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Microgaming as offender of US gaming laws

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Recently, Microgaming ended up as part of Kentucky’s legal battle against the online gambling industry. The software provider has been added to the list of offenders along with Full Tilt and PartyGaming, as they allegedly took part in transactions within the state of Kentucky, USA.


According to the lawsuit against the casino software giant, 25% of Microgaming’s profit came from Kentucky residents who participated in online gaming.


The lawsuit details that Microgaming, which is based in the Isle of Man “facilitates, hosts, operates, and profits from more than 120 online casino sites and 40 online poker sites. Microgaming manages and controls the various partnerships.” It adds that the family of sites hosts more than three million visitors every month and the case against it can be litigated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky because it has “sufficient minimum contacts with the Commonwealth to establish a personal jurisdiction.”


More companies are expected the join the list of Kentucky offenders. Gambling is legally restricted in the United States, but its availability and participation was never really stopped. The state is trying to get rid of online gambling but has as far been unsuccessful.



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