Sports betting is mentioned in a few of the oldest of surviving text books, so it has existed for as long as history accounts. Because the betting sites are based offshore, in countries where gambling is legal, American prosecutors say they are limited mostly to rounding up people who recruit bettors and move money in this country, leaving the overseas sites free to replace those who were arrested.
Being the most popular betting segments, online Football Betting and online horse betting is foremost in 888sport’s plans and with the unique iCard, taking part in online horse betting is taken to another dimension, to give racing punters even more of an insight into the ‘Sport of Kings’.
The project’s key aims are to raise awareness on match-fixing and sports betting risks and to provide practical assistance with implementing necessary measures and promoting the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
Etna acknowledges this hasn’t eliminated Americans’ ability to partake in online gambling, which the law does not say is a crime from the bettors’ perspective (like in Canada, no American gambler has ever been prosecuted for placing an offshore bet).