Desktop Conference: Jay Cohen

1 September 2005

In this latest edition of Interactive Gaming News' audio "Desktop Conference" series, IGN checks in with Jay Cohen, the former president of World Sports Exchange who was released from prison last year after serving 17 months for violating the federal Wire Act. Seven years after his legal battle began, Cohen reflects on his experience as the only person to ever go to trial in the United States for committing a crime related to the operation of an Internet gambling business. He also shares his thoughts on how far the industry has come over that period, the potential impact of the U.S./Antigua WTO ruling and why he maintains his innocence after all these years. The 30-minute audio interview can be heard only at

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