Internet casino development

Internet casino development

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Thus, a multimillion-dollar industry appears (to soon become a multi-billion dollar). Shortly after Cryptologic and InterCasino begin to receive income from online gambling, Boss Media starts managing their game server from Antigua and Barbuda. Starnet System International starts simultaneously providing licenses to casino operators with customized software packages. In turn, Starnet requires the casinos to pay them a portion of their income, which the software maker apparently uses to finance his own online gaming business. And to be “first”, Microgaming launches the first online progressive slot machine, Cash Splash
The following year, the explosive development of online casinos takes place and by the end of 1998 the business receives an annual income of $ 835 million. American players make up a large part of this income, which is beginning to attract attention from US lawmakers. It is at this time that Republican Senator from Arizona, John Kiel, creates his first of several bills to ban online games. The Prohibition Act, the bill intends to make the sale of gaming services and goods to US citizens illegal. This law however does not pass, however, and online betting continues to flourish. During the same year, both Boss Media and Starnet successfully sold their gaming software licenses to independent online casino operators.
Canada is also beginning to thwart the industry by conducting police operations at Starnet offices located in Vancouver. Royal Police believes that Starnet’s email server is based in Canada, leading to an illegal game that the Canadian Penal Code does not allow. Starnet was later fined $ 100,000 for his involvement in online gambling.
In the wake of this opposition, Senator Keel is reviewing his prohibition law, which is not able to pass at the US Congress again. (The law was revised for the third time by Virginian Republican Bob Goodlatet but unable to collect more than two-thirds in the US House of Representatives) Meanwhile, Australia grants Lasseters the first and only online casino license to come online quickly. The license is issued by the Northern Territory Government, after which other local authorities in the Australian territories are starting to adopt their own legislation on online gambling soon. However, by the year 2000, the Australian Federal Government enacted a law that prohibits any online casino after May 2000 from operating on Australian territory. Lasseters is the only online casino now running in Australia. Although several offers have been made to allow sports betting and horse racing, Australian law has banned online bookmakers from offering their services to Australian citizens.