Americans Want Online Gambling Legalized

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shortstacked

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from the CNBC site copyed and pasted
NEWS
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
 
Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

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Maybe congress will actually get the message. In fact, I was at the casino just the other day when someone was coming around polling folks to see how they felt about legalized gambling online.;) You know you can't argue with statistics like that.

And am I the only one that thinks it is ironic that a guy named Furlong is the spokesman against the bill that would leave horseracing legal if it was passed? :confused:
 
Gizzi315

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And am I the only one that thinks it is ironic that a guy named Furlong is the spokesman against the bill that would leave horseracing legal if it was passed? :confused:

ROFLMAO! That is TOO funny! I am so glad you pointed that out! :D
 
stretch833

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I hope the government wakes up and realizes that if it was REGULATED instead of PROHIBITED, they could actually make money off of it.:eek: I know that sounds simple but.....oh wait, it sounds simple cuz it is simple. Nevada doesn't have a state lottery because "they" say it would take away from the money in the casinos. So when Nevadans want to play the lottery they go to California or Arizona to buy lottery tickets, therefore taking money away from the state as well. I know most states use a lottery to fund schools and repair roads, so is it a bad idea? Damn, I'm rambling and getting off subject a little, but I had to vent anyways. Sorry.:)
 
BoTY

BoTY

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I think it's utter crap. I haven't read much about it but it seems the only reason the US are doing prohibiting online gambling is because they can't tax it. Greedy greedy greedy
 
buckster436

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They will get the message, but then They Will do what they want, Not what the people want,, Thats our Govt. for ya,,,,,, buck:joyman:
 
bubbasbestbabe

bubbasbestbabe

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I know most states use a lottery to fund schools and repair roads, so is it a bad idea? .:)

Actually what my state does is really sneaky. :cool: They say the money is used for the kids in school. This makes you think that the millions they take in is given directly to education...WRONG! What they do instead is take that money from the lottery and put it into the education fund but take out the money from the taxes and use that otherwhere,i.e. pork projects. This is the great accounting program of NYS. There is no increase in the education fund just alot of hype.:mad:
 
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deucedeuce

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LOL if you poll people in a casino of course your gonna get these stats, try the same pole in front of a church and check the results. I dont think US government should tell us how to spend our money.
 
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deucedeuce

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I hope the government wakes up and realizes that if it was REGULATED instead of PROHIBITED, they could actually make money off of it.:eek: I know that sounds simple but.....oh wait, it sounds simple cuz it is simple. Nevada doesn't have a state lottery because "they" say it would take away from the money in the casinos. So when Nevadans want to play the lottery they go to California or Arizona to buy lottery tickets, therefore taking money away from the state as well. I know most states use a lottery to fund schools and repair roads, so is it a bad idea? Damn, I'm rambling and getting off subject a little, but I had to vent anyways. Sorry.:)

stretch i hate to burst your bubble, but how is the us going to tax a company that does not operate in the US. the only way they can can charge a tax would be to the players themselves.
 
stretch833

stretch833

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No problem DD. But if the gov't didn't prohibit it in the U.S., then all the gaming sites wouldn't have to be overseas, either. They could tax the ones on American soil. Good point DD, keep me on my toes.:p
 
wsorbust

wsorbust

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Online polls are not an accurate measure of public opinion and are highly bias. This poll is a prime example of such.
 
joosebuck

joosebuck

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bias is not even close to being limited to online polls. there are people whose job it is to ask unfair questions to get appropriate answers. (the answers the person paying them is looking for).

for instance:

"do you believe in taking U.S. money away from tax-paying americans in dire need of medical attention to give it to an illegal immigrant seeking medical attention"

is nowhere near the same question as:

"do you believe in giving help to a foreign immigrant who is severely injured"

yet they will skew the results to make it appear as if we are either for or against free emergency health-care for immigrants, depending on who is paying them to poll americans.
 
t1riel

t1riel

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I think it's utter crap. I haven't read much about it but it seems the only reason the US are doing prohibiting online gambling is because they can't tax it. Greedy greedy greedy

The poker sites gets taxed on the income they are bringing in. You get taxed for any gambling winnings. They just need to find a way to tax at least one more time for them to legalize it. That's what it's all about. Money. You can't tell me the government isn't getting a percentage of the "illegal drugs" that gets sold.
 
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respira

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I just hope the Senate si too busy with "Important" things that they should be doing rather than pick on us...
 
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Mstrssofposeidon

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stop arguing about what is bias in opinion polls online and such. its still bullshit that i cant play poker online if I damn feel like it. If u find any loopholes, hook it up, Im in CA.
 
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