Originally Posted by bigdog6262
why is internet poker illegal?
Because the government isn't collecting taxes from it.
If the government isn't collecting taxes on something, it becomes illegal, even if you were to sell home made cookies but didn't claim the income from them it would be a crime, therefore illegal.
The governments are nothing but organised crime IMO, You steal something from the MOB or any other organised crime unit you get your fingers broken or even worse, you steal something and get caught by the police,you get fined or go to jail.
The government is just more humane when dealing out punishment.