Domain names associated with ten gambling websites have been seized by U.S. authorities, it has been revealed.
Some 11 bank accounts located in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as in Guam, Panama, Malta, Portugal and the Netherlands, have also been locked down.
A federal grand jury has found three defendants guilty of conducting an illegal gambling business and also of money laundering.
The domain names 2Betsdi.com, Funtimebingo.com, Goldenarchcasino.com, Truepoker.com, Betmaker.com, Betgrandesports.com, Doylesroom.com, Betehorse.com, Beted.com have also been seized following the court verdict.
“It is illegal for Internet gambling enterprises to do business in Maryland, regardless of where the website operator is located,” said U.S. attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “We cannot allow foreign website operators to flout the law simply because their headquarters are based outside the country.”
Earlier this week, it was announced that Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement department had revived its domain name seizure policy.