Americans Want Online Gambling Legalized
from the CNBC site copyed and pasted
CNBC has released the results of a poll conducted last week that should send a VERY strong message to the U.S. Senate as it considers the online gambling Goodlatte bill.
The CNBC poll asked this question: Should all online gambling be legalized in the United States? (2,532 votes) showed a very conclusive result:
Yes - 91 percent, No - 9 percent
The CNBC poll is the latest in a series of online gambling polls that have sent a strong very message to legislators that the American public wants the online casino industry regulated instead of prohibited. The Wall Street Journal conducted a big poll earlier this year with similar results where 85% said they dont want a ban.
All the polls seem to indicate VERY strongly that America has no appetite for prohibition!
Some industry trade groups and other critics say the House bill, which passed 317-93 in March, is hypocritical and very unfair because of exemptions for horse racing and state-operated lotteries. "It is senseless that these legislators and their staffs are wasting Congress' time trying to develop prohibitory bills that satisfy various vested interest groups," said Keith Furlong, deputy director of the Internet Gaming Council, a trade association for the online gaming industry, which opposes the legislation.
The proposed Goodlatte's and Senator Jon Kyl bill to the Senate the online gambling anti-internet gaming (bill H.R. 4411), leaves out horse racing, and lotteries so the H.R. 4411 will that way be supporting online horse racing, and lotteries - so it would be okay to gamble online on horse racing but online poker will get banned - what an insane bill!
If these politicians really cared about gambling addictions and about minors gambling online, they would work on ways to regulate this form of gambling, just as real world gambling is regulated," Furlong said.
More and more countries are opening up to controlled regulated online gambling.YES OVER 80 countries worldwide including the UK, are right now starting to legalized and regulated online gambling and online poker gambling.
"We should be clarifying the law in the opposite direction. Legalizing Internet gambling and regulating the online gambling industry as Britain has done, is the absolute best way to toughen protections against gambling by minors, identify problem gamblers.
Also telling American adults how to use their hard-earned money, whether on e-bay auction, horse racing or on playing online poker after a hard days work, should not be the federal government's job.
The voice of reason in all this appears to be that of Rep. Jon Porter. Congressman Porter has proposed an initiative to carry out a bi-partisan Congressional investigation into online gambling before trying to ban it- Jon Porter bill has 42 co-sponsors