Skip to comments.Admin. relaxes online gambling rules
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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I wonder how much they had to give to Ubama to get this?
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.
The bribe has been received.
Released the Friday before the Christmas weekend. This is all I have to read to know that something smells here...
I smell a money trail.
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