|Operators of online gambling sites based in Costa Rica say they remain confident that they will not be adversely affected the US anti-gambling law, and that their infrastructures will be able to adapt to any changes required by the new legislation.|
The signing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by President Bush on Friday sparked an exodus from the US market, with many companies selling off their American facing businesses.
However, Calvin Ayre founder of the Costa Rican based Bodog.com, said in a statement yesterday, “The way we see it, we have a few months to study the situation and put a plan in place to deal with all anticipated outcomes of the new legislation.''
“We are, however, confident that we've structured our business in such a way that we'll have no problems adapting to any changes in the online gaming environment,'' the statement said. “We see the future as very positive for Bodog.com.''
According to the Costa Rican electronic gambling business association, there are approximately 200 electronic gambling companies currently operating in Costa Rica, employing about 10,000 people.