Many people received a wish that 2007 would not be a year of playing a poor trick on them. It’s not clear if They addressed the exact wishes of the online gambling industry. However, no one can claim that the year was particularly successful. So let’s take a look at the online casinos and online poker in the past year.
In 2006, the USA passed a law that prohibited online casinos and online poker sites from accepting gamblers from the USA. In addition, financial institutions were also forbidden to handle gambling transactions for American citizens. Although many casinos and poker rooms shut their doors to American players, there were still establishments that allowed Americans in didn’t make it a significant problem. For example, two former Neteller Company principal shareholders and senior managers were arrested in the USA in February 2007.
The accounts of Neteller, worth 55 million dollars, were quickly seized, and the company was forced to stop working with Americans. You might be wondering, “What does this have to do with poker?” Neteller was the most popular and comfortable payment method for American gamblers. Unfortunately, practically all American banks’ credit cards have stopped working with online poker rooms and casinos for quite some time. American banks can’t also make or receive bank transfers. There is even a problem when it comes to cheques. Americans are now unable to withdraw winnings or make deposits at online poker and casino sites. Another e-wallet payment system affected by Neteller’s troubles stopped accepting new clients from the USA. Click2Pay and MoneyBookers had already split. ePassport was the only one that continued to operate but could not keep up with the influx of American casino players. As a result, many American gamblers were forced to leave online gambling sites.
Many Americans hoped for a counteraction by Antigua and European nations through the World Trade Organization against internet casinos. Some people dreamed of lifting a ban, at least on poker. However, these dreams did not come to pass. However, the Department of Justice (DoJ) took aggressive action against BetonSports from London, which has operations in Costa Rica, Antigua and is aimed at U.S. gamblers.
WTO was not trying to conceal “the true face of free trade.” It awarded sixpenny compensation to the countries affected, which was not the least in connection with gambling. Antigua, for example, was allowed to “pirate with American intellectual property up to 21 million dollars per annum, though the companies’ losses ran into the hundreds of millions). Individual law-makers were prompted by organizations like Poker Players Alliance (