator at their track and
another at their HHR satellite parlor. Remains to
be seen how many (if any) may take advantage of that.
many as 27 licensees could have the ability to operate
in Kentucky apparently. It's not likely we'll get
anywhere close to that number.
Vows Fixes Following Gambling911 Scathing Reports
(July 10, 2023)
appears to have finally recognized it can't keep allowing
its website and retail sportsbook business in Pennsylvania
to keep going down and making as if nothing is wrong.
company advised its PA customers over the weekend
that "site improvements are on the way".
has already switched over to proprietary software
in neighboring New Jersey.
Our own Thomas Somach had highlighted how folks were
unable to place bets with the Unibet mobile app over
extended periods of time in the state. The walk-in
book at The Downs at Mohegan Sun in the Lehigh Valley,
which is run by Unibet, also was shuttered during
company appeared to be more concerned about customer
cleanliness than they were about keeping their website
and sportsbook operational.
also reported on how the companys facility at
the Downs at Lehigh Valley had erected signs warning
customers that if they dont get the smell out,
they can get the hell out.
Charged With Riding Motorcycle Through Vegas Casino
(July 6, 2023)
A motorcyclist is facing numerous charges after doing
wheelies along Las Vegas Boulevard and riding through
a casino, and on stairs and escalators.
Vegas Metropolitan police posted the arrest on one
of the departments social media accounts. It
said R.A.I.D. officers took the man they referred
to as the reckless rider into custody.
rider is yet to be identified. He was wearing a shirt
that read Till the (expletive) wheels fall off.
rider thought he would never get caught, the
police post stated.
is facing the following charges:
felony counts of driver disobeying police officer,
endangering person or property
gross misdemeanor counts of disregard for the safety
of person or property
misdemeanor counts of reckless driving
felony count of assault with a deadly weapon
felony count of child abuse and/or neglect
felony count of coercion with force or threat of force
Pro Sports Care More About Gambling Than Violence
Against Women and Racism (July 6, 2023)
Carron J. Phillips writes that "if youre
talented or rich enough, its becoming clear
what will and wont be forgiven in sports."
on games or in team facilities will not.
Hardy got to play football again. Antonio Brown keeps
hanging around. Donald Sterling and Robert Sarver
made millions after selling their teams," Phillips
points out that the Titans Hassan Haskins was arrested
last month for allegedly strangling his girlfriend.
didn't blink," he writes.
it be great if sports took racism and violence against
women this seriously from the jump? Imagine where
we would be if that happened.
for something like that to occur it would mean that
society, let alone sports, would have to take a stand
against both transgressions and we know thats
it seems like the rest of the sports world is following
the NFLs lead as it often does. And once
you realize that the NFL is usually a mirror of society,
it becomes quite clear why racism and violence against
women are easily forgiven while gambling
is a blasphemous offense.
week, the NFL suspended indefinitely more players
for violating the league's gambling policy. They included
Isaiah Rodgers, Rashod Berry, and Demetrius Taylor.
gambling policy, which is annually reviewed with all
NFL personnel, including players, prohibits anyone
in the NFL from engaging in any form of gambling in
any club or league facility or venue, including the
practice facility, read the NFLs statement
after the latest round of suspensions.
does note that the New York Yankees suspended relief
pitcher Jimmy Cordero on Wednesday for the rest of
the season for violating Major League Baseballs
domestic violence policy.
Bans Jake Paul Ladbrokes Tweet (July 5 2023)
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has determined
that a Ladbrokes tweet violated its terms and conditions.
claim that boxer and YouTube influencer Jake Paul
was featured in the tweet and that his appeal is too
geared towards minors. It's not immediately clear
now many of his more than 20 million subscribers are
actually teenagers. Paul does appeal to adults as
well, thanks in no small part to his boxing skills.
course the irony in all of this is that Jake Paul
now has an ownership interest in a sportsbook, Betr.
tweet in question appeared back in February.
beat @JakePaul by split decision last night. So, we've
got to ask the question
What's next for Jake
Paul? Vote here now."
the bottom of the tweet, the gambling company also
linked to a poll with the options: "Win the re-match",
"Head to the MMA", "Return to YouTube"
and "Join the WWE".
not immediately clear what fine, if any, will be imposed.
Downs Extends Baffert Ban Through 2024 (July 3, 2023)
Downs Inc. has decided to extend Bob Baffert's two-year
suspension for at least another 18 months, per a release.
