|BetonSports.com, one of the largest online bookmakers in the world, based in Costa Rica, has confirmed that it is searching for open legitimacy for its business in the USA by a petition drive which has already been launched on the streets of New York City, demanding the right to wager online. |
The petition cites the fact that online gambling is enjoying a boom time, and is therefore obviously growing in popularity with people, including New Yorkers and other Americans. The BetonSports press release states that, “It is estimated that the online gambling industry will generate revenues of approximately $5 billion in 2003. Clearly, more and more Americans see online gambling as a preferred form of entertainment. However, pressure is building from state and federal regulators to ban Internet-based wagering.”
Copies of the petition, titled “Don't Tread on My Right ... To Wager Online,” are available at BetonSports.com’s RV, “which has been traveling for the past two months to numerous cities throughout the country attending NFL and college football games” in order to promote its business.
Now, BetonSports.com, according to its CEO, David Carruthers, is giving “... millions of online gambling enthusiasts a common voice as our industry faces constant criticism from state and federal regulators. BetonSports.com 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 understand 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.”
The BetonSport.com RV and its petitioning and marketing team will be located in New York City 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 wager online.”