Illegal Offshore Sportsbook Site Goes Down, Highlighting Importance Of Betting Legally

Written By Derek Helling on March 24, 2022Last Updated on June 8, 2022
Reinforcing The Importance Of Betting Legally For Offshore Sportsbook Issues

Bettors in the United States who wager on sports illegally using an offshore sportsbook are risking their money on more than just the outcomes of the sporting events. They are also blindly trusting that the site’s operators won’t cheat them.

One popular offshore US sports betting website inexplicably disappeared and possibly took bettors’ money with it. Because of the illegal nature, there is little any person who lost out can do about it as well.

Offshore sportsbook suddenly vanishes

Earlier this week,’s home page changed to simply feature a “down for maintenance” image. The negative consequences of betting illegally might be natural. Multiple social media posts about the sportsbook indicated a complete vanishing.

Customers say that’s customer service chat and email were completely unresponsive.

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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of Playin USA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including legislation and litigation in the gaming industry. He enjoys reading hundreds of pages of a gambling bill or lawsuit for his audience. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa.

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