Surely, lots of people received a wish for the season 2007 to not play a lousy trick on them. I don’t know whether somebody addressed the same wishes to the web gambling industry… But apparently, no one can say that the season proved to be particularly successful. Let us have a glance at what happened to online casinos and online poker yesteryear year.
The issues 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 at once, but so long as there were establishments where Americans were allowed in, it didn’t seem to be a crucial problem. Actually, 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 company had to refuse to work well with Americans. “What are there regarding poker”, you might ask. The problem is that Neteller was the essential and probably the most comfortable payment tool of American gamblers! Practically most of the bank cards of American banks have not been working together with online casinos and poker rooms for quite a while now. Bank transfers from American banks cannot also be made or received, there is a good trouble with cheques. Consequently Americans have lost a possibility to make 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 Actually only ePassport continued its operation, but they only couldn’t cope with the overflow of casino players from the USA. In general lots of American gamblers had to finally leave online gambling establishments.
In America lots of people hoped for counteraction of Antigua and European countries through the World Trade Organization against online casinos, many people wanted removal of a legislative ban at the very least for poker, but these dreams weren’t fated ahead true. Instead, the Department of Justice (DoJ) moved aggressively against London-based BetonSports, which maintains operations in Costa Rica and Antigua aimed at U.S. gamblers.
WTO hardly trying to cover “the true face of free trade” awarded the affected countries “sixpenny” compensation, not whatsoever connected with gambling business (for example, Antigua was permitted to “pirate” with American intellectual property to the amount 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 Poker Players Alliance (