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Admin. relaxes online gambling rules
| BYRON TAU
Posted on 12/26/2011 10:01:48 AM PST by ColdOne
Reuters reports that the Obama administration has reversed a long-standing ban on Internet gambling, clearing the way for states to legalize and regulate it:
The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling.
A Justice Department opinion dated September and made public on Friday reversed decades of previous policy that included civil and criminal charges against operators of some of the most popular online poker sites.
Until now, the department held that online gambling in all
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gambling; kingobama; obama; onlinegambling; poker
posted on 12/26/2011 10:01:50 AM PST
I wonder how much they had to give to Ubama to get this?
posted on 12/26/2011 10:06:13 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
While I approve of the end results because I do not believe the government should control gambling, I strenuously object to the decision being made by the executive branch. I thought we keep the Congress around for more than laughs?
Did Congress pass a law authorizing the regulations to be made by the executive branch? I am confused, did not the FCC try to take over the Internet? Why is the Justice Department rendering this decision? Obviously, I am behind the power curve on this one.
posted on 12/26/2011 10:09:02 AM PST
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
The bribe has been received.
posted on 12/26/2011 10:18:51 AM PST
by Navy Patriot
(Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
A Justice Department opinion dated September and made public on Friday
Released the Friday before the Christmas weekend. This is all I have to read to know that something smells here...
posted on 12/26/2011 10:33:40 AM PST
posted on 12/26/2011 1:37:58 PM PST
(The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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