online poker in the us finally banned

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Apr 22, 2011
  1. VashTS
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    Member VashTS Beat it, son

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    i just found out from my neighbor that full tilt has stopped allowing players from the usa to play online! I tried to log in and sure enough can't play deposit or withdraw.

    This is unconstitutional. I understand there are laws against gambling, but I have money in there and I want to at least play with it. I play small stakes and never win enough to withdraw, while I understand it could cause some illegal activities, I don't think this is just.

    Anyone else not happy with this?
     
  2. machomuu

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    Woah that was a very misleading title. I thought you meant Poker in general, not online Poker.
     
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    I don't gamble or play poker online but I feel sad for those who do. I've heard people's accounts have been frozen and they can't get their money back. I'm glad not to be in their boat. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't play Poker or gamble... It's times like this I wonder why I'm posting. [​IMG]
     
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    What a misleading title.

    Try Pokerstars.net
     
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    im not sure how misleading the title is, technically its been banned for a while
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAFE_Port_Act...ling_provisions
     
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    Don't know about that. I don't remember reading anywhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights about an American's right to gamble.

    As an aside, I didn't even know online gambling was legal before that until I heard the news you're referring to on NPR the other day. Obviously, it sucks for those who have money being withheld, but I'm guessing for anyone who actively gambled online, they must have had word beforehand this was coming.
     
  10. ShadowSoldier

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    The title is changed now. Before it just said "Poker in the U.S. finally banned."
     
  11. epicCreations.or

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    Gambling isn't a constitutional right, is it? Because if it is, Hawaii has been screwed for quite a while [​IMG]

    Sounds pretty bad. I'd be pissed if I gambled online. But I don't. So I'm not. [​IMG]
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAFE_Port_Act...ling_provisions
    Jim Leach - Republican
    Roberd Goodlatte - Republican
    Bill Frist - Republican
    Jon Kyl - Republican

    Next time you hear Republicans crying about freedoms being taken away and things getting tacked on to bills being unfair... you know they're full of bullshit and throwing a hissy fit because they're not getting their way.
     
  13. Nathan Drake

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    Gambling isn't a freedom, it isn't a right, it is a way to use money. As Congress is granted power of interstate commerce (as stated above), Congress can use the broad interpretation of this to reach their hands far and wide. Online gambling being done with in the US is a good thing though. Too many people are addicted to gambling, and online gambling was just another way for those people to get their fill outside of an actual casino.

    The Constitution is a tricky thing. In the end, with the interpretation the government likes to use, it basically lets the government do most anything they want to.

    Edit: Before somebody rants about not everybody using online gambling is addicted, etc., etc., yeah, I know. I just don't approve of online gambling in the least, so I tend to have a biased view towards it.
     
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    why don't you try websites out the usa
    i think they will work
     
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