Why is Action marketing free bets 24/7 while the TN sports betting license is suspended?

Action 24/7 cannot accept bets as long as the license is suspended indefinitely. However, this does not prevent the competitive operator from distributing free ones.

The company apparently offered its customer database the chance to win a free prize $ 50 Tuesday night bet:

Did @ TNAction247 forget to move marketing emails? The company’s sports betting license is pending. A hearing is planned for tomorrow: https://t.co/U70KP799qs pic.twitter.com/NzytToc7Bg

– Matthew Waters (@ByMatthewWaters) March 23, 2021

The TN sportsbook was suspended last week over multiple incidents of suspected credit card fraud and money laundering. The company has lawsuit against that Tennessee Education Lottery Monday for the immediate reinstatement of his suspended license.

The license case for TN sports betting will be negotiated on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The representative from TEL and Action 24/7 did not respond to requests for comments on Tuesday evening.

Process 24/7 withdrawals promotion?

Both the Action 24/7 website and the iOS app state that the company will process withdrawals on Tuesday and Wednesday. The email sent on Tuesday made no mention of the withdrawal platform being active.

In light of its lawsuit, Action 24/7 is hoping to do a lot more than it did this Wednesday. Sports betting in Tennessee is suffering from the “catastrophic effects” of the suspension, according to the lawsuit:

The inability of the promotion to accept bets during a promotion [of] The biggest sporting events of the year mean its customers and prospects are being and will continue to be forced to use any of the other five licensed platforms in Tennessee to place bets online. Once these customers get used to betting on other companies, they are unlikely to return to Action when the license is restored. Action’s alleged suspension of its license had and will have had a catastrophic impact on Action’s ability to continue as a company.

Action 24/7 went offline last Thursday right after the first four games started March madness. That was after TEL Chair Susan Lanigan suspended his license immediately afterwards 23 Self-reported incidents of fraudulent activity.

TEL Sports Betting Investigator Danny DiRienzo detailed “Serious, Serious Criminal Activity” from these accounts. He also explained a separate edition from before Super bowl. That included Proxy betting by a contractually bound Action 24/7 employee.

The action may have to make a decision soon

Earlier this year, TEL approved the action to make cash deposits at its sister company’s locations for payday loans Advance financing around the clock all over Tennessee. The TEL Sports betting advice expressed some hesitation at the time, but ultimately decided it wasn’t against the rules.

Two lawmakers want to ensure that bettors don’t fund their accounts with the services of Advance Financial. The company charges interest up to 279.5% in Tennessee for his loan.

Rep. Darren Jernigan and It is. Richard Briggs Both rolled their bills to next week to work out a change, the two LSR announced on Tuesday. The basic idea of ​​the changed HB 824 and SB 1029 would prevent an Action 24/7 customer from taking out various types of loans from Advance Financial.

Doura-Schawohl: Betting with loans that are no more secure than loans

Brianne Doura-Schawohl, VP of US Policy and Strategic Development for EPIC risk management, supported the legislation in its brief hearing on the Senate committee.

Doura-Schawohl said up to 14% of adults in the state are at risk of developing an addiction.

Since gambling is meant to be entertainment, it should only be done with disposable income, she said. With this, the suggestion to play with borrowed funds is synonymous with credit bets:

“Playing with cash that is loaned out at an extremely high rate of interest, with the money that is otherwise intended to meet basic needs, is no better or safer. Any suggestion that gambling is a way to pay back a loan, make money, or solve financial problems is predatory. “

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