Tavish wrote:Unpopular view coming:
I don't see how this can be much of a bad thing, for both the groups wanting to curtail gambling and those wanting to gamble online. By tightening restrictions on offshore you do more to ensure that Internet gambling companies are subject to US regulations (including consumer protections).
If the government had a plan to organize, regulate, and open up internet gambling for U.S. citizens, then I'd agree. They don't though. All they are doing is trying to stop internet gaming.
The problem is that the poker sites are regulated. They know without being regulated, they wouldn't have players. It's also a matter of that the "house" doesn't care who wins each hand, the "house" gets a percentage of the pot. Wouldn't make any sense at all for an online poker room to be "rigged".
A casino is a totally different animal though, and could quite easily be rigged or corrupt.
I'd also point out that Texas Hold 'Em is not gambling, regardless of what the politicians think. Hold 'Em is a game of skill. Sure, as with anything in life, luck plays a small part in anything. However, the good players will beat the bad players on the overall and in the long run. Skill is a much bigger factor than luck when it comes to Hold 'Em, so it shouldn't even be put in the same catagory as gambling.
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