That would keep the Hall of Fame trainer from running
horses in next year's 150th running of the Kentucky
Baffert continues to peddle a false narrative concerning
the failed drug test of Medina Spirit at the 147th
Kentucky Derby from which his horse was disqualified
by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in accordance
with Kentucky law and regulations," Churchill
Downs said in a statement. "Prior to that race,
Mr. Baffert signed an agreement with Churchill Downs
which stated that he was responsible for understanding
the rules of racing in Kentucky and that he would
abide by them. The results of the tests clearly show
that he did not comply, and his ongoing conduct reveals
his continued disregard for the rules and regulations
that ensure horse and jockey safety, as well as the
integrity and fairness of the races conducted at our
trainer who is unwilling to accept responsibility
for multiple drug test failures in our highest-profile
races cannot be trusted to avoid future misconduct.
Mr. Baffert will remain suspended from entering horses
at all racetracks owned by CDI through 2024. After
such time, we will re-evaluate his status.
Will Reportedly Double its Tax Rate on Sports Betting
(July 2, 2023)
Mobile gambling analyst Steve Brubaker tweeted this
of chatter about Ohio doubling the tax rate on the
already nearly destitute OSBs. Boo hoo. Dont
forget that this same industry marched all over the
country telling legislators that the hold was only
5% and to keep taxes and fees low. Hold rate is now
8% and climbing. 60% (up arrow)."
tweet comes after that state's House and Senate reached
an agreement on a budget for the state and that budget
with the budget conference committee agreeing on a
version doubling the current tax rate of 10% on sports
betting to 20%.
Wellman had this to offer:
Alex Cane, CEO of Sports Trade responded:
precedent. What other businesses in Ohio are taxed
by revenue, much less *over 1,000% of revenue*?"
costs will almost certainly be passed onto gamblers
in the form of less competitive lines and bonus offerings.
Virginia House Minority Whip Foresees Sports Betting
Content Creator Oversight Bill Passing in Next Session
(July 2, 2023)
West Virginia House minority whip Shawn Fluharty foresees
the sports betting content creator oversight bill
passing in the next session.
is proposed regulation that applies to content creators
in the industry. Such concerns were in the spotlight
over the past week after it was revealed that an NBA
insider, Shams Charania, forced a line change based
on his wrongful information while employed by a sportsbook.
already requires disclosure and independent evaluation
of influencers and media partners by its regulated
tells Legal Sports Report this is bigger than the
not saying FanDuel had any unclean hands here. But
if they wanted to, they certainly could. Thats
because there is no regulatory boundary in place,
Fluharty told LSR on Monday.
kind of the forecast of whats next in the regulatory
and legislative realm. And it shines a light on something
weve been talking about for months. You just
needed a clear example, and this is a clear example.
think really what the Shams thing did was it blurred
the lines of influencer and reporter, Fluharty
It used to be, in Las Vegas, the
public drove the lines. Now, the sportsbooks are driving
the lines 100%. They have the ability to do that now.
Because they can influence the public using their
Theft Cage Scheme Involves at Least 3 Properties,
Mexican Phone Numbers (June 30, 2023)
A scheme to dupe casino employees into thinking they
were transferring money from cages to a legitimate
business involves at least three casinos and Mexican
phone numbers, the 8 News Now Investigators have learned.
the 8 News Now Investigators obtained Friday reveal
the allegations involve thefts at Circa Hotel &
Casino, Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite and the Golden
Nugget in Laughlin as well as federal investigators,
including the U.S. Secret Service.
SpankOdds Free Indefinitely (June 29, 2023)
SpankOdds to be Free for All Eternity - Well, at least
indefinitely. At some point the nearly one-year-old
line service is likely to begin charging, but its
founder, Gadoon Spanky Kryollos, announced
via Twitter there will be no charge entering this
football season (2023) at least.
SpankOdds is one of the few line services incorporating
US regulated books and those out of Vegas along side
platform bills itself as "a real-time odds monitoring
and injury alerting software that gives sports bettors
Sports: Isaiah Rodgers Among Those to be Suspended
for Violating League Gambling Rules (June 29, 2023)
Colts veteran Isaiah Rodgers is one of several NFL
players facing full-season 2023 suspensions as part
of the league's latest investigation into gambling
allegations, according to CBS Sports NFL insider Jonathan
Jones - Read More
Kim Zolciaks Estranged Husband Has His Own Issues
Amid Controversial Claims (June 29, 2023)
Kroy Biermann claims he and Zolciak's financial debts
are because of her gambling problem, but he has his
own personal gambling bills to worry about. Zolciak
appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Biermann,
she claims, owes the Baha Mar Casino in the Bahamas
$52K in unpaid gambling debts. The casino filed suit
and the complaint has since been obtained by TMZ.
