Online Gambling Laws Too Tricky To Figure Out
from the what-about-the-dogs? dept
Congress is doing their best to figure out ways to officially ban online gambling – but they’ve run into some problems. It seems that some of their plans would also hurt other forms of gambling that are already legal, such as dog tracks. I think the problem they’re having is that they seem to want to some how distinguish “good” gambling from “bad” gambling, but they have no idea which is which. It seems to be that “good” gambling is gambling that already occurs and “bad” gambling is anything new. Update: In somewhat related news, Citibank today announced that they will begin blocking all transactions on their cards at online gambline sites. Since they control a large percentage of the credit card market, they may effectively prevent a lot of online gambling by themselves.
Comments on “Online Gambling Laws Too Tricky To Figure Out”
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Why not pretend we are a free nation and allow the people do choose whether or not to gamble online? Why does the government insist on being everyones nanny? Where does the consititution say the government is to prevent its citizens from doing something that could possibly be bad?
Re: No Subject Given
I completely agree. By now, though, you should realize that our government likes being paternalistic. That’s why they tried to take away our ability to learn about breast cancer… I mean, view porn, in public libraries.
Re: Re: Taxes, taxes, taxes
The government wants it to be illegal because they can’t find a way to tax it. Therefore they get no benefit off of it. Better make it illegal then!