Risky Business

Is this the end of online gambling's lucky streak? A day after the arrest in a Dallas airport of David Carruthers, ceo of Internet gaming firm BETonSPORTS, authorities last week charged the 48-year-old, along with 10 others connected to the Costa Rica–based company, [an error occurred while processing this directive] with racketeering conspiracy relating to the illegal provision of sports betting in the U.S. Complying with a court order, the firm also suspended services to the U.S., home to 85% of its business.

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