According to the suit, Kroy obtained a $100,000 line
of credit for use at Baha Mar Casino in advance of
a November 2021 trip, and he ended up using $52,500
to gamble. The company in charge of handling Baha
Mar Casino's credit line allege the reality TV star
and NFL player drew $52,500 in chip markers at the
casino and didn't repay the amount before leaving.
Ugly divorce allegations continue. The couple's marriage
fell apart after 13 years. Read More
More Gambling Suspensions Coming: Colts Isaiah Rodgers
(June 28, 2023) - Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk
(an arm of NBC Sports) has been doing an admirable
job of covering the hypocrisy surrounding the National
Football League's gambling policy and its attempts
to reign in players while reaping the rewards of US
regulated sports betting partnerships.
warns of more suspensions coming by week's end. We
don't know who or how many, though Indianapolis Colts'
Isaiah Rodgers is being named in media reports.
good news is that the league seems to be trying harder,
when it comes to properly educating players. The bad
news is that flaws seem to remain.
they surely will. As previously mentioned, it becomes
difficult for the NFL to have true moral authority
when it comes to properly enforcing thou shalt
nots when the NFL is stuffing its pockets full
of cash from those who shalt continue to lose it.
when the league creates a true firewall between football
and wagering will the league truly be equipped to
create safeguards that players can understand, honor,
and accept especially since the entire situation
currently oozes with hypocrisy.
Report: Colts' Isaiah Rodgers Among NFL Players Facing
Yearlong Gambling Suspensions
Charles Barkley on His Gambling: 'I Wanna Be Dead
Broke When I Keel Over'
DraftKings Drops Bid for PointsBet
$35K Fine Imposed After Underage Gambling At Harrah's
Philadelphia Man Sentenced in Stabbing Death of Girlfriend
at Atlantic City Casino
Smoke! Circa Casino Scammed Out of $1 Million
(June 27, 2023) - A popular Las Vegas casino has reportedly
been scammed out of $1 million in what's being called
a "fire extinguisher scam".
Gutierrez, 23, has been charged with theft of more
is alleged to have contacted Circas casino cage
claiming to be the owner of the property and said
he needed $320,000 for an emergency payment to the
fire department in order to check fire extinguishers
and other gear.
a cage supervisor ended up allegedly handing over
$1.17 million during off-site exchanges believing
they were giving it to Circas owner.
Las Vegas police have recovered $850,000, $314,000
casinos CEO Derek Stevens said, Although
I love a good PR story, this isnt one of them.
Circa Resort & Casino is cooperating with the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in this investigation.
We greatly appreciate their efforts to date and cannot
comment further due to an ongoing investigation.
Theismann Backs NFL's Gambling Crackdown
(June 27, 2023) - "We can't have fans believing
games are 'fixed'," said football legend Joe
Theismann, noting that he supports the league's crackdown
on sports betting.
NFL policy reinforcements and "re-education"
come in response to the sport-wide surge of athlete
suspensions for violating gambling rules. Sports analysts
like Mike Florio still point to the hypocrisy.
better work. I think the NFL, because of the stringent
nature of these rules that have been put in place,
realizes that you just don't want to let anything
seep into the game to give people the perception that
the games are fixed, they're really trying to make
sure of that," Theismann said Thursday during
an appearance on "Varney & Co".
an NFL player standpoint, you think of the millions
of dollars that the players are making. If you wanted
to go into a facility, I guess in the off-season,
it might be okay. But I don't think they're going
to say if you play in the NFL, you can't gamble. But
they certainly want to protect the integrity of the
game as much as they possibly can. And I can certainly
understand it," he continued.
Sportsbooks Stop Taking Bets on Drafts After NBA Controversy
in Light of Shams Scandal?
