cyber asked in Games & RecreationGambling · 8 months ago

Is it legal to use somebody else’s bank account for gambling.?

A friend of mine has been asked by a professional gambler. If he can open a bank account for him to use. The gambler will put money into the account and use the account to Gamble online with bookmakers.  He has told him it is completely legal.

Is he being told the truth?

Will he be breaking any laws at all is he  goes forward with this proposition?

The professional gambler does this because the bookmakers restrict the amounts professional gamblers can gamble.

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  • 8 months ago
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    > "because the bookmakers restrict the amounts professional gamblers can gamble"

    Bullshit. Using someone else's bank account wouldn't circumvent that. The restrictions are on the wager sizes, not on the amount of money you can have in your bank account lol. He'd need to use someone else's sportsbetting account (a practice known as "bearding"). But also, since it's the UK, he can bet on exchanges like Betfair and Matchbook, which don't give two shits about professionals because their profit comes from commission. Plus there are traditional bookmakers that restrict winning bettors, for instance Cris and Pinnacle.

    The gambler is lying and therefore your friend shouldn't do it. I'm not sure what their motive is (probably tax evasion), but it's not a pure one.

  • Erik
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Your friend is asking for trouble.  Just don't do it.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If it was legal, why would he be asked to do this in the first place???  Why would the gambler not just open his own account?  Whatever excuses the gambler gives, it's still raises a bunch of red flags...

  • 8 months ago

    This is in the uk not USA

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It is not legal. It is money laundering and the guy is trying to avoid being tracked by the IRS.

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It's fraud, and the account activity on his name will make him suspicious to law enforcement and the IRS.

  • Ian
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Sounds like tax evasion, for which your 'friend' will be responsible for...less time for manslaughter than stealing from 'the man'.

  • 8 months ago

    100% scam. As can be seen by the fact that the bookmakers have rules against this.

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