I think this story from KLAS really demonstrates what a global business gambling has become:
Federal prosecutors have charged two men with conspiring to sell counterfeit video slot machines bearing the name of the Reno-based International Game Technology.
The two men include a 43-year-old Cuban national accused of selling the slots in Latvia.
Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera and 35-year-old Henry Mantilla of Cape Coral, Fla., also are accused of selling counterfeit IGT computer programs in the seven-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas in April and unsealed on Wednesday. Justice Department officials say Cabrera was arrested Monday in Riga, Latvia.
Mantilla is scheduled to appear on a summons in federal court in Las Vegas on July 2.
If convicted, each faces up to 45 years in prison and more than $5 million in fines.
Here’s the lesson we can learn from this: don’t try to sell rip-off IGT slots. That prison time makes slot cheating look like jaywalking.