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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:28 pm

PokerIsGambling wrote:Hey I'm GF roommate and he's been telling me about this thread while I've been bitching about our government and how it's harmed millions of people who enjoy playing poker in the privacy of their homes and I can only assume he's been watching Glee.

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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby Jimboozie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:09 pm

lol the old luck vs skill debate (or a variation of it).

bottom line: poker is a game of chance with an element of skill. anybody who thinks it isn't gambling is sorely mistaken.

you guys would prob cringe if i told you how much money i had tied up right now between stars and ftp.
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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby wrveres » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:40 am

wrveres wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Anyone have any insight as to where things go from here? I have somewhere around $400 tied up in Full Tilt. I recognize that's not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm a 22 year old college kid, so it's not pennies.
its going federal. cus they are not crooks. ;-7

The D.C. Council on Tuesday took a first step toward legalizing online poker and fantasy sports gambling through the city lottery by tucking the proposal into a massive bill aimed at plugging a $200 million budget gap. With budget talks roiling at the both the local and national levels, the council, by an 11-2 vote, passed an amendment — with little notice or public input — that would define the D.C. Lottery to include both “games of skill and games of chance.” Introduced by at-large Democrat Michael A. Brown, the amendment would establish a private computer network run by the D.C. Lottery that would allow customers to play poker online as long as they were playing in the District. Mr. Brown said his proposal would raise more than $13.5 million by the end of 2014.


Its gonna start in the States first, but it shouldn't be long till we have the US Department of Poker with some 10,000 unionized employees. #creatingjobs ;-7
You can't have government bookies, regulating themselves.

This is gonna be fun ..

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44136185

It’s an idea gaining currency around the country: virtual gambling as part of the antidote to local budget woes. The District of Columbia is the first to legalize it, while Iowa is studying it, and bills are pending in places like California and Massachusetts. (in NJ, Gov. Christie vetoed another bill)

The states say they will put safeguards in place to deal with the potential social ills. And they say they need the money from online play, which will supplement the taxes they already receive from gambling at horse tracks, poker houses and brick-and-mortar casinos.
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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:21 am

wrveres wrote:Its gonna start in the States first, but it shouldn't be long till we have the US Department of Poker with some 10,000 unionized employees. #creatingjobs ;-7
You can't have government bookies, regulating themselves.


LOL Willy, yes you can.
New Zealand's major betting agency is government owned, and most of Australia's used to be (or still are).

MOAR GOVERNMENT FTW. :-b
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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:19 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:Its gonna start in the States first, but it shouldn't be long till we have the US Department of Poker with some 10,000 unionized employees. #creatingjobs ;-7
You can't have government bookies, regulating themselves.


LOL Willy, yes you can.
New Zealand's major betting agency is government owned, and most of Australia's used to be (or still are).

MOAR GOVERNMENT FTW. :-b

How much revenue does it create for you?
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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:06 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:Its gonna start in the States first, but it shouldn't be long till we have the US Department of Poker with some 10,000 unionized employees. #creatingjobs ;-7
You can't have government bookies, regulating themselves.


LOL Willy, yes you can.
New Zealand's major betting agency is government owned, and most of Australia's used to be (or still are).

MOAR GOVERNMENT FTW. :-b

How much revenue does it create for you?


Me personally? Not a lot ;-7
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Re: Feds target online poker sites

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:24 pm

The government receives about $122 million a year from gaming duties as well as $68 million in GST (1995 Internal Affairs Discussion Document).


http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/health/gambling/gaming-industry.aspx

Dat sum socialist goberment policy or does it just make perfect sense?
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