Gambling Haters Don't Know When To Fold 'Em
from the be-sure-to-hit-the-buffet-on-your-way-out dept
For some time now, some people have been trying to clean up the murky legal situation around online gambling in the US by making it illegal, though their efforts have thus far been fruitless. The latest idea is a little different: instead of attacking gambling, it tries to strangle it by requiring financial institutions to identify and block payments to casinos. This has been tried once before, and it got blocked in a procedural move. It’s hard to see it succeeding this time, since it puts a heavy enforcement burden on financial institutions, but also contains the usual amount of loopholes certain US online gambling activities. At least one internet casino isn’t worried, either, even though the US provides the Gibraltar-based company with more than half its customers.