Feds Shut Down Popular Online Poker Site

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Gokken

It's really sad this stuff. And the Full Tilt website is still on black... guess a lot of people would be really pissed because they lost there money. Will this be the end for the online casino business?

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bpstone

How about you focus your attention on the thousands of illegal porn websites scattered across the internet. No, we would rather attack a billion dollar online company because we felt like it. palm*

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Holly Golightly

Sigh, unfortunately, we live in a capitalistic-fascist society. Where time and time again, the government crushes the people's enjoyment. Yet somehow... Casinos are STILL legal. They should go after those scammer websites and protect the people instead. The right to pursuit happiness. They should do a better job protecting the people by shutting down those scammer websites and blocking all porn from homes that have small children. But sometimes we have to put up with these phony pursuits of our government. All because the casinos lobbied congress to make online gambling illegal. Money over people. How backwards!

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joeking

my bro plays full tilt religiously, he must be pissed..

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NineRaven

Wtf. Poker isn't even gambling. Why dont those spooks go do something useful.

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JoeMac3313

Canadians can stay warm from the riot fires in Vancover. 

 

 

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B.A.Frayd

So this is the "hope and change" we were promised? Looks like the same old big-government-controlling bullshit to me...

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Silver925

It's easy to promise "hope and change" when you're on the outside, looking in with rose colored glasses. That all changes once you get 'inside the fence' and find out what rules you'll have no choice but to play by, beacuse the system has been so broken (and corrupt) for so long. Rinse and repeat (roughly) every four years.

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Nimrod

Its entirely more likely that he just came up with those lies to get elected. The dems never had ANY true intent of reversing the Patriot Act and they are just as eager to run amok in the middle east with the corporate military.

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JoeMac3313

G. W. Bush is controlling Puppet Obama

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avenger48

Wait... what the hell kind of kool-aid are you drinking?

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Ghok

Ignoring the alleged crimes of Full Tilt Poker... why is it illegal to begin with?

To protect the people from gambling? To protect the local casinos profits? to protect the revenue the government makes off the local casino?  All of the above? Which is the most important?

Can the government control this type of thing on the internet, and if so, should it? If not, what changes should be made to adjust for this? Gaming industries are traditionally pretty regulated.

I don't really gamble, so I don't really have a horse in this race (hey, good metaphor there!)... but it obviously needs some people working on the answers.

 

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Neufeldt2002

Online gambling is not illegal in North America, it is only illegal in the USA. In Canada we can gamble online, and Full Tilt Poker is still available to us. At least as I am writing this.

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TerribleToaster

People live in Canada?

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Neufeldt2002

In Igloos, gets a little cold in winter, but that is what the Mrs. is for.

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joeking

lol this.

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Caboose

How's your igloo holding up? I had to get a 2nd air conditioner to keep the ice frozen this year.

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Neufeldt2002

Air conditioning is fine, but the dogs don't like pulling the sled in summer.

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Caboose

Ya I hear ya. I gave mine buzzcuts. They're not as grumpy now... Well, on the grass anyway. Once I hit gravel or the road, they aren't happy at all!

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TerribleToaster

And I was so sure Canada was just where the USA stored its stockpile of ice cream. 

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