How Reporters Can Affect Betting Lines
Survey Confirms Worst Clichés About Lottery-Loving
Bare-Knuckle Fighting, Disc Golf, Futsal, Snooker,
and Water Polo Bets Among 17 New Sports Betting Markets
Approved in Arkansas
New Jersey Senator Proposes Bill to Regulate Sports
Betting and Casino Advertising
Marcin Horecki Denies Mike Matusow as he Captures
Poland's First-Ever Live WSOP Bracelet
(June 25, 2023) - PrizePicks has fast become a
behemoth on the Daily Fantasy Sports scene with its
hybrid DFS product that comes the closest to sports
betting without requiring a license in most US states.
that the company is so big, it's also a target for
what some say are frivolous lawsuits.
in point, a lawsuit filed this week alleges PrizePicks
stole technology to use on its prop product, an accusation
the company denies.
years of trying unsuccessfully to get us to buy its
technology and intellectual property, Vetnos has now
apparently resorted to a frivolous lawsuit to change
our minds. That is not a good business or legal strategy.
We intend to aggressively defend against this lawsuit
and point out its many errors and outright falsehoods,
said Jason Barclay, Chief Legal Officer and Head of
Public Policy at PrizePicks.
Casinos Had Best Month Ever in March, Winning $5.3B
CITY, N.J. (AP) Inflation may be soaring, supply
chains remain snarled and the coronavirus just wont
go away, but Americas casinos are humming right
along, recording the best month in their history in
American Gaming Association, the gambling industrys
national trade group, said Wednesday that U.S. commercial
casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in
March, the best single-month total ever. The previous
record month was July 2021 at $4.92 billion.
casinos collectively also had their best first quarter
ever, falling just short of the $14.35 billion they
won from gamblers in the fourth quarter of last year,
which was the highest three-month period in history.
states set quarterly revenue records to start this
year: Arkansas ($147.4 million); Florida ($182 million),
and New York ($996.6 million).
numbers do not include tribal casinos, which report
their income separately and are expected to report
similarly positive results.
while the national casino economy is doing well, there
are pockets of sluggishness such as Atlantic City,
where in-person casino revenue has not yet rebounded
to pre-pandemic levels.
continue to seek out gamings entertainment options
in record numbers, said Bill Miller, the associations
president and CEO. He said the strong performance
to start 2022 came despite continued headwinds
from supply chain constraints, labor shortages and
the impact of soaring inflation.
trade group also released its annual State of the
States report on Wednesday, examining gamblings
performance across the country.
previously reported, nationwide casino revenue set
an all-time high in 2021 at $53.03 billion, up 21%
from the previous best year, 2019, before the coronavirus
the report includes new details, including that commercial
casinos paid a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling
tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021.
Thats an increase of 75% from 2020 and 15 percent
from 2019. This does not include the billions more
paid in income, sales and other taxes, the association
also ranked the largest casino markets in the U.S.
in terms of revenue for 2021:
Las Vegas Strip is first at $7.05 billion, followed
by: Atlantic City ($2.57 billion); the Chicago area
($2.01 billion); Baltimore-Washington D.C. ($2 billion);
the Gulf Coast ($1.61 billion); New York City ($1.46
billion); Philadelphia ($1.40 billion); Detroit ($1.29
billion); St. Louis ($1.03 billion); and the Boulder
Strip in Nevada ($967 million).
association divides most of Pennsylvanias casinos
into three separate markets: Philadelphia, the Poconos
and Pittsburgh. Their combined revenue of nearly $2.88
billion would make them the second largest market
in the country if judged as a single entity. It also
counts downtown Las Vegas, and its $731 million in
revenue, as a separate market.
additional states legalized sports betting and two
more added internet gambling in 2021.
group reported many states saw gamblers spending more
in casinos while visiting them in lower numbers compared
to pre-pandemic 2019.
average age of a casino patron last year was 43 1/2,
compared to 49 1/2 in 2019.
bet $57.7 billion on sports last year, more than twice
the amount from 2020. That generated $4.33 billion
in revenue, an increase of nearly 180% over 2020.
gambling revenue reached $3.71 billion last year,
and three states New Jersey, Pennsylvania and
Michigan each won more than $1 billion online.
