NEW PROBLEM GAMBLER REQUIREMENTS IN NEW JERSEY
27th August, 2013 at 02:15:26
Three additional regulations for licence holders
Three additional anti-problem gambling
regulations were added to New Jersey's list of stiff online gambling operator requirements late last week.
The additions all concern account limits and require operators to:
* Impose player-decided caps on the amount of money deposited in an account. The limit is flexible insofar as it can be based on daily, monthly or weekly deposits.
* Wagering limits, again decided by the player, must be respected.
* Time limits, which will run from the time the player logged in to the expiry of the time limit or the player's decision to log out. Again there is some flexibility in that the regulation makes clear that in the event of a time limit expiring during "...any round of play, or active or prepaid tournament the punter will be permitted to complete that passage of play.
ALLEGED MASTERMIND OF INTERNET CAFĂ‰ GAMBLING RING WANTS CHARGES DISMISSED
Allied Veterans lawyer faces some 200 charges, including a slew of money laundering allegations
Kelly Mathis, the lawyer whom prosecutors allege masterminded the $300 million US internet cafe charity gambling ring titled Allied Veterans (see previous reports) has asked a Seminole County, Florida judge to dismiss some of the charges against him.
The Jacksonville attorney wants Judge Kenneth Lester to dismiss around 50 money laundering charges, arguing that the money he received from Allied Veterans was in respect of legal services rendered, and that if the charges stick it will have "a chilling effect" on how lawyers charge clients.
Judge Lester has yet to make a ruling on the motion.
The Allied Veterans scheme ran across several states and ultimately resulted in the arrest of 57 people, and the resignation of the Florida lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll.
Prosecutors claim that the veteran's charity barely benefitted from the enterprise, which they claim used charity as a front. The defendants have mounted a series of defences that include claims that internet cafe sweepstakes operations do not constitute illegal gambling.
The trials are scheduled to commence next month, and could involve the appearance of high level political appointees, as evidence may be adduced to show allegedly questionable election campaign donations and how senior politicians regard internet cafes.
Florida lawmakers banned the Internet cafes during this year's legislative session, apparently prompted by the arrests of the Allied Veterans defendants.
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