Skip to comments.Americans are playing poker online? Oh, the humanity!
Posted on 10/13/2006 5:03:36 PM PDT by KDD
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what sites are those?
FullTilt, Doyles, PokerStars, Bugsy's, Bodog. I know these are allowing US players.
I know the online money transfer site Firepay has opted out but Neteller is still working.
You're right. Good point.
Alito and Roberts come to mind.
I was able to play last night, but not tonight.
I wish they would pander more.
This online gambling bill has nothing to do with the "religious right".
what say you on post #51
yeah, a lot of that voting won't materialize. but I know of no one who is switching to voting Republican because of this, so there can only be net loss.
I'm not the biggest fan of Republicans, and I'll never vote Dim, but this is a dumb move.
unfortunately, the only pandering they are doing is Hispandering.
sorry to hear that
I cant play at Party, and I loved feasting on the fish there. Most of the other sites are a little tougher to beat.
The last thing I think the GOP has done is pander to conservatives.
Party (and others) overreacted. I told Party as much. Man, I hate losing that site. I'm retired military and that was my bread and butter :-(
I think the only thing that is affected is the method of funding. Firepay is US based so they are crushed but this, but Neteller (and others) are overseas based and they say it has no effect on them.
So now I have to move to new sites and learn the ins and outs there. Oh well, life is still good.
You're right, a lot of it is talk, but between the protest votes against this and those who simply don't vote at all it can add up, but...
Probably fairly insignificant considering how much more opportunity Republicans have to do stupid stuff before the Election.
ha, yeah hard telling what else they have up their sleeves.
this could tip a few close races though, and I dread seeing the Dims in power. things are bad enough now.
this 2+2 forum post has links to most of the major sites with their statements concerning this legislation:
"unintended consequences" are even worse, and more certain
This Country was founded on the principle that government authority comes from the people. Individuals do have control of the government by their votes. It sounds like the form of government laid out in the U.S. Constitution is not to your liking. Maybe the taliban style of enforcing morality is more your style?
I don't give a rat's ass if it isn't mine.
I'm waiting to see what happens when we get around to the First Commandment.
Yeah...but you don't see any from China.
That is who the rest of the free world online poker players are comparing American internet users with.
So you think the Taliban resembles Christian morality?
I never said a word about not liking the framework of our govt.
I simply made a reference to the Bible stating that God has given authority to world govts to enforce laws.
If you have a problem with God then that is between you and Him.
I like to gamble online as well...I am so pissed off about this HOW DARE THEY DICTATE HOW I CHOOSE to spend my money. I'm really, really mad UncleJeff. This is not why I voted for Republicans, and I am not afraid to say it.
It's just such a stupid move, politically. Who was clamoring for this so much that Frist had to first try to sneak it through attached to a Defense Bill and, when that failed, attach it to the Port Security Bill??
I still think it was his parting gift to the religious Right in exchange for support for his (doomed) Presidential bid.
That would make Robert Mugabe righteous, and the patriots of the American Revolution acting against God. When scriptures get used as platitudes things get weird.
You've still got some money LEFT!?
Memo to Agent 329:
Track down this dudes ISP and let's just relieve him of having to figger out what to spend his remainder on...
Now you've finally made a correct statement. Morality is about freely doing what God wants not about being coerced to do what the government wants.
So you think abortion is ok, also? That's a choice issue too. And please don't tell me that abortion is different because gambling destroys lives too, and not just the one gambling.
Not the way of the political animal with the big horny snout.
The GOP? The Vote was 409-2..190 of those voting for the ban were Democrats. 218 were pubbies. They are equal opportunity panderers.
BTW, I, think the internet gambling ban had more to do with the casinos, than saving our souls.
DING! DING! DING!
We have a winner!
This was all about raising money in DC. If we could figure out how to make deporting illegal immigrants into a moneymaker for FedGov, the problem will be solved in less than a fortnight.
The campaign contributions from the domestic gamblinig interests was really just icing on the cake.
Because Frist attached to a port security bill, which nobody was going to vote against.
IMO, we should close their casinos at home, while they're closing gambling with online casinos.
So you think abortion is ok, also?
I don't know anyone who thinks an abortion is "OK", do you?
I think it's more than just the casinos, but all of it has to do with money. If I read my history correctly, we used to have politicians and bureaucrats who assumed the authority to save souls, and it got ugly.
Of course not, and if you'd read my post more carefully you'd understand that I was arguing just the opposite.
As I said, the mandate of government is not to get rid of every - or any - evil just for the sake of doing so, but to protect society, which results in evil being curtailed.
Anyone who think this law was passed to enforce moral code is either hopelessly naive or hopelessly trusting. This was strictly about $$$$$$$$$$$.
By the way, like drug abuse, gambling has been found to most adversly effect the poor and lower class more so than the rest of society.
So the people who can afford it the least are hurt the most.
Does the state make them blow their meager income playing the Lotto?
C'mon, Jorge, this is too easy. The hypocrisy of this bill is thick enough to cut with a knife.
It's enough to make me want to learn poker just so I can break this fricken law.
Public records show the NFL has spent more than $3m on lobbying since 1998. Last year, it paid one Washington company, Covington & Burling, $700,000 to lobby on gambling and other issues. Two of its lobbyists, Martin Gold and Bill Wichterman, are former senior aides to Dr Frist.
Gamble away. Just change the bankruptcy protection laws. Every penny must be repaid, with interest. Hold the spouse and the children liable (Hey, they all stood to gain, didn't they? Then they all deserve to lose.)
Gambling away the nest egg is not the problem. Gambling away money borrowed from credit cards and other sources drives up MY interest rates and other costs.
Change the bankruptcy protection laws. ALL money must be repaid with interest.
Cool! Send me $100 and call heads or tails. I'll let you know if you won.
This oughtta be called the National Internet Gambling Authorization Act.