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Should online gambling be illegal?

L.A. Times 2013/02/22 23:00:00
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Already home to a major gaming industry, Nevada is preparing to take its expertise online after officials rapidly approved a law to become the first state in the nation to authorize what could become one of the most lucrative gambling markets still to be tapped.

At the bill signing held in the same Capitol room where lawmakers legalized gambling some 80 years ago, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval formally put his signature to the law Thursday. By quickly moving the bill through the Legislature, Nevada gets ahead of rival New Jersey in the race to win the first slot in the online poker business, where billions of dollars are being wagered domestically and tens of billions of dollars are bet from around the world.

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  • Mark Twain 2013/07/26 21:52:11
    Yes
    Mark Twain
    If you can trade stocks on line then you should damn well be able to gamble online,,,I know one guy that set up a casino in the Netherland Antillies. He was more honest than those scumbags on Wall street.
  • T. James H 2013/04/06 16:02:15
  • polock 2013/03/17 01:22:52
    No
    polock
    it will lead to too many bankrupt people who simply sit at the computer and paly, it will be too easy to lose a fortune they don't have.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/03/12 03:23:29
  • YO 2013/03/11 20:58:45
    No
    YO
    Not if you can regulate it, so kids don't get into it, or bad guys don't try to get one's credit card no., and drain their accounts, and the IRS gets its share of taxes collected on the winnings. The last time I was in 'Vegas, a man got a heck of a jackpot on a cash-payout slot machine. Within seconds after the last coin dropped into the pan, a staff member gave him a plastic device to stack his coins,and a form to sign to let the IRS know what he won and give them an idea what to charge for taxes. Lord knows we can use the $, to the tune of 16 trillion.
  • codie.paul 2013/03/06 18:35:10 (edited)
    No
    codie.paul
    Wow more people for yes. I guess i can understand that with all the addicted or obsessed. But people do have a right to gamble online just like they do anywhere. Its just a matter of self-control. If online gambling should be illegal then so should it be anywhere. But again i dont see that happening, especially with all the money it makes.
  • Jesferkicks 2013/03/05 02:17:13
    Yes
    Jesferkicks
    All gambling should be legal.
  • Dave 007 2013/03/03 12:45:27
    No
    Dave 007
    The Casino's would suffer Big Time if it was legal.
  • Dan 2013/03/03 06:15:59 (edited)
    Yes
    Dan
    Oops, meant to click no! It should legal.
  • masondog1 2013/03/03 00:17:25
    No
    masondog1
    The majority of people who gamble do not come out ahead. If so, there would not be casinos or gambling, I have seen grown men crying after losing their savings and large amount of cash. It is an addiction which will lead you down the road to destruction
  • andrea 2013/03/01 05:48:51
    No
    andrea
    taxed.
  • addie 2013/02/28 18:14:49
    No
    addie
    idk
    There are a lot of sleazy practices when the law knows can easily locate the owners, online the businesses would be hard to regulate maybe.
  • cyborg48 2013/02/28 17:58:02
    No
    cyborg48
    HELL NO!
  • Spyro 2013/02/28 17:46:29
    No
    Spyro
    I'm good at poker. lol
  • ticlo7 2013/02/28 17:44:07 (edited)
    No
    ticlo7
    If people want to waste their money like that, let them. It's their choice afterall.
  • Commander Pyle 2013/02/28 17:19:50
    No
    Commander Pyle
    +1
    It's a personal responsibility. This industry can attack those who have no self control or idea what they are doing. That is when you take away their credit cards or put a cap on it. It can really destroy certain groups. That is why if you are a family member, you should make it an issue to ensure they are financially stable.
  • Not A Crybaby Richard <3Fre... 2013/02/28 17:14:45
    No
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    As long as it's fair!
  • Matt 2013/02/28 14:57:14 (edited)
    No
    Matt
    Much of the online gambling originates in foreign countries where there is no regulating its honesty or odds. Much income tax collection is lost from it also.

    This is all due to the fact that there is no "paper trail", much like our voting machines.
    voting machine slot machine
  • Nudenz 2013/02/28 11:18:49
    No
    Nudenz
    First of all. Interesting phrasing of the question. It was almost loaded.
    Should online gambling be illegal because Nevada has legalised it?
    Um!
    Any country claiming to be a democracy should not be curtailing its citizens freedoms unless those freedoms interfere with the freedoms of others.
  • beach bum 2013/02/28 10:14:29
    No
    beach bum
    no as long as it can be taxed
  • Darr247 2013/02/28 10:13:31
    Yes
    Darr247
    With a $10 credit limit per day.
  • jerry lekalakala 2013/02/28 08:43:07
    No
    jerry lekalakala
    NO
  • Leslie Goudy 2013/02/28 05:21:44
    No
    Leslie Goudy
    +1
    Why not/
  • Gwen 2013/02/28 04:44:03
    Yes
    Gwen
    and that would help the unemployment situation because people will be needed to police these laws.
  • Red Rage 2013/02/28 00:48:23
    No
    Red Rage
    +1
    People, mind your own business, live and let live...NO NEED FOR MORE BIG GOVERNMENT DICTATING OUR LIVES.
  • DrRenovation 2013/02/27 23:13:04
    No
    DrRenovation
    Life,Liberty,and the Pursuit of Happiness!
  • Maleficent 2013/02/27 21:30:33
    No
    Maleficent
    +1
    not until someone wants to do something stupid and take it away for everyone.
  • Cleaver62 2013/02/27 20:51:19
    No
    Cleaver62
    +1
    I don't think so but most other people do. It just seems like way too many people get some form of pleasure out of flushing their hard earned money down the toilet. I don't understand it but it is the truth.
  • Zach055 2013/02/27 19:33:05
  • Gwen Zach055 2013/02/28 04:44:44
    Gwen
    isn't against the law to burn money in public
  • Zach055 Gwen 2013/03/01 00:34:43
  • Gwen Zach055 2013/03/01 04:26:11
    Gwen
    so running around with a tomahawk saying "kill kill" should be legal too?
  • Zach055 Gwen 2013/03/03 04:02:45
  • Gwen Zach055 2013/03/04 03:41:06
    Gwen
    true.
  • Zoomie 2013/02/27 19:14:26
    Yes
    Zoomie
    +1
    Yes but only with serious supervision and regulation, with strong enforcement and punishment...

    Too easy to steal from the gamblers without strong supervision...
  • CKarliner 2013/02/27 17:40:58
    Yes
    CKarliner
    +1
    Oh yeah they should have a chop chop square and chop off all fingers when gaming online poker. I am NOT speaking of the gamblers but have heard people can hack and "play" the system much easier with online gambling. Thos are the folks that deserve their hands hacked.
    PS I am being facetious in a sense but still though not a gambler I despise cheaters bigtime
  • labeettitley 2013/02/27 16:51:54
    Yes
    labeettitley
    +2
    Gambling is just another ADDICTION that DESTROYS FAMILES! Don't send it into CYBER-SPACE!!!!!!!
  • mmanultra 2013/02/27 16:31:05
    No
    mmanultra
    People are free to cheat others... we can only hope they learn right from wrong... separate the morally gray into all things, and no things (black & white).
  • mickey.logan.9 2013/02/27 16:27:19
    No
    mickey.logan.9
    Really tired of the government restricting what we can do with our property (and then taking it away from us at whim).
  • JCD aka "biz" 2013/02/27 14:51:41
    Yes
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    And that includes online bank trading.
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