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    Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, said on Tuesday he would introduce a bill next week to overturn a three-year-old U.S. ban on Internet gambling.

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    This would be excellent. The fish would finally return to Pokerstars and Fulltilt seeing as it would be much easier to deposit and withdrawal money. The games dried up considerable when the bill was enact during the Bush administration.

    A measure taken by the Democrats I finally approve of, woo.
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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, said on Tuesday he would introduce a bill next week to overturn a three-year-old U.S. ban on Internet gambling.

    FOXNews.com - Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News

    This would be excellent. The fish would finally return to Pokerstars and Fulltilt seeing as it would be much easier to deposit and withdrawal money. The games dried up considerable when the bill was enact during the Bush administration.

    A measure taken by the Democrats I finally approve of, woo.
    Full Tilt and Poker Stars are both teeming with American players anyway. Nevertheless, that's excellent news. The more donkeys playing the game, the more money I can win. Maybe I can boost my 15% ROI to 25% or more.
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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Last thing we need during an economic disaster is people gambling on credit.

    Foolish, foolish move.

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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Last thing we need during an economic disaster is people gambling on credit.

    Foolish, foolish move.
    Actually, the last thing we need is the government overstepping its Constitutional authority and telling grown adults how they can and cannot spend their money.

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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Last thing we need during an economic disaster is people gambling on credit.

    Foolish, foolish move.
    Why does it matter what they're spending their money (or Visa's money) on? You could say the same thing about nearly any use of money. If people have disposable income and they want to spend it on casinos, that's great. It brings more money to the casinos, creates jobs, and keeps the consumer entertained. What makes spending $100 on Full Tilt Poker any worse than spending $100 on Netflix?
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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Why does it matter what they're spending their money (or Visa's money) on? You could say the same thing about nearly any use of money. If people have disposable income and they want to spend it on casinos, that's great. It brings more money to the casinos, creates jobs, and keeps the consumer entertained. What makes spending $100 on Full Tilt Poker any worse than spending $100 on Netflix?
    When you spend $100 on Netflix, you're not going to spend another $500 trying to "win it back".

    And if they're gambling on their credit cards, it's not "disposable income".

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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    When you spend $100 on Netflix, you're not going to spend another $500 trying to "win it back".
    Neither do most people who spend money gambling for fun. All of the major online gambling sites have Problem Gambler safeguards...things you would never find in a brick-and-mortar casino.

    For example, on the website I play on (Full Tilt Poker), you can set a limit to the amount of money you can deposit each week...and if you change your mind, it will take 30 days for those changes to take effect. You can also request to be banned from the website during certain hours of the day (or if you exceed a certain time limit of gambling time). You can even request to be permanently banned...which is irreversible. No brick-and-mortar casino will bend over backwards to help problem gamblers the way that the online sites will.

    Besides, why should the rest of us be prevented from gambling due to the actions of a few? A few people will drink and drive...does that mean that drinking should be illegal? Does that mean driving should be illegal? Of course not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat
    And if they're gambling on their credit cards, it's not "disposable income".
    That's between the credit card company and the consumer. The credit card companies are under no obligation to finance every single transaction request. They are free to deny the transaction. And are you OK with online gambling if the gambler pays up front, such as with a debit card or PayPal or NetTeller?


    Online gambling is illegal for one and only one reason: Harry Reid is from Nevada and wanted a monopoly. Oh, and let's not even delve into the fact that the online gambling ban violates all sorts of WTO agreements we have with other nations.
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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Neither do most people who spend money gambling for fun. All of the major online gambling sites have Problem Gambler safeguards...things you would never find in a brick-and-mortar casino.

    For example, on the website I play on (Full Tilt Poker), you can set a limit to the amount of money you can deposit each week...and if you change your mind, it will take 30 days for those changes to take effect. You can also request to be banned from the website during certain hours of the day (or if you exceed a certain time limit of gambling time). You can even request to be permanently banned...which is irreversible. No brick-and-mortar casino will bend over backwards to help problem gamblers the way that the online sites will.

    Besides, why should the rest of us be prevented from gambling due to the actions of a few? A few people will drink and drive...does that mean that drinking should be illegal? Does that mean driving should be illegal? Of course not.



    That's between the credit card company and the consumer. The credit card companies are under no obligation to finance every single transaction request. They are free to deny the transaction. And are you OK with online gambling if the gambler pays up front, such as with a debit card or PayPal or NetTeller?


    Online gambling is illegal for one and only one reason: Harry Reid is from Nevada and wanted a monopoly. Oh, and let's not even delve into the fact that the online gambling ban violates all sorts of WTO agreements we have with other nations.
    Good post.
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    Re: Congress May Overturn Online Gambling Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Last thing we need during an economic disaster is people gambling on credit.

    Foolish, foolish move.
    But that's THEIR decision, not the government's. Last thing we need at ANY time is a nanny government that crushes our rights in an effort to protect us from ourselves.
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    Hmmm something positive has come out of Washington for once, good job.
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