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First, some forms of online gambling appear to be illegal regardless of what state you’re in when you place the bet. The Department of Justice recently shut down New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting, a move they made after a majority of citizens voted in favor of the measure. Clearly, the federal government doesn’t want Americans betting on sports, online or otherwise.
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont businessman, along with his wife and son, pleaded guilty to federal violations of tax evasion and laundering the proceeds of illegal gambling on Tuesday.
Specifically, between January 13, 2012, and April 25, 2014, Borrelli deposited proceeds of the illegal internet gambling business into a Bank of America account. Paul Ruff was convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison. Joseph Ruff was also convicted and sentenced to 41 months in prison. Former professional hockey player Nathan Paetsch was also convicted in connection with the gambling.
A Houston gambling parlor operator was sentenced Monday to federal prison for running a string of illegal 8-liner gaming operations for nearly a decade and laundering the illegal profits.
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 prohibited banks from facilitating financial transactions to illegal gambling operations. However, in the same act was also mentioned that residents were allowed to bet on online horse racing and fantasy sports. The exception was made due to the fact that both horse racing and daily fantasy were classified as games of skill and therefore.
Illegal Gambling- Engaging in Organized Crime Harris County, Houston, Texas Illegal Gambling Attorney. Online gambling is an industry in the United States and there is a fine line between what is legal and what is illegal. This industry is driven by people placing bets online. People wager on professional and college sports through sites and bookies regularly or play slots, poker or black jack.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man was handed a jail sentence today for allegedly running an illegal gambling establishment. John Borgstedt, 38, of Ben Wheeler, was sentenced to 6 months in the Smith County Jail for engaging in organized criminal activity.