Yes, it's considered gambling and is illegal in the US, unless you're in a state that allows such things. I am not sure though where the line is drawn. If the site is in the US, but the actual money processing is done out of the US it could be fine, I'm not sure. I would honestly wait until you get a complaint to shut down the site, as you aren't responsible for monitoring the content of dedicated servers. If you are looking to start such a site I'd definately try to find a server out of the US, to be safe. You'd have to see where other such sports book web sites are hosted, etc.
A lot of these operations are offshore and therefore legal for most US residents to participate in. I'm not familiar with laws surrounding gambling in the UK though.
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Originally posted by markjut I think it is illegal in the US. It would be in the UK as well.
Gambling sites are legal in the UK but im not sure what your position is with a US server - I know that EV1 say the content on your server must be in accordance with the law in Texas Even if you are in the UK
I tried calling Aplus, their support said it is ok, no problem to hosting betting sites on their dedicated servers. I am getting confused now. I heard USA each state laws varies so.......what is what now?