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Arrest Made in Crackdown on Internet Betting

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 10 years ago by cps10.

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New Mexico
United States
Member #12305
March 10, 2005
2984 Posts
Posted: July 18, 2006, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

I hope the outcome ends all companies who want to have gambling for people.

Then the outcome will be seen like this.

Atlantic city closed .
Vegas closed.
Tribal casinos closed.
Thourobred horse racing halted.
All forms of horse racing.
dog tracks.
All state lotteries.
Any type of games where winners are chosen. Publishers clearing house, Etc.
T.V. game shows where prizes or money is won.
The futures market is gambling.
Stock investing is gambling.
Working for an employer is gambling. One day a job next day none.

Why dont we just give the gov,t our earned dollars and they can give back food and water to us.

I am getting tired of these righteous jerks.

Shall I continue.

Back in the '70s and '80s most men probably had a Wednesday, or Thursday night poker game.

Usually there'd be someone wifeless, so half a dozen guys who only knew one another from those games would gather, drink some booze, play some poker into the wee hours.

Gambling's illegal in Texas.  Was then, anyway, probably still is.

Because most men talked to other men about their poker games, evidently the Governor of Texas, the Texas Attorney General, and the State Police Chief began listening for talk about locations, listening in bars, country clubs, whereever people talked too much.

After they'd listened long enough, the started corralling people, leaning on them to talk, which they mostly didn't mind doing because they figured, what the hell.  Just a Thursday night game with the boys.  Ain't a big deal.

Then they started getting warrants and busting those weekly games, hauling everyone there off to the slammer.

My game broke up rather abruptly.  So did thousands of others.

Do gooders.  Grandstanders. 

Nowadays they call those gamblers potential terrorists, so's the law wouldn't even need a warrant.


Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.


Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser


    United States
    Member #23835
    October 16, 2005
    3474 Posts
    Posted: July 19, 2006, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

    According to the article he has been traveling to the United States regularly.

    Yes he has...and you would think that he of all people would know better. Sooner or later someone would either recognize him or leak his travel plans - perhaps a disgruntled employee...lol

    Why should he know better? He runs a perfectly legal company that is in a foreign country and conducts their business outside of US jurisdiction.

    Nobody needed to leak his itinerary. If you fly in, or over, the US the government knows about it because the airlines are required to provide them with passenger lists. When the DoJ decided to arrest him they simply started watching for his name to pop up on a manifest for a flight landing in the US. Ostensibly the law is to protect us from terrorists, but as with nearly every law ever passed, the government has expanded it to do what they want.

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      The Carolinas - Charlotte
      United States
      Member #21627
      September 12, 2005
      4138 Posts
      Posted: July 19, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

      Ostensibly the law is to protect us from terrorists, but as with nearly every law ever passed, the government has expanded it to do what they want.

      Yes...that is the truth...so much for our privacies.

      Anyway, going back to the statement I made, perhaps I didn't phrase it properly. My point was that the buffoon should know better. The DoJ has made it clear that they will arrest operators of offshore gambling establishments which target the U.S. as their customer base. They did this well before the Bill was passed in the House. It wasn't until the Bill passed that the DoJ probably started looking at the lists, since they knew there was some sort of convention taking place here.

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