Treading on Thin Ice for Sports Betting in USA

Published Wednesday, August 08, 2012 -

The sports betting market in the USA is limited to a few states. In areas where sports betting is illegal, bettors usually make their sports wagers with illicit bookmakers and on the Internet, where thousands of online bookmakers accept wagers on sporting events around the world. The gambling industry is beginning to prepare for the next exciting football season in America. American punters will once again be accepted by Vegas based Sportsbook .com which for the last year have been refusing new clients from the States. Recently the wagering company sent out e-mails via their affiliate network program to reinstate target marketing aimed at the US sports betting market.

The email sent by said, “Good news, CommissionAccount and are open to accept US traffic again. Please reactivate your campaigns where possible. Football creative will be updated for the new season within the next 2 weeks. If there are any specific creative requirements please let me know. Looking forward to a successful football season” Suggestions have been made that is treading in thin ice with its continued use of it .com domain name extension. This URL redirects to ‘,’ but by keeping the use of the .com extension it’s just asking the US Department of Justice to seize the domain.

The Government has repeatedly used the .com domain extension as reason enough to claim they have jurisdiction over international gambling companies. For 14 years has been taking wagers, and has consistently been setting standards for the entire industry with the USA being’s primary market. offers thousands of ways to wager from live in-running bets, prop bets, and more. allows punters to wager and win on sports, casino, horses, poker and games all using the same account. The renewed offerings to American residents may be short lived but for the time being it offers a big window for betting on sports to Americans.

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