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(Some Hold'Em Playin' Guy)   Having put the final touches on a resolution to the Iraq situation, the Katrina thing and that darned annoying illegal immigrant problem, Congress now wants to stop you from playing online poker   (breitbart.com) divider line 171
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2006-07-10 06:44:58 PM
Pro-sports leagues also like the bill, arguing that Web wagering could hurt the integrity of their sports.

Man, I almost hurt myself laughing at that one. Integrity, jeez, stop, you're killing me.
 
2006-07-10 06:51:21 PM
I'll bet you $100 this bill won't get passed.
 
2006-07-10 07:17:04 PM
When they stop gambling with my money, I'll stop too.
 
2006-07-10 07:18:19 PM
Web wagering could hurt the integrity of their sports.

No, that's gay marriage you're thinking of.
 
2006-07-10 07:42:44 PM
orrinbloquy: could hurt the integrity of their sports shorts.

No, that's gay marriage you're thinking of.


Fixed it for you.

Sort of.
 
2006-07-10 07:48:59 PM
FTFA:

John Kindt, a business professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has studied the issue, calls the Internet "the crack cocaine" of gambling.

"There are no needle marks. There's no alcohol on the breath. You just click the mouse and lose your house," he said.


Well, at least they're having a rational discussion about it.
 
2006-07-10 08:21:49 PM
So, we want to give the government the power to ban us from looking at websites that they deem to be harmful to us.

Do we want to be China?
 
2006-07-10 08:27:53 PM
SchlingFo

So, we want to give the government the power to ban us from looking at websites that they deem to be harmful to us.

Do we want to be China?


Didn't you see the quote from John Kindt? You click your mouse and you lose your HOUSE. Do you want to lose your house?
 
2006-07-10 09:07:05 PM
Congress sucks.
 
2006-07-10 09:07:23 PM
They're bluffing.
 
2006-07-10 09:07:55 PM
Don't you just love an election year people???

/and who says democracy ain't perfect???
 
2006-07-10 09:08:10 PM
Liberty folds.
 
2006-07-10 09:08:13 PM
This has always been illegal.
 
2006-07-10 09:08:14 PM
"Do we want to be China?"

No. I do not want to live in a nanny state with the govt deciding what is bad for me.

Fight for your freedoms.
 
2006-07-10 09:09:14 PM
GoodasGold I believe the law banning the practice was passed under Clinton.
 
2006-07-10 09:10:00 PM
TFA: "There are no needle marks. There's no alcohol on the breath. You just click the mouse and lose your house," he said.

And this is different from online trading or eBay...how?
 
2006-07-10 09:10:03 PM
You got to know when to hold em.

/know whe to fold em.
 
2006-07-10 09:10:16 PM
who the fark cares?
 
2006-07-10 09:10:38 PM
No we should have to pass a test of some sort, wait three days and then get a certificate that allows us to gamble online.

/it certainly fixed the gun issue
 
2006-07-10 09:10:51 PM
This is why all the gambling websites are not US-based.

Congress is just pandering to the gambling lobbyists. Won't fly.
 
2006-07-10 09:10:56 PM
Old Gil: John Kindt, a business professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has studied the issue, calls the Internet "the crack cocaine" of gambling.

"There are no needle marks. There's no alcohol on the breath. You just click the mouse and lose your house," he said.


Phew, guess I'm safe - I rent.
 
2006-07-10 09:11:52 PM

"There are no needle marks. There's no alcohol on the breath. You just click the mouse and lose your house"


If on a split pair you can't hit, you must acquit !

 
2006-07-10 09:12:20 PM
If people want to gamble their money away, it is their god given right.

Personally, I think anyone who thinks they are going to win money in he long run by playing poker is only kidding themselves. The house always wins, otherwise there wouldn't be a house.

Vegas is fun though. But, everyone I know who says they are a "professional gambler" also says they are "down for the year."
 
2006-07-10 09:12:23 PM
Goddamn government, get the fark out of my living room!!
 
2006-07-10 09:12:25 PM
"click the mouse, lose your house"

soundbite cranial explosion in 3...2..
 
2006-07-10 09:12:26 PM
Flash,
Sorry, I don't understand your comment.
 
2006-07-10 09:13:35 PM
 
2006-07-10 09:13:41 PM
Clinton flamewar in 3...2..
 
2006-07-10 09:13:44 PM
These people need a swift kick in the teeth. More than happy to let people spend half their paychecks on lottery tickets, but when they can't profit from it (and when casino lobbyists are providing them with all kinds of money and Vegas trips) then it becomes evil and a plague. It's so painfully obvious, and all we can do is collect a few signatures for them to wipe their asses with. Makes me sick.

