The United States is worried about online game popularity

The United States is worried about online game popularity

The subject of the United States battle against the online gaming industry interferes with the game camera. There is the old Wire Act 1961 in force in the United States which prohibits playing with the phone, telegraph and other wireless communications facilities outside the boundaries of a state. Gamblers believe that this prohibition does not apply to the Internet, while the official site has a different opinion. US DOJ has banned advertisements for casinos in search systems and on television, bank deposits in online casinos not even pissed off, rather than highly recommended, but it was a proposal that could not be refused. At the same time, through the WTO, Antigua adopted a decision whereby the United States must either prohibit its citizens from playing in any online casinos by law or postpone any barriers associated with gambling. Several years ago, an attempt was made to adopt an unlawful law in the United States Parliament, still in the House of Representatives.

At the beginning of 2006, there were no significant advances in the fight against online games in the United States, but in the current year there are a number of serious reasons for talking about stronger online casinos. Everything started with a new bill banning online games. The same senators Kyl, Leach and Goodlatte who joined with them proposed another draft now known as HR4777 for a ban on American citizens of online games all types of games including sports, casinos, poker, excluding horse races and fantasy sports . In accordance with this Act, the banks shall completely block all players' ability to deposit deposits at casinos, and the players themselves are threatened with a large fine or sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Despite the fact that many studies show that the majority of the US population does not support the given law, it was adopted by the United States Representative Chamber of Commons with the majority of 3/4 of the votes. It was planned that it would be considered by the Senate, after which it would be transferred to George Bush's signature, which, as it is known, does not feel sympathetic to chances. Fortunately, some difficulties arose with the bill in the Senate. Hearings were transmitted in the fall. The information appeared that the bill may not pass the Senate from the first, in this case, a conciliation commission will be established for the two congress houses which at a minimum delay adopts the law for a significant period.

Successful transfer of the bill in Congress's lower house was obviously promoted by a scandal surrounding a well known lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He was accused of not paying taxes and fraud with real money from real casinos. It was his active position, which in many respects contributed to the failure of the former anti on line bill, but at the same time after the scandal, many legislators try to refrain from supporting a new bill.

The fight against games in the United States is carried out not only at the country level, but also in individual states. The first signs appeared in the state of Washington not to be confused with the capital of the United States, the city of Washington, the first to pass its own legislation against legislation as an extension of the Wire Act. From now on, games are playing through the Internet or other communication cell phones, handhelds are meant here and so on, residents of Washington state a fine of up to 10,000 and or imprisonment for a period of up to five years. Online gaming information is prohibited. The law came into force on June 7, 2006, but there have been no cases of application for two months.

Another shot was delivered by the US DOJ. On July 20, David Carruthers was arrested, managing director of one of the largest online gaming companies BetonSports, so it happened at Dallas airport where David was taken from transit flights from England to Costa Rica. He was presented a number of accusations, including the racket and non payment of taxes, which he refused to be released on the castle. This case also applies to several people, including one of the owners of the company Gary Kaplan. Interesting, but David himself is a citizen of the United Kingdom, and the company is registered in Costa Rica. By the way, Costa Rica authorities have refused to cooperate with the Americans in this case and have declared that David and BetonSports have not violated the laws of the country. BetonSports ended on August 14th and dismissed David Carruthers and tried to abandon the scandal.


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