..

FBI Hot on Heels of Online Gambling Operator: Fled to Asia

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Mar/24/2017

The FBI says they are “hot on the heels” of an online gambling operator they say has fled to Asia following the arrests of 13 others in the United States.

Swedish born Magnus Karlsson, was charged in a RICO case for operating a bookmaking business out of San Diego but also ran the Lucky Lady online casino and card room out of Costa Rica.  Karlsson is the only individual tied to the case who remains on the lam.

Swedish police have been notified of the warrant out for his arrest. 

This is not the first time that an individual from Scandinavia has been charged with running an illegal gambling venture from the state of California.

More recently, brothers Eric and Jan Harald Portocarrero were arrested and extradited back to the United States from Norway for their role in the operation of Macho Sports.  Law enforcement at the time described Macho Sports as a “violent online gambling ring”.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Indiana?

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Indiana?

Indiana is set to begin offering mobile betting via in-state licensed apps, though diehard sports bettors regard the overseas sportsbooks as the crème de la crème. 

Can I Place a Bet on the FanDuel App From California

Can I Place a Bet on the FanDuel App From California

The new FanDuel sports betting app is available to those living in the state of California but only internationally-licensed websites are accessible for real money bets from within the state. 

BetMGM Becomes Las Vegas Raiders' Official Sports Betting Partner

BetMGM Becomes Las Vegas Raiders' Official Sports Betting Partner

Partnerships between pro sports teams in the United States and sports betting providers are becoming more and more common as the activity continues to grow in the country. The latest team to partner with a sports betting platform is the Las Vegas Raiders.

How a Pandemic Changed the US Gambling Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of human life all around the world, and it was not surprising that the gambling industry was not spared. It goes without saying that the activity is enjoyed by millions of people all around the world and since it heavily relies on social interactions to a given extent, the lockdowns and social distancing measures would make it much harder for everything to proceed normally. 

A Guide to Online Casinos in Thailand

A Guide to Online Casinos in Thailand

Looking for some gambling action in Thailand? It’s good to understand that local laws don’t allow gambling activities except in horse racing and the national lottery. It’s against this backdrop that the online casino industry has continued to grow. The laws don’t mention online gambling, and this makes it safer to play online.

Syndicate