Companies in U.S. Profiting From Surge In Internet Gambling

While it is illegal to offer wagers over the Internet in most states, a growing number of American companies are profiting from a boom in online gambling and from business relationships with virtual casinos based overseas whose games can be played here. In the process, some state attorneys general say, software makers, media companies and Internet services working with overseas casinos may themselves be running afoul of the law — and may be assisting in an illegal activity in which a millio…