/Do away with state lotteries, then bring this crap to the table
 
2006-07-10 09:14:58 PM
Think about this professor weeniewanker-- for every house somebody loses, there's somebody out with a brand new house. Why must you always look at the glass half full?
 
2006-07-10 09:15:09 PM
Torc The issue is with age and problem gamblers. In Vegas you have to have a problem gambling solution for everyone.

I bet you guys didn't know but you can't pay for online gaming with a VISA or American Express right now anyways. They don't work, I've tried. Instead you buy "phone" cards and cash em in for gambling money.
 
2006-07-10 09:16:45 PM
come on, news tag? when i see that tag i expect some serious news, not business as usual *smacks sub upside the head*
 
2006-07-10 09:17:23 PM
Charmaniac Do you mean on-line video poker? Cause I am up $500 - $600 on partypoker

GoodasGold Under Clintons administration it was already deemed illegal to gamble online. Better?
 
2006-07-10 09:19:09 PM
Alright, after all the silly comments here is the real deal.

This is a test balloon to see if anyone is paying attention. They have been flying these things for years and will continue to do so until:

A.) Gambling lobby says "what the hell, let those overseas people eat into our market share"(file that under not likely).
B.) Enough people call and write their congress-person either pro or con.
C.) The main backers of this bill get enough air/face time to become synonymous with "Caring congressional leader" status.
D.) Someone goes and farking biyatch slaps em.

/personally voting for D just for the entertainment value.
 
2006-07-10 09:19:56 PM
I am not a lawyer (yet), but I suspect this law would be toothless. Gambling websites in Gibraltar (i.e., outside of US jurisdiction) would create shells that would conceal from the bank that the money was going to a gambling website. Meanwhile, it simply wouldn't be worth it to go after individual gamblers. Anyway, I suspect this is just red meat for the GOP base, and isn't going anywhere. There's more sinners than saints; if this bill was actually enacted, it would piss off enough people that it just wouldn't be worth it. Like banning abortion, it's something the GOP claims to be trying to do, but doesn't really have any interest in accomplishing. What a bunch of fascist farks.
 
2006-07-10 09:20:07 PM
Don't mind me. I'm always like this.
 
2006-07-10 09:20:45 PM
jesus, again, save me from myself because i am irresponsible and stupid
 
2006-07-10 09:23:14 PM
Under Clintons administration it was already deemed illegal to gamble online. Better?

Not really.

No HTML skills, so: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/4204.html

Here's the skinny, as of Sept. 2000:

The Net gaming industry won a political victory in July when the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have banned online gambling. Although lawmakers voted 245-159 in favor of the measure, it fell 25 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval, according to special floor rules under which it was considered.

The Internet Gambling Prohibition Bill would have banned the sale of lottery tickets online, online casino games, and online wagers on sporting events. Exempted from the bill were horse racing, greyhound racing and jai alai.

The Clinton administration opposed the bill, saying the law appeared designed to protect certain forms of Internet gambling that are currently illegal while "opening the floodgates for other forms of illegal gambling."
 
2006-07-10 09:23:49 PM
FlashLV

The issue is with age and problem gamblers. In Vegas you have to have a problem gambling solution for everyone.

Which...doesn't remotely address how online gambling addiction is different from online trading or eBay.
 
2006-07-10 09:24:01 PM
Did they pass something later under the Clinton administration?
 
2006-07-10 09:24:31 PM
oh shyte, june allyson died : (

will anyone get that?
 
2006-07-10 09:24:45 PM
Sinto: Why must you always look at the glass half full?


I always thought of it as the glass was too big
 
2006-07-10 09:24:45 PM
The gambling lobby is strong with this one.
users3.ev1.net
 
2006-07-10 09:24:51 PM
I often fund my PokerStars account with houses.
 
2006-07-10 09:26:01 PM
Thank god I live in LA, which has more poker rooms than Vegas does. (With even more within a couple of hours driving distance.)

/the internet is for porn anyway
//can at least get a free meal while playing at the Bike
///bet an extra slashie on A-8
 
2006-07-10 09:26:42 PM
Did Ralph Reed have anything to do with the lobbying for this?
 
2006-07-10 09:30:34 PM
Congress is really starting to piss me off.
 
2006-07-10 09:30:39 PM
Personally, I think anyone who thinks they are going to win money in he long run by playing poker is only kidding themselves. The house always wins, otherwise there wouldn't be a house.

You don't play against the house in poker.
 
2006-07-10 09:31:19 PM
methinks
oh shyte, june allyson died : (

will anyone get that?


Depends.
 
2006-07-10 09:34:56 PM
Integrity in their sports???
pics.livejournal.com

where?
 
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