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NY attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling

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Posted: November 16, 2015, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

Last week tonight w/ John Oliver (hbo) did a piece on this as well.  I really had no idea what was brewing.

Best part was when he showed 90% of the money was being won by 1% who just happen to be statics majors.

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    Posted: November 16, 2015, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

    Who here (especially on this site) can't see that its illegal gambling?  And who here on this site is okay with those two sites being able to get away with supposed "fantasy" sports betting when its "illegal" to play daily numbers, lotto, mega etc. (all the things this site here is dedicated to) across state lines? And for the few states that even are on board with online waging you have to physically be in that particular state to be able to play?  Sheesh.  If I wanted to donate my money to NY's numbers but I live in Vegas I should be able to ... the same way people want to bet on sports.  Gambling is gambling so I say GOOD ... shut them down ... until everyone is able to play any form of game of chance online within the borders of the US that they want.

    I was tired of seeing those stupid-a$$ commercials anyway!  It was like pouring salt in the wounds of other "gamblers"!

    I Agree! great post!

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      Posted: November 17, 2015, 12:24 am - IP Logged

      So you're saying that the government doesn't have to make it legal, but people should be able to spend their money on heroin and kiddie porn?

      Actually, from what I see in the news I'm pretty sure that people already are able to do that.

      Aww, Floyd, why did you have to taint the board by bringing up the porn part?  Can't we just stick to good ole' priorities involving gambling.  Legal, illegal, who cares, just pure gambling at its finest.  Ok, add in an occasional heroin comment (not that I approve but I am capable of compromise), but kiddie porn, it just brings the whole atmosphere down.  I know it exists but must it be brought here, in our happy place?  Why can't we all just get along and argue about the sins of gambling?

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        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!