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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    I don't gamble, but this is wrong.. We supposed to have a free market. Bullchit!


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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Full Tilt Poker isn't allowing cash-outs now, although they claim my money is "100% safe." By seizing their domain, the US government is holding the deposits of everyone hostage, including people who aren't living in the US and are playing poker on this website which is not based in the US. Stay classy, DOJ.
    Its dumb but almost all states have a state lottery with worse odds than online poker, couple that with the illegal video poker machines that offer terrible odds that are all over this place.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Did people miss the "money laundering" part of this?
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Did people miss the "money laundering" part of this?
    The only reason they had to launder the money is because online gambling is illegal.
    Wouldn't have happened if the opposite was true.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Did people miss the "money laundering" part of this?
    The "money laundering" is a RESULT of the prohibition on online gambling. If it wasn't illegal, there would be no need for any intermediate step between one's bank account and one's poker account.

    And again I'd like to point out that the US government is holding EVERYONE'S deposits hostage...including people who don't live in the US and don't play poker on a US-based website.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    I am torn on the issue. On one hand I am totally against the ban of online gambling in the US. On the other hand I am happy that these particular sites have been shut down. They are not honest businesses and manipulate the game. If they would just make it legal so that they would be required to follow our current gaming laws it would make everything so much better.

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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The "money laundering" is a RESULT of the prohibition on online gambling. If it wasn't illegal, there would be no need for any intermediate step between one's bank account and one's poker account.

    And again I'd like to point out that the US government is holding EVERYONE'S deposits hostage...including people who don't live in the US and don't play poker on a US-based website.
    Oh, so it's ok to try to circumvent the law if you happen to think it's a bad one?
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I am torn on the issue. On one hand I am totally against the ban of online gambling in the US. On the other hand I am happy that these particular sites have been shut down. They are not honest businesses and manipulate the game. If they would just make it legal so that they would be required to follow our current gaming laws it would make everything so much better.
    They are honest businesses, aside from online gambling being illegal in the US. I've never had any dealings with Full Tilt or Poker Stars to suggest otherwise.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh, so it's ok to try to circumvent the law if you happen to think it's a bad one?
    Yes. I'm a fan of civil disobedience against stupid laws. The civil libertarian in me opposes this law as being an intrusion into private matters that don't affect the government in any way whatsoever. And the good citizen in me opposes this law because when the government passes moronic laws that are routinely ignored by a large segment of the population, it degrades respect for the law in general.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh, so it's ok to try to circumvent the law if you happen to think it's a bad one?
    It depends on how you define "ok". And no, I'm not Bill Clinton.

    But some laws go against the common good, which I believe this law does. The owners of these sites got caught breaking the law, and I agree they should be tried in a court of law. But that doesn't take away from the fact that the law is a bad law and should be changed. So, in my view, breaking this law on their part was indeed "ok". I just hope that this lastest move by the DOJ will cause voters to call your congressman and senators and let them know that this law is political and ill-advised and should be repealed.
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