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Harry Reid pushing to legalize online poker for American casinos, horse tracks

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Posted: December 9, 2010, 9:55 am - IP Logged

I was thrown by that too.  After reading and re-reading, I think it is intended to be truly online (over the Internet), but the licensing is something that casinos and horse tracks can do.  Does anyone have a different take on this?

I assumed it meant all the sports betting the casinos now offer, but online through their websites; horse racing, football, baseball,basketball, etc. Some will have poker rooms, bingo, keno, and slot machines. Reid's bill will have to set up a National gaming commission to monitor and regulate them.

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    Posted: December 9, 2010, 10:23 am - IP Logged

    What?Where does playing offshore pick 3/4 online fit into all this political palavar?

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      Posted: December 10, 2010, 1:04 am - IP Logged

      Bush had signed a law making transfers from banks to online gambling sites illegal.  I am supposing that Reid is mainly interested in getting these casinos online because its what they want and if he wants their support this is a good way to get it. 

      It would be good for anyone who wanted to play online because of not only the ease of it but because you can get better odds.  Lets face it the pay lines that the states are using are obscene, they really should be paying out more given the odds. 

      Sometimes different political parties can "cross" the line if it helps them.  Bush wasn't all that conservative when it came down to a big government.  Reid would be a "typical" democrat in wanting a bigger government, however, this is something that most people aren't going to notice, so he'll be able to get by with it.

      I personally think that less government is a good thing.  It's not the governments business what a person does with their money as long as it is legal.  If someone chooses to lose all of their money to gambling, so be it, but don't expect to live off the government.  The fact is that no one should be living off the government.  It wasn't set up for that.  The governments main job is to keep us safe and not fed. 

      Because of the industry that I work in I get a birds eye view of where "free" money is going.  Americans are really getting screwed over because of these so called "entitlement" programs.  I work and yet these people who choose not to work are driving better cars, eating better, have all the best gadgets, free drugs, etc.  Each person in America owes the government 40,000 each.  and 40 million aren't working and getting benefits from the government.  We are only digging a bigger hole.

       I'm ready for pick 3  : )

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        Posted: December 11, 2010, 12:54 pm - IP Logged
        Dhimmitude -- What does it mean? 
        Obama used it in the health care bill. 
         
        Now isn't this interesting? It was used in the health care law. 
         
        Every day there's another revelation of what Obama and his fellow Democrats are doing to our country. 
           
        Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists. It is a REAL word. Amish and others are excluded, including muslims. I think I could become Amish a whole lot easier than muslim. 
         
        Word of the Day: Dhimmitude 
         
        Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. 
         
        ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. 
         
        How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude. 
         
        Dhimmitude serves two purposes: It enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y, and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?" 
         
        I recommend sending this post to your contacts. This is desperately important and people need to know about it -- quickly!
         
        To check it out on Snopes click here: Health Insurance Exemptions.
         

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          Posted: December 11, 2010, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

          Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but you seem to be throwing out a bunch of statements without a single piece of evidence to back it up.  Care to name a single Republican who has been mean-spirited?  What exactly was their mean-spirited act?  I don't deny it's not possible that a "mean-spirited act" has been committed by a Republican, but I am curious to understand exactly what you consider to be a mean-spirited act.

          The president was caving to the demands of the American people, who overwhelmingly voted for candidates who want to repeal the awful health care legislation and keep taxes low.  The Republican "demands" are simply acting on what the American people sent them there to do, because the president has made our economy so bad with his multi-trillion-dollar debt.

          I agree 100%  hard working and i mean working people that actually get paid for a job that they were hired to do, those people are trying to support their families, their communities, their state and their country, and this new health care suxs. they are proposing to take the medical insurance that people paid for through their paychecks and make it part of you annual income, then you'll be taxed on your income, so you pay twice, once for your family, and once for the non-workers the ones with no insurance. america will be in worse shape than ever and america smells a stinky proposal. i would love a world where everbody has health care, but it is far from fair on both sides.

          and as for gambling online it is a choice.  should be up to each state.  but would be hard to regulate. cyber world scares most people.

            betop25pcent's avatar - pyramid
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            Posted: December 13, 2010, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

            Personally I'm wondering if this does go through how the lottery will be handled.  Naturally each state wouldn't want it if it causes them lost revenue which if you are betting on the lottery online that would do.  However if it was Casinos to do this they could create their own lottery, (which I don't see happening)  that could also cause lost revenue for each state that has a lottery.  I think we will see taxes raised on any kind of internet sales and probably drastically if this economy doesn't pick up and I've no reason to believe that that the economy will pick up.  If anything the more government programs we see the less jobs we'll see in our country.  It just doesn't pay to open a business when quite a bit of your earnings will go to taxes.

             I'm ready for pick 3  : )