Surely, a lot of people received a wish for the entire year 2007 never to 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 claim that the entire year proved to be particularly successful. Let’s have a glance at what happened to online casinos and online poker the past year.
The difficulties started even earlier, in 2006, once the USA passed regulations 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 the same time, but as long as there were establishments where Americans were allowed in, it didn’t seem to be 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 with Americans. “What is there related to poker”, you could ask. The situation is that Neteller was the basic and the most comfortable payment tool of American gamblers! Practically all the bank cards of American banks have not been working with online casinos and poker rooms for quite a while now. Bank transfers from American banks cannot also be produced or received, there’s even a trouble with cheques. Consequently Americans have lost a chance to produce 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 only couldn’t cope with the overflow of casino players from the USA. All in all a lot of American gamblers had to finally leave online gambling establishments.
In America a lot of people hoped for counteraction of Antigua and European countries through the World Trade Organization against online casinos, some people imagined 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 targeted at U.S. gamblers.
WTO hardly trying to hide “the actual 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 total amount of 21 million dollars per year, although the companies’losses come across countless millions). Individual law-makers prompted by various organizations such as Poker Players Alliance (