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Dissipate

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Goodlatte said illegal Internet gambling is a $12-billion industry.

"I have been continuously committed to putting an end to gambling on the Internet," Goodlatte said. "For too long, our children have been placed in harm's way as online gambling has been permitted to flourish into a $12-billion industry. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act brings the current ban against interstate gambling up to speed with the development of new technology."
He's right, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

These Internet gambling websites typically operate offshore and often serve as a prime vehicle for money laundering and other criminal enterprises. Our bill sensibly updates federal law to keep pace with new technologies by bringing the Internet within the fold of the anti-gambling restrictions that govern telephones."
THOSE GAMBLERS ON TEH INTARWEB ARE TERRORRISTS!!

:roll:
 

Corn

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Originally posted by: Harvey
There's more than enough religious BS used to justify legislation, but this has nothing to do with religion. I think gambling, online or in casinos, is tasteless parasitic garbage and it is known to be as addictive and destructive to some people as hard drugs. I have no problem avoiding them. but there are more serious issues.

The problem isn't whether gambling should or will be allowed. It already is in more places than I care to see. The problem is that, unlike U.S. based casinos, most gaming sites are off shore and unregulated. Without oversight, they can be, and have been, used for tax evasion, and money laundering, and they are very difficult to regulate to prevent access by minors.

Another problem is that onshore casinos are licensed by the jurisidictions where they're located. Unregulated online gambling deprives states and counties of a revenue source to support their jurisdictions.

Personally, I'd like to see the onshore casinos shut down, just as a matter of good taste. I know that's not going to happen, but the real problems posed by online gambling sites need to be addressed if they're ever going to be allowed.
Holy cow! Something I agree with Harvey 100%. Look out for flying pigs!
 

DasFox

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Religion and people can certainly be wackos.

But do you know what Jesus said was TRUE Religion?

James 1:26-27
(pure religion is taking care of widows and orphans).

See what you had in your mind is the OUTWARD appearance of men trying to be holy, those that play church, and there is a big difference.

Jesus is not religion, Jesus is truth, and I hope the truth sets you FREE!

ALOHA
 

Tom

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mixing Gambling and credit cards is a bad idea.

gambling and the internet is a bad idea.

I support this legislation, and I'm a fairly liberal Democrat, and not religious either. This is just common sense.

 

Bitek

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Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
I think this has more to do with them not being able to tax internet gambling effectively.


And to protect the monopoly of onshore casinos and their big campaign donors.
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: Corn
Originally posted by: Harvey
There's more than enough religious BS used to justify legislation, but this has nothing to do with religion. I think gambling, online or in casinos, is tasteless parasitic garbage and it is known to be as addictive and destructive to some people as hard drugs. I have no problem avoiding them. but there are more serious issues.

The problem isn't whether gambling should or will be allowed. It already is in more places than I care to see. The problem is that, unlike U.S. based casinos, most gaming sites are off shore and unregulated. Without oversight, they can be, and have been, used for tax evasion, and money laundering, and they are very difficult to regulate to prevent access by minors.

Another problem is that onshore casinos are licensed by the jurisidictions where they're located. Unregulated online gambling deprives states and counties of a revenue source to support their jurisdictions.

Personally, I'd like to see the onshore casinos shut down, just as a matter of good taste. I know that's not going to happen, but the real problems posed by online gambling sites need to be addressed if they're ever going to be allowed.
Holy cow! Something I agree with Harvey 100%. Look out for flying pigs!
Obviously a sign of you being misled somewhere along the way :D

This was about protecting tax revenue and appeasing lobbyists, nothing more. The casino lobby whined to their bought and paid for (both parties clearly) congress. I enjoy online poker, but I can't stand online other gambling.

I think the riverboat down the road is a smoky cesspool populated with blue-hairs and degenerates. Close that crap down and tax online gambling, clean up your streets AND keep your tax revenue. But that would make too much sense.
 

Trugentleman02

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I thought the bill was that it was illegal for banks and credit card companies from making transactions for any online gambling. So, i don't know about paypal and all those other businesses like that.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: Tom
mixing Gambling and credit cards is a bad idea.

gambling and the internet is a bad idea.

I support this legislation, and I'm a fairly liberal Democrat, and not religious either. This is just common sense.

Same here,
somethign about unregulated off-shore gamblinb instutuion just doesn't sound right. I bet I can make an onlite slots game that will have odds that I consider fair...
 

piasabird

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Feb 6, 2002
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What is the advantage of gambling over the Internet?

I think you may find a Gambling Casino/Boat Lobby is behind this bill. Also this cuts down on the taxes collected from legal gambling in the USA.

It is an interesting development. As far as I am concerned Gambling is just a path to misery for those addicted to it. However, what is next?

Are we going to start blocking all payments from the Porn industry also?

You can see where this is heading. . . . .
 

Snoop

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The representatives said illegal gambling sucks billions of dollars each year out of the United States economy, serves as a vehicle for money laundering, undermines families, and threatens the ability of states to enact and enforce their own laws. Goodlatte said illegal Internet gambling is a $12-billion industry.
Internet gambling undermines families, yet Lotto is legal in nearly all US states?. I would love to understand how politicos define the distinction between forms of gambling.
 

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