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Old 01-09-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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Not sure if you guys had heard about this out there. The possibility of online slot machines scares the hell out of me...there are way too many addictive people sitting at their computers with credit cards available. The States are getting desperate for revenue because God forbid they should keep spending in check. This is the 1st I've heard of it but sounds like a bad idea to me. Justice Department ruling allows for possibility of online gambling in New York | syracuse.com
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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i believe that law will only apply to online poker and is specific to online poker from what i understand. in the law it makes a statement about how sports betting and table games ect are not included ect. just from what ive heard from people in the industry.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City/Las Vegas
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Online gaming has been around for a long time and has millions of people involved in it. Simply put, the government has realized it can't continue to fight it and, by legalizing online gaming, can generate revenue. Consider it much like throwing in the towel on Prohibition - but in a digital setting.

Bill
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Online gaming has been around for a long time and has millions of people involved in it. Simply put, the government has realized it can't continue to fight it and, by legalizing online gaming, can generate revenue. Consider it much like throwing in the towel on Prohibition - but in a digital setting.
Too bad government can't get with the program on other forms of prohibition. That'd fix a lot of problems in a hurry.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City/Las Vegas
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Too bad government can't get with the program on other forms of prohibition. That'd fix a lot of problems in a hurry.
Agreed. Don't get me started...

Bill
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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OP, at this point Nevada and Washington DC have legalized online poker. About 15 states have legalized online horse racing. Online gambling is up to the states at this point, the feds have done a poor job with getting it organized. It is certainly possible some will legalize slot machines, but for the most part it seems online poker would come first.

We are the last industrialized country in the world to legalized online gambling. The other countries did not implode when they did it, neither will we. I think anyone that plays online slot machines is a fool, but they have a right to be a fool if they wish. They are just going to blow their money some other way. Who are we to save them from themselves? That is not the role of government. Keep in mind that online slots and other games are already available although questionably legal. At least if it is licensed and regulated players will not get cheated by rogue offshore outfits.
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