West Virginias internet gambling market reached
$60.9 million in revenue in its first full year of
operation, while Connecticuts two internet casinos
reported combined revenue of $47.6 million after launching
Million in Online Poker Funds Seized by Washington
State Authorities - 8th January 2011
Poker News Daily)
reported by Forbes Magazine, Federal prosecutors have
seized nearly $8 million from financial institutions
in Washington State that were holding money for processors
of major online poker sites like PokerStars, Full
Tilt Poker, UB.com, and Absolute Poker. The move reportedly
came in the past two weeks and is the latest in the
Department of Justices crackdown on online gambling
in the U.S.
poker sites have used payment processors to carry
out transactions with customers before and after the
Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
went into effect in 2006. However, the Department
of Justice stepped in and began seizing funds from
banks across the U.S. in recent years, creating havoc
for poker players wondering whether their online bankrolls
to four civil forfeiture complaints filed in Federal
court in Seattle since October, Federal prosecutors
seized cash in accounts at Bank of America, J.P. Morgan
Chase, Wells Fargo, and SunTrust. The money allegedly
belonged to payment processing firms like Arrow Checks,
Secure Money, Etegrity Processing, Anaya Trading Solutions,
and Blue Lake Capital Management and Logistics.
largest of the forfeiture cases, filed in December
and involving $5.1 million, centered on Arrow Checks.
A Washington State task force was notified by a witness
in June that he had received a payout check from Arrow
Checks that came from online poker winnings from PokerStars.
The investigation tracked more than $20 million of
wire transfers from Canada and Texas to Arrow Checks
accounts at Bank of America controlled by Scott Seguin
and Justin Sather, court documents say.
prosecutors claim that Seguin and Sather were operating
an unlicensed money transmitting business and violated
the Federal Wire Act of 1961 because online
gambling is illegal in Washington State, the
Forbes article said.
article also revealed that other payment processors
operated six bank accounts at SunTrust and Wells Fargo
controlled by Sanjay Panya that Feds say represented
proceeds from Full Tilt and Absolute Poker. The Feds
seized $1.3 million in the accounts connected to Panya
in November, claiming he was operating an unlicensed
money transmitting business violating the Wire Act.
other payment processor companies involved in the
civil forfeiture actions were run by Brian Kenny and
Javier Carillo, both of whom court documents say facilitated
payments to Washington State residents derived from
online poker play at Ultimate Bet, now UB.com.
June, Federal authorities in New York seized bank
accounts worth $34 million belonging to 27,000 online
poker players. The accounts were managed by Allied
Systems and Account Services, which handled cash for
various online poker sites. Ahmad Khawaja, who owned
the payment processing companies, reached a $13.3
million civil forfeiture settlement with the U.S.
prosecutors in August before exiting the country.
in November, the U.S. Government seized funds from
popular payment processor eWalletXpress. After weeks
of questions regarding the reason behind the companys
technical problems on its website, eWalletXpress
revealed to its customers that it had been served
a warrant by authorities. The processor allowed customers
to cash out their remaining balances and then shut
down its U.S. operations in December.
latest news is yet another blemish on the status of
poker in the Evergreen State. Washingtons Supreme
Court upheld a 2006 state law last September that
made it a felony to play online poker for money. The
ban being upheld caused PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
to cease providing real money poker for Washington
residents shortly thereafter, resulting in many high-stakes
online players having to make difficult life decisions.
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Internet Betting Laws
may seem difficult but it is important that all citizens
across the world stay updated with Internet Betting
laws. Below you will find what we understand as the
laws to online betting in certain areas of the world.
Internet Betting Laws
The United States of America has the most ambiguous
online casino laws in the world. They have passed
laws to ban banks from allowing transactions that
are deemed illegal, but no one has any idea what the
United States considers legal or illegal. Currently,
all US citizens are advised to check with local laws
before gambling online. Even the online casinos aren't
sure if you should be allowed to bet at their site.
Some companies don't allow US players, others allow
some US players, and some could care less where a
player is from.
Internet Casino Laws
The UK is the first major country to completely legalize
and regulate online gambling. The Gambling Act of
2005 was passed while Prime Minister Tony Blair was
in office. Blair had a flair for expanding gambling,
but when Gordon Brown took over as Prime Minister
in the UK he provided a tax structure that was so
high that most online casino companies were not urged
to relocate to England. Today, all web branded casinos
that are in a UK approved jurisdiction are legal for
UK citizens to play at.
Online Betting Laws
As the world gets deeper into the 21st century and
the Internet becomes a more common cultural tool more
and more countries are realizing the reality that
is Internet gambling. Currently, Spain, Italy, Germany
and other countries have moved to legalize and regulate
the industry, while few still look to protect their
homeland gaming monopolies. It is extremely important
to check all local, state, and federal laws before
participating in any online gambling activities.