Anybody who knows me knows that I think the dumbest thing in the world (beside having a Facebook account) is to front your money and bet with an offshore sportsbook … please pay particular attention to the first part of that statement … the part about “front your money”.
Further proof of why it’s a bad idea came on Tuesday when popular offshore book Bodog was seized by the feds and indictments were handed down to its owner/operators.
In case some of you haven’t figured it out yet, ALL of the major books will one day be seized. If yours hasn’t yet, it’s coming. At that point, you wonder about your money.
If you played at Millenium Sports (or BetMill) a few years ago, you know it’s a valid concern. Don’t even get me started on those who played at the poker sites like Full Tilt. It’s real simple, do things the old-fashioned way and head to Vegas … or make other arrangements.
I spoke to a friend who has a Bodog account and he informed that the book is still operating, but under a slightly different url.
We all know that sports betting should be legalized. There’s nothing that makes it right when you cross an imaginary line the desert and get into Vegas. There’s also no difference between betting on sports and the state-sponsored lotteries, the crook/government-manipulated stock market and horse racing.
Until the powers that be wake up, and it’ll probably be a while, try not to get yourself beat without even making a bet by fronting your cash at one of these offshore shops.