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online gambling laws

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eskimo, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    does anybody have any ideas about the online gambling laws? i know its pretty much illegal in USA.
    im not in USA, im in South Africa.
    are there like certain countries where its legal or something? i vaguely remember something about this? bermuda?

    i want to make an online poker site, with a bit of a twist.
     
  2. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    I don't know the laws in South Africa, but if you ever intend to step foot in another country, I would not do it. About ten years ago, two Americans moved to Bermuda and began an online gambling site. They were raking in the money hand over fist. Of course, the US government was after them since a large majority of their clients were Americans.

    Anyway, they vowed to never return. The problem was one of the men's mother died and he flew back to the states. He was arrested at the American airport where he landed. He didn't even get to attend his mother's funeral.

    It is not 'if' they will get you, but 'when' they will get you.

    But I hear federal prison is not that bad here in the states, so it is up to you.
     
  3. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    but how come there are so many poker sites? i know the biggest SA one is based in Swaziland (tiny country within SA's borders), so that might be a clue. My idea for my poker site is kick ass and I really want to put it together.

    I will happily leave SA and never step foot in this country again, it sucks!
     
  4. real222on

    real222on Junior Member

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    go google but u need big money to register. good luck . Have u thanked me for another posat revenge??