Surely, lots of people received a desire the entire year 2007 never to play a lousy trick on them. I don’t know whether somebody addressed the same wishes to the online gambling industry… But apparently, no-one can say that the entire year proved to be particularly successful. Let’s have a glance at what happened to online casinos and online poker yesteryear year.
The problems started even earlier, in 2006, once the USA passed the law forbidding online casinos and online poker rooms accept gamblers from the USA, in addition to financial institutes to serve gambling transactions of American citizens. Lots of casinos and poker rooms closed their doors to American players simultaneously, but so long as there were establishments where Americans were allowed in, it didn’t seem to become a crucial problem. In fact, serious troubles started in February, 2007, when two former senior managers and principal shareholders of Neteller Company were arrested in the USA.
Soon afterwards the accounts of Neteller with 55 million dollars were arrested, and the organization had to refuse to work well with Americans. “What is there to do with poker”, you may ask. The situation is that Neteller was the fundamental and probably the most comfortable payment tool of American gamblers! Practically most of the bank cards of American banks haven’t been working together with online casinos and poker rooms for a long time now. Bank transfers from American banks cannot also be made or received, there is even a trouble with cheques. Consequently Americans have lost possible to create deposits or withdraw their winnings from online casinos and poker rooms. Straight after Neteller’s problems another e-wallet payment systems terminated the acceptance of new clients from the USA. Click2Pay, MoneyBookers and FirePay had split off even earlier. คาสิโนออนไลน์ In fact only ePassport continued its operation, but they just couldn’t cope with the overflow of casino players from the USA. All in all plenty of American gamblers had to finally leave online gambling establishments.
In America plenty of people expected counteraction of Antigua and European countries through the World Trade Organization against online casinos, some people imagined removal of a legislative ban at the least for poker, but these dreams were not fated ahead true. Instead, the Department of Justice (DoJ) moved aggressively against London-based BetonSports, which maintains operations in Costa Rica and Antigua targeted at U.S. gamblers.
WTO hardly trying to hide “the real face of free trade” awarded the affected countries “sixpenny” compensation, not at all linked to gambling business (for example, Antigua was allowed to “pirate” with American intellectual property to the quantity of 21 million dollars annually, although the companies’losses run into a huge selection of millions). Individual law-makers prompted by various organizations such as for instance Poker Players Alliance (