Feds Grab Dicks Snatched at JFK – U.S. War on Online Gaming Shows No Sign of Petering Out
Peter Dicks, Chairman of online wagering site SportingBet PLC, was arrested last night at JFK airport on illegal online gaming charges.
The grabbing of Dicks, a Brit who we’ve just awarded a fictitious bronzed plaque that he can place next to Anurag Dikshit in our newly created Gaming Executive Awkward Name Hall of Fame, comes on the heels of the Feds arresting another Brit, David Carruthers, the former CEO of BetOnSports nabbed at DFW on his way from England to Costa Rica. Both SportingBet and BetOnSports are sites where you can apparently bet on sports and also happen to be publicly traded companies on the London Stock Exchange.
Dicks’ arrest is troubling on many levels, and you’d think that the Feds would have better things to do with their time than arresting jolly old Brits who chair online gaming sites. Seems like that could be taking away resources from more important things like, we don’t know, catching Islamic terrorists who’ve sworn it their duty to kill American civilians wherever we may be, which we’re no socio-political experts here but that seems to be a greater threat to the fabric of American society than betting on the Steelers.
Fucking al Qaeda. Hate those guys.
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