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Otherworld
07-11-2006, 03:06 PM
sometimes i look south and think the US is a very strange place....

the news:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Internet-Gambling.html


the insight and analysis:
http://www.cardplayer.com/magazine/author/129


the lobby group:

http://www.pokerplayersalliance.org/



anyways, canada is still here...

good luck to all my friends down south.

OPmgrCHIP
07-11-2006, 08:39 PM
sometimes i look south and think the US is a very strange place....

the news:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Internet-Gambling.html
the insight and analysis:
http://www.cardplayer.com/magazine/author/129
the lobby group:

http://www.pokerplayersalliance.org/
anyways, canada is still here...

good luck to all my friends down south.
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I dont believe it would pass at the federal level and even if it did there would be appeal after appeal keeping this locked up in the courts for decades. If at worse they may regulate online gaming for tax purposes. Well see I guess in time.

KappaKid83
07-11-2006, 08:45 PM
I sincerely hope that this does not go through as is. I think if they are going to do anything about online gambling, it should be taxing it after making it legal in the USA. I mean seriously, its a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and we all know our government can use the extra money, with the debt and what not. I think this is stupid for them to think about this, but whatever, people with too much free time do weird things. Also, my representative from where I live in Wisconsin, Jim Sensenbrenner, voted for this bill. He will be getting a letter from me.

JEFF

CrushU
07-11-2006, 09:15 PM
I believe it must pass senate by october and they take August off so it doesnt leave much time(correct me if im wrong). Like any issue there are 2 sides with opposing views. Our side has a lot of backers both politically and in the business world( Nevada, party gaming, etc). I t would be nice if they could come to an agreement and tax and regulate as im sure internet casinos would be happy to obligue. Idiot senator goodman claims money laundering is an issue even though some sites are publicly traded. I wouldnt worry yet, like Chip said its a long process.

CrushU
07-11-2006, 11:10 PM
here is some positive info i found on 2+2.


http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showflat...e=0#Post6503430 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=6503430&an=0&page=0#Post6503430)


Basically one senator can oppose this bill and bring things to a hault.