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4.18.2011

Not Sure What The Reaction To This Story Is

I don't know if the public will be outraged, apathetic, or supportive.  I know online poker is big business (although I don't think I have a single friend who plays it), but most of these companies moved their operations overseas.  Now the U.S. shuts down their sites, issues indictments, and tries to confiscate their money.

Not to mention the millions of citizens who had credit balances with these companies who will now never get paid.

Since this is Tax Day, perhaps legalizing it and taxing it might be a better idea?

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have no problem with legalizing and taxing online poker if it can be clean! We need the revenue.

Like booze the addiction is the heartbreaker. Know of several WC folks who have lost it all at the local poker tables. They didn't know when to quit.

Bacon Scale said...

Putting a tax on it is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

You need new friends, online poker is like fantasy football...

Quentin the Cowboy

Remote Controller said...

Whether it is an addiction or not, I don't care. The government shouldn't control free market.

Online gambling is no different then horse racing, lottery, sweepstakes or raffling. It should be legal.

Anonymous said...

Tax, tax and more tax, spring is here and we hear the liberal mating call once again.

You might want pay attention with the US credit rating being down graded and the stock market tanking.

Standard and Poor must have just realized who is living in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Would you play poker with people you don't know over the telephone?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the line to buy scratchers will get bigger? Gotta get the fix somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Gambling winnings are already taxed. Any income for that matter - whether legal or not, is also taxed.

How is it that Obama can be worse than Bush at "moralizing" us?

Anonymous said...

I guess you could say that the players lost that hand.

Anonymous said...

Is the Rhome City Council behind this?