Title: Extraterritorial internet gambling: legal challenges and policy options

Authors: Edward A. Morse

Addresses: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska 68178, USA

Abstract: Casino gambling in the USA is highly regulated. Internet gambling operations circumvent domestic regulatory systems designed to accomplish various policy goals, including protecting minors, enforcing tax laws and preventing money laundering. The absence of international cooperation and legal options for restricting access to internet gambling appear limited to targeting domestic aspects of the internet business model, including advertising and financial services. However, financial intermediaries provide a constantly moving target for regulators. Willingness to pursue more invasive policy options may depend on what social science research reveals about the social harms of internet gambling, as well as security threats from unregulated cash flows.

Keywords: e-financial services; internet services; jurisdiction; money laundering; online gambling; social regulation; electronic finance; law; social harms; security threats; unregulated cash flows; internet gambling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIM.2007.014369

International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.33 - 48

Published online: 03 Jul 2007 *

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