Betonsports to protest against US anti- online gaming moves
By paul
Online gambling is expected to generate revenues of approximately $5 billion this year, with most of that coming from US residents. So it’s a pretty good bet that a lot of US citizens think online gambling is not only acceptable, but a decent value for the entertainment dollar. However, state and federal regulators are trying to ban online gambling, the Kyl bill being the most recent example. So the industry is beginning to hit back. Many online gamblers will have seen banners on some gambling sites asking them to sign up against such bills. Now is taking the fight to the streets. is giving punters the chance to say no to the prohibitionists in Washington, by taking their message and a petition sheet to the streets, starting last Friday. will sponsor a national petition drive titled, 'Don't Tread on My Right ... To Wager Online.' The company will have petitions available on the company's RV (non-US readers: an RV is a cottage on wheels, with a fuel dependency problem almost as big as GW Bush’s), which has been traveling for the past two months to cities throughout the US attending NFL and college football games. The RVs first stop was in New York City. From October 24th to 26th,'s RV and marketing team will be located at City Hall, Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square, Yankee Stadium and various other 'hot' spots asking for signatures from consumers who want to voice their support for the campaign and their right to play at online casinos and bet at online sportsbooks.

David Carruthers, CEO of, said: 'It is our responsibility to give the millions of online gambling enthusiasts a common voice as our industry faces constant criticism from state and federal regulators. offers something not much different than what Nevada, New Jersey, and numerous others states do whether it is a casino, a horse track or a lottery ticket sold at the corner store. 'We believe that our customers and the American public understands that online gambling is a responsible form of entertainment. This petition campaign will give a voice back to consumers and will send a clear message to state and federal elected officials.'

Go get ‘em Carruthers. Surely, the American people will respond. After all, it is the land of the free, right?

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