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Ban on Internet Gambling
03-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Post: #1
Ban on Internet Gambling
I wanted to hear your opinions on "the Ban". To me it's like the prohibition time again, but this time it's gambling that's prohibited. There are still a lot casinos and poker rooms that allow Americans to gamble online so it seems that enforcing this law is not so easy. To me this is a law against some of the basic right of the working man, to spend his hard earned money how he wants. I think the only reason why this act is passed is because most of the Internet gambling sites have headquarters outside US, and that means money going to bank accounts outside the U.S.

So, what are your opinions about this?

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03-19-2009, 08:39 AM
Post: #2
RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
You need to remember, it is not the "gambling" that is prohibited, it is the transfer of money that is against the law. Kind of like when marijuana was first regulated. You needed a "stamp" to have it. Of course, to get the stamp you had to bring the dope in. But you bring it in withou the stamp you get arrested. Clever, eh? (For the record, I am not for legalized pot, this is just for example.)

Anyways, I think it is about the money. Casinos are a great way to launder cash. And there are lost taxes. If you had an online casino that subjected itself to NGCB regulation and verification I'd bet people would flock to it. Instead you have the wild west. Is the RNG random? Will I get paid? Will I get arrested cashing out?

America has a gambling spirit. People gambled everything to come here for 500 years now. Why can't I play online poker legally just because someone *might* gamble away their food money?
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03-19-2009, 10:41 PM
Post: #3
RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
(03-19-2009 08:39 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  You need to remember, it is not the "gambling" that is prohibited, it is the transfer of money that is against the law.

Maybe so, but why is it then called: "The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act", shouldn't it be then called "The Unlawful Internet Money Transaction Enforcement Act" Huh

(03-19-2009 08:39 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  Kind of like when marijuana was first regulated. You needed a "stamp" to have it. Of course, to get the stamp you had to bring the dope in. But you bring it in withou the stamp you get arrested. Clever, eh? (For the record, I am not for legalized pot, this is just for example.)

Like going for a touchdown Big Grin

(03-19-2009 08:39 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  Anyways, I think it is about the money. Casinos are a great way to launder cash. And there are lost taxes. If you had an online casino that subjected itself to NGCB regulation and verification I'd bet people would flock to it. Instead you have the wild west. Is the RNG random? Will I get paid? Will I get arrested cashing out?

Yes they are a great way to launder money, and they may forfeit your money or cheat but I think the well established brands like PartyPoker or PokerStars can be trusted. If there were problems with them we would hear about them.

(03-19-2009 08:39 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  America has a gambling spirit. People gambled everything to come here for 500 years now. Why can't I play online poker legally just because someone *might* gamble away their food money?

My thoughts exactly.

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06-25-2009, 10:31 PM
Post: #4
RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
You know i don't really get what they pointing out in banning a casino site online. Though they can't stop gambling enthusiast to do so. I guess instead of looking it as a negative why not view it as a positive one, allowing it can add the revenue of one's government by its taxes. Perhaps they can have additional founds with other projects and can have additional money for education or something of their constituents.
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01-18-2010, 09:56 PM
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RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
Wow guys I just wish casinos would be up front about who they will pay and who they can not.
it some times semes like its ok to put your money in but "sorry" in your jursdicition
we cant pay you." oh and by the way weare keeping your deposit and your winnings"
I have had this expearence at two of the most advertised web sites.
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01-18-2010, 11:14 PM (This post was last modified: 01-19-2010 12:16 AM by KillJoy.)
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RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
(01-18-2010 09:56 PM)JT ringo Wrote:  Wow guys I just wish casinos would be up front about who they will pay and who they can not.
it some times semes like its ok to put your money in but "sorry" in your jursdicition
we cant pay you." oh and by the way weare keeping your deposit and your winnings"

They shouldn't take the money in the first place. It's practically stealing. Angry But fortunately I haven't had such experiences.
Hope it wasn't a lot of money they took. (like JackPot winnings Wink, I'd be super pissed)

(01-18-2010 09:56 PM)JT ringo Wrote:  I have had this expearence at two of the most advertised web sites.

You can name them here if you wish as a warning to other players.

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06-02-2010, 12:36 AM
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RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
HI, Looking like a interesting thread going on. Its good that people are actually willing to share their views on this topic.
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07-08-2010, 11:24 PM
Post: #8
RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
(06-02-2010 12:36 AM)Rockey Wrote:  HI, Looking like a interesting thread going on.

Yes, I agree with you Rockey. This all stuff its really very interesting. And just want to say you that I was totally unknown from this and after reading this all stuff I came to know more about it.
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09-16-2015, 10:52 PM
Post: #9
RE: Ban on Internet Gambling
I completely agree with your opinion Joy. Every human in this world has full rights to play and to invest their own money anywhere. But, this law has passed just because there are few online casino sites which are involved under big fraud. So I think they should be banned completely.
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