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Writing about online gambling now illegal in WA state

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Posted: June 15, 2006, 9:25 am - IP Logged

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003062386_danny15.html

I'm so glad I live in such a corrupt state. Our Gambling commition must be on the bribe train with the tribal casinos. I wonder if bribes are direct deposit for their convience. Just remeber this may be the blueprint for a federal law. Just like DCMA prevents people from even talking about bypassing controlls on media. 

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    Posted: June 15, 2006, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

    How sad that it's come to that in Washington state. 

    What the writer does not seem to realize is that "liberal" is a LOT different than "libertarian".  Being in a "liberal state" does not mean that the state wants to allow you more personal freedoms.  In many ways, "liberal states" offer more government control and less personal freedom.  They like creating new laws that expand government reach.  And more tax revenue is required to support all that expanded government power, which is why they love raising taxes.  (My home state of New Jersey is a great example of "liberals gone wild.")

    Back to the main point, this madness is exactly why people need to be OUTRAGED by any restrictions on online gaming, because anyone who thinks it's going to stop there is very ignorant of how it all works.

    Everyone should read that article.

     

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      Posted: June 15, 2006, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

      thanks dvdiva.i hate this myself.the government needs to put its efforts in places that need attention and not online gaming......

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        Posted: June 15, 2006, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

        the thing that is scary is we have to sit back and see if this will spread to other states.....

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          Posted: June 16, 2006, 2:47 am - IP Logged

          From the article dvdiva posted the link to:

          The state's gone from trying to control gambling, which is legit, to trying to control people speaking about gambling.

          It's hard to take coming from a state that bombards us with pitches for the biggest sucker's bet of all. You know, the one they call the lottery.

           

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            Posted: June 16, 2006, 2:51 am - IP Logged

            seems like washington is hypocritical......

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              Posted: June 16, 2006, 6:05 am - IP Logged

              I don't think i heard you right? you say that in WA is illegal to write about online gambling?uhmm
              and then we tell other countries how to live?Then we complain about china not giving people freedom or not allowing their own people to view certain things...
              Please tell me i am wrong...

               

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                Posted: June 16, 2006, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                You are wrong.

                 

                Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                  Posted: June 16, 2006, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                  seems like washington is hypocritical......

                  Yeah, states will support gambling to the extent they receive money from it, but they hate internet gambling because the they will not receive any revenue from it.

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                    Posted: June 16, 2006, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                    yep, sounds like the typical cut throat of business's rat race to me. Frankly, I'm not surprised at all. Don't like it one bit, but not surprised.

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                      Posted: June 16, 2006, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope this means people in WA state would not be able to play NY Rotto by computer. And there are still several annuity-only lotto games, such as MA Megabucks and PA Unlucky for Life.

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                        Posted: June 16, 2006, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Just one question..how many billions is it going to cost them to catch the "on-line" gamblers? I wonder if they will employ full time personnel to track down those hardened criminals or will they just give the FEDs another job..  after all they always seem to catch the folks who download all kinds of porn so maybe they have some sort of program that will put some spyware on everyone's computer and send back information...(I AM JUST JOKING ABOUT THE LAST PART)...BUT WHO KNOWS...MAYBE NOT....

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                          I hope this means people in WA state would not be able to play NY Rotto by computer. And there are still several annuity-only lotto games, such as MA Megabucks and PA Unlucky for Life.

                          I think annuities must have gone to your head on this one. All online gambling is illegal and the first case they have chosen to prosecute involved only WRITING about online gambling. The ironic thing is that tribal gaming contributes no tax money towards the state in any way.

                          This is similiar to the no smoking rule that also doesn't apply to tribal casinos and bars on reservations. Money is only contributed to campains not the state itself so only self-interst is at work here. 

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                            Posted: June 17, 2006, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                            i'll be glad when election year is over so these bastards will go find something else to do besides badger people with things like online gaming.they seem more interested in catching an online gamer than driving down the homicide rate.politicians are among the most ignorant people on earth.i know they have a job but sometimes the dumbness of it all shines through.......

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                              Posted: June 17, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                              "Writing about online gambling now illegal in WA." - Is that right? 

                              There could be a legal challenge on that one, under the 1st Amendment - freedom of speech and press.  A legitimate purpose for such prohibition (for example:  to discourage on-line gambling) would not suffice.

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