Online Casinos and the future! The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently asked United States officials to allow online casino operators based in their country to travel in and out of the U.S. freely. This plea comes in the wake of several arrests of online casino operators over the past several months. These arrests, combined with the passing of new laws restricting online casino gambling, has caused a great deal of apprehension among online casino operators both foreign and American.
Even today, Steve Shillinger and Hayden Ware, owners of World Sports Exchange owners, are still unable to return to the U.S. after 10 years in. Another recent high profile case involves Calvin Ayre, who is the founder of BodogLife.com. As a result of government sanctions, Ayre has not been able to return to the for more than a year. Errol Cort, who is the Finance Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, has expressed hope that the case can be settled amicably, pointing out that his country enjoys a favorable relationship with the
It appears however that amnesty is not the solution to all the problems regarding American on line casino operators. Within the United States itself, there are also a number of issues that need to be resolved. In Louisiana alone, the past several months has seen over a dozen arrest warrants served against online casino working in the state.