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 Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

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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