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THE WAR ON... GAMBLING?

June 21, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Washington state's ban on internet gambling. It looks like the state wants do more than just stop people from gambling online -- they want to stop people from talking about or even THINKING about gambling online!

Apparently, the law actually bars not only gambling online, but "using the Internet to transmit gambling information".

That's right.

"It's what the feds would call 'aiding and abetting,' " says the director of the state's gambling commission, Rick Day. "Telling people how to gamble online, where to do it, giving a link to it - that's all obviously enabling something that is illegal."

Gosh. You'd think the state must really believe that online betting is dangerous... even detrimental to society to lay down such a law, and to go as far as pursuing web sites that review or have links to online gambling sites. But wait... this same state will still allow you to place online bets for horse racing.

mmm hm.

Apparently, betting on horse races online isn't bad for you. And strangely enough, going into a casino and gambling isn't either... but once you gamble online, you're committing a class 3 felony. Does this seem wrong to anybody else?
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COMMENTS for THE WAR ON... GAMBLING?


Luke said:
What do you expect from a Democrat controlled state? ;-)
June 22, 2006


jovial_cynic said:
how *DARE* you. Banning onling gambling was neither a democratic nor a liberal action.
June 22, 2006


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