Headline April 02, 2016/ '' ONLINE ' [INTERNET] *BETTING* '''


THE REAL BOTTOM LINE IS  that all laws meant to make online gambling difficult..... have been an  utter failure-

'The Shadowy exchange' ...   in June 2012 was really remarkable for two reasons: The bag contained $350,000 in cash, proceeds from an illegal Internet gambling ring-

And the woman who took it was a  New York real estate developer and prominent gay rights activist who has donated nearly  a quarter of million dollars to political candidates and causes.

The previous month, the same woman   -Joy Tomchin-   accepted another bag with  $335,000 in cash.

In both cases,  Ms. Tomchin said she had taken the cash on behalf of her brother,  Stanley, who prosecutors say helped run the kind of gambling operation that has proved so difficult to stop:

Old-style bookmakers and money collectors,  assisted by modern technology that enables offshore computers to record sports bets and payouts,  illegal in the United States,  beyond the reach of United States law enforcement.

In 2006, Congress tried to help prosecutors defeat these criminal rings. With legislators rushing toward adjournment, they passed a bill just after midnight to make it more difficult to gamble on the Internet-

And to preserve the integrity of college and professional sports, by prohibiting online payments for illegal bets.

*By almost any measure, the law has been a spectacular failure, an investigation by The New York Times has found*.

*The law could not stem the tide of illegal betting because the industry thrives not on online payments but on an old-fashioned shadow banking system-

Where billions of dollars pass through paper bags, car trunks, casino chips and various money-laundering schemes*

At the same time, Congress failed to grasp the power of the inexorably evolving Internet, or how difficult it would be to regulate, by allowing entrepreneurs to exploit a legal, if suspect, exemption-

The law unwittingly opened the way for the now-ubiquitous  fantasy sports games that increasingly resemble gambling.

The Times, in collaboration with the PBS series  ''Frontline,''  investigated illegal gambling in the Internet era, focusing on the 2006 law. Reporters interviewed regulators, prosecutors, gamblers and technology experts-

Visited  data centers  in the  United States and abroad; examined thousands of pages of government records; and used advanced Internet technology to explore how offshore gambling sites serve United States bettors.

To satisfy a hunger for information delivered right now, offshore gambling sites have developed a powerful digital presence on United States soil, close to their United States customers but hidden, until now, from investigators.

While offshore betting sites say they do not solicit United States customers, hundreds of them have now begun delivering their content from servers in the United States or-

Setting up fast, dedicated portals that directly transmit bets to their foreign locations.

Experts in gambling law said those delivery networks could also be legally responsible if they knew or should have known they were facilitating illegal gambling.

To identify the physical locations of gambling websites,  The Times, with the help of several Internet research groups, employed a combination-

*Of Internet tracing tools*  with traditional methods of investigative reporting  
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