Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Collecting Bets at Casino

Gambling is an activity that many people enjoy, though not always in the legal sense. Many states in the US provide gamblers with opportunities to play popular games such as poker, blackjack, baccarat and more. Despite this fact, some people will do anything to make a buck and sports betting and gambling rings emerge. The latest instance of an illegal sports betting ring comes from the state of Pennsylvania.

A man was recently arrested by police in Pennsylvania for running a small scale sports betting operation. The young man, only thirty two years of age, had used a website to allow for sports betting options and then would collect the cash at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The operation runner and the gamblers would meet in the poker room to exchange cash.

Officials found the website, which is called Wager2020 and found the site was based in Costa Rica. According to the Wager2020 site, they do not accept payments from players and they do not offer payments to players.  The site also states that if you make a deposit to the account, the deposit is on behalf of ‘your sportsbook’.

According to reports, the operator of the ring was taking fifty percent from every $5 wagered. The man, who remains anonymous, is now on track to head to court for a preliminary hearing on October 10th. This instance is just one of many that takes place across the United States. A sports betting ring can begin as a small operation or reach multiple states and last for a long period of time but eventually the government catches up and prosecution takes place.

For gamblers, it is best to just stick with the casino and play the games you know are legal and available to you without repercussions!