|Prosecutors in Kansas are saying that there is little they can do to prevent people gambling on the Internet, despite state prohibitions. |
Offshore sites, many located in the Caribbean, provide Internet users with access to Internet casinos and sports betting sites and operate in legality from their distant locations.
“There really isn’t the staff to police the entire Internet.” Mark Ohlemeier, a spokesman for the Kansas Attorney general’s office explained in an interview with the Wichita eagle, “If somebody would complain to the office, then we’d definitely investigate this.”
No one has complained to Attorney General Carla Stovall’s office and Kansas has yet to see a single prosecution for online gambling. Although prosecutions for Internet gambling are rare, here they seem to be nonexistent, leaving many residents to wonder whether anything has changed, online casinos cannot operate from Kansas yet they can easily offer services to Kansas from the other side of the globe. Yet again the logic of a ban over regulation is called into question as all parties are forced to concede that they lack the manpower and the technology to fully implement their own legislation.