Second British gambling CEO detained

“The chairman of British betting company Sportingbet, Peter Dicks, was detained by American authorities in the early hours of today in what is being seen as a further crackdown on online gambling. The detention of Mr Dicks, 64, comes just two months after David Carruthers, the chief executive of BetOnSports was arrested in Texas on alleged fraud and racketeering charges. Mr Carruthers, who has maintained his innocence, was on his way to the company’s offices in Costa Rica.” (Miles Costello, “Sportingbet boss detained in US”, Times Online (UK), Sept. 7). For our earlier coverage, see my Times Online column on Carruthers’ arrest as well as Jul. 20 and Jul. 27.

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  • Is it illegal to bet using these sites? If this is such a noble cause it seems they would be busting the user in addition to the provider.