American Sportsbetting Operators Sentenced To Jail

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Three American men convicted of running an illegal online sportsbetting operation were sentenced to jail earlier this week, earning prison time and probation in the process.

Thomas Uva IV and John Colello were sentenced by a federal judge to the jail terms related to their operation of 44Wager, a Costa Rica based sportsbetting site that offered action to players.

Uva got 21 months in jail along with three years of supervised release, while Colello got six months in jail with two years of supervised release.

In a separate case that was also based in Connecticut, John Bauco was sentenced to two years in prison with an additional two years of supervised probation for his role in running an illegal sportsbook.

Both cases against the men were conducted by the FBI and resulted in stings at the end of the investigations.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.