Government to offer no protection for gaming execs

British government signalled yesterday it would not protect online gaming executives from extradition requests from countries where they had taken Internet wagers illegally.

„People have to abide by the laws of particular countries,“ sports minister Richard Caborn told a news conference when asked how the government would treat extradition requests. „We will not acknowledge people who operate illegally,“ he added. Caborn was speaking at an international summit on remote gambling, which the United States declined to attend having effectively banned online gaming at the end of September.