Online gamblers lose big time over illegal winnings

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While it is rare, gamblers have got caught up in illegal gambling. Unfortunately, there are way too many routes for gamblers to take that will lead to illegal winnings. All countries have strict gambling regulations. The best way to avoid these risks is to know these laws. Illegal gambling can involve placing wagers of money and other items of value. Below, you will discover more information that will help you avoid illegal gambling.

Illegal Winnings In Cape Town

If you are an online gambler or even new to the subject there is a very good chance that you have heard a horror story or two. Maybe you heard about a provider ripping off clients. Maybe you heard about online providers skewing the odds in their favor. Whatever you may have heard, there is no denying that some of these stories are true. Just look at this latest story coming out of Cape Town. In Cape Town online gambler has to literally hand over their winning to the state. The entire case went to court and the judge awarded to the state. He simply said that online gambling is illegal and winning and proceeds from the activity will be considered illegal as well.

Targeting Online Providers As Well

Unfortunately, gamblers are not the only ones being targeted. It seems like the gaming commission is looking to put a stop to illegal gaming activity at all costs. And, this is why they are also targeting the online providers that are offering illegal gambling establishments like Internet cafes. It looks like these individuals will not only face criminal charges, but they will face hefty fines as well. The National Gambling Board simply stated that it was its job to protect the public and that is exactly what they are trying to do. They also warned gamblers to be vigilant and careful when trying to distinguish between licensed and unlicensed providers.

Is Online Gambling Legal Or Illegal?

These latest revelations have probably left many wondering about the legality of online gambling. There are a number of online gamblers out there that think they are participating in legal online gambling activities when they are actually not. The most important thing to remember is that online gambling is legal in South Africa as well as in other parts of the world. However, you always have to make sure that you are playing with legally regulated sites like sbobet88.

Illegal Bookmaking

Illegal bookmaking is one of the most common types of illegal gambling. In most cases, the ring leader will take on the role of the bookmaker. This individual is responsible for managing the illegal operations. Illegal bookmakers work alongside a group of people who also take on an important role in the operation. These individuals are responsible for collecting and processing bets, money transfers, and manning the phone lines. Everyone involved in the operation is aware that it is illegal and could lead to jail time and stiff fines.

Telephone Bets

In most cases, small and large illegal gambling operations will utilize the telephone to accept bets. If you are ever approached by a bookmaker who wants you to place wagers via a telephone, you should be skeptical. This is a strange request that should draw a red flag. There are many illegal gambling rings on the dark web. These operations believe the telephone is the safest communication method because the calls cannot be tracked without a warrant.



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