Legal Question in Entertainment Law in Virginia

Is online sports betting legal in the US? From what I gather all the gambling online companies i.e. like Sportsbook have moved to Antigua or other countries to operate their websites. Hence the websites are there. I have heard that US based credit cards are blocked when people try to use them. If I can use my credit card to sportsbet is this legal?Will I be arrested for that?

Asked on 7/22/10, 7:33 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

No, under applicable federal law, sports betting apparently is still illegal whether

done via the Internet or utilizing other electronic means, but as far as I know,

no U.S. bettors are currently being arrested for this particular activity.

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Answered on 8/03/10, 2:23 pm

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