5Dimes has finally announced come back to New Jersey. It has now sought a license to legalize its offshore sportsbook and casino. 5Dimes recently suspended services for the United States customers. However, they recently had an agreement with feds for $47mn.
Previously, the operator urged the US-based customers to withdraw their funds by September 25th, 2020. The access to the sportsbook was temporarily closed. It was told at that time, 5Dimes will be back in a few days.
It has been two years since William Sean Creighton, the owner, known as 5Dimes Tony. The widow and the legal business-owner, Laura Varela, said that it has been a year since police identified the remains of Tony. A botched conspiracy, a million-dollar Bitcoin ransom, and 12 arrests in two countries.
Laura agreed to pay a $47mn debt to the US government after a money-laundering and tax evasion of her husband was exposed.
Laura is now trying to get the millions of users back with the help of lawyers in Philadelphia and Washington. They have to now legalize the controversial sports-betting company in New Jersey. They have sought licenses with the DGE. The 5Dimes is planning to apply in other states as well.
New Jersey is one of the top markets in the US for gambling alongside Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, there is 18 registered online pro and college sports betting tool. Each of them has partnered with licensed casinos or racetracks including DraftKings and FanDuel.
Before the settlement, 5Dimes dealt billions in bets every year. New Jersey operators continue to enjoy huge success and the internet sports betting market this year have totaled $3bn so far. The tax received so far is a whopping $200mn.
5Dimes was accused of use for Amazon gift accounts, false names, and credit card processors to illegally pass winnings to the US gamblers.
Laura said that the core employees of her husband’s 270 employees have been retained. They are free to take bets in Costa Rica from other countries.
However, it still needs to be seen whether the application for New Jersey is approved.