Online Gaming CEO Arrested on U.S. Soil

by , Jul 17, 2006 | 10:35 pm

LAS VEGAS–Not specifically related to the WSOP … but super-relevant to so many people here:

David Carruthers, CEO of BetonSports, was arrested today at the Miami airport while changing flights en route from England to Costa Rica. Carruthers had previously been in the U.S. to lobby against various anti-online gaming bills, and was indicted in June on racketeering conspiracy charges. He is being held in custody in Fort Worth.

Could Bodog billionaire Calvin Ayre be next? Pokerati’s new cronies at PartyPoker are supposed to arrive in Vegas at the end of the week … and really, they are kinda scared, or at least semi-freaked. (Shares of Party dropped 10 percent upon the news.)

More on the matter here.

(And why isn’t the mainstream American media all over this?)

CORRECTION: He was arrested at DFW, not in Miami. Wonder if Dallas SWAT was there.


4 Comments to “Online Gaming CEO Arrested on U.S. Soil”


  1. CmeTilt
    says:

    He was actually arrested at Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport. He was arraigned in a Ft.Worth federal court.

    http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/local/15063747.htm?source=yahoodist&content=dfw_news


  2. Derek Boswell
    says:

    I heard about this on the radio on my way to work this morning. I am sure channel 8 (which HATES poker and gambling of any kind) will report on it.


  3. TommyTwoToes
    says:

    whats troubling to me is the report of the owners of companies that promoted/marketed online gambling in florida where arrested.


  4. IttyBittyWussy
    says:

    A good story about the arrest:
    http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article1183416.ece