This is a discussion on Poker Going Back to What it was Before Black Friday? within the online poker forums, in the Poker News section; I listened to a very interesting interview on WJR 760 AM Detroit News Talk Radio this afternoon. There was a politician on talking about the
Poker Going Back to What it was Before Black Friday?
I listened to a very interesting interview on WJR 760 AM Detroit News Talk Radio this afternoon. There was a politician on talking about the Bill to repeal the Internet Privacy rules via FCC.
It is my understanding that if this happens, the internet will no longer have to abide by the laws regarding placing wagers via telephone, which basically caused Black Friday to happen. I was able to find this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.309281c3166f
However, if you want to try to find and stream the interview I listened to. You can go to WJR News Talk 760 website and it may be there. It was on the Guy Gordan show.
I am wondering if anyone here on CardsChat has heard anything?
19th May 2017, 1:14 AM
Online Poker at: Full Tilt
Game: wild deuces
First thing's first I guess, I'm not American, nor am I a lawyer or anything.
But if you're talking about the rollback of net neutrality... it's the first time I've heard anyone put that interpretation on it. But even if it does, I'd want to be thinking long and hard about whether I'd be willing to give up net neutrality just to get online poker back.
19th May 2017, 1:43 AM
karl coakley 
Poker at: ACR
It doesn't matter what "caused" black Friday to happen, the real problem has nothing to do with the FCC it has to do with money transfer....
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) is United States legislation regulating online gambling. It was added as Title VIII to the SAFE Port Act (found at 31 U.S.C. §§ 5361–5367) which otherwise regulated port security. The UIGEA "prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law." The act specifically excludes fantasy sports that meet certain requirements, skill-games and legal intrastate and intertribal gaming. The law does not expressly mention state lotteries, nor does it clarify whether inter-state wagering on horse racing is legal.
With NY getting in trouble, I don't see it happening.
19th May 2017, 3:09 AM
Poker at: Intertops
Game: Omaha Hi/Lo
re: Poker & Poker Going Back to What it was Before Black Friday?
Are you talking about the 5:44 length podcast on 5-18-2017?
19th May 2017, 4:54 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
My immediate reaction was like karl, black friday was about wire transfer not internet privacy.
I don't understand your thinking 'that if this happens, the internet will no longer have to abide by the laws regarding placing wagers via telephone' or other wires (probably including air waves) such as the internet.
Just a thought that perhaps a lawyer could clarify,
Would a genuine satellite phone connection to say a mexican ISP provide a legal loophole?
(Any chance there is a kickstarter business in there)?