updated 11/9/2006 4:37:20 PM ET 2006-11-09T21:37:20

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway reached a settlement Thursday with online gambling company BetOnSports PLC which permanently bars the London-based company from accepting any bets from the United States.

The settlement ends a massive civil case Hanaway filed this summer.

The settlement also requires BetOnSports to open a toll-free telephone service to inform bettors how they can reclaim wagers pending before the suit was filed.

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