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As the story continues to unfold, it is becoming more and more apparent that US officials have had their sights on for a long time. The indictment is extremely thorough covering charges such as conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion. The indictment goes beyond simple online gambling and accuses the company of very serious charges. Frequently Asked Questions

When am I going to get my money back?
The latest we heard is that all of the leftover money in the accounts of US players is safe, and that it will be returned. Right now, all of the accounts are frozen and the money is still there. However, this is no timetable for the return of the money. The Department of Justice in the US has said the money should be returned.

When can I resume gambling with
BetonSports will no longer operate their website in the US or service customers in the United States. That being said, there will be no bets taken from the US ever again by BetonSports. This also covers BOS poker, BOS horseracing, and BOS Casinos.

Is the Department of Justice going after all sportsbooks?
From our view here at, it appears this is an isolated incident and will not affect other books such as, Bodog, or VIP Sports.

Is this going to kill the entire industry?
Without a doubt this is a blow to the offshore betting industry, however, there are many top-notch companies that are still operating as usual with the ability to take bets over the Internet.

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