Online Poker Sites, Department of Justice Reach $731 Million Settlement

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ultrapain

I just love "settlements" like this because you never see how much ends up in the victims' hands. However, you can bet your *** that the bulk of it will stay with the government. What will be done with it? Put a dent in the budget deficit? Ease the burden on tax payers? Distributed nationally to schools in need? Nope. It'll just disappear into the black hole known as the U.S. Government. Will there be any oversight into what's done with the money, how it's distributed, etc.? Again, nope. God bless the U.S.A.

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chop_slap

It'll likely be new board game to educate American familes on the dangers of gambling and marijuana use.

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ultrapain

Bwahahahaha! So true!!!

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Incognito

That's exactly what I was thinking when reading this article.

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Penterax

Welcome to the United States of America, home of the free. That's "free from having to choose because Big Brother government knows what's best for you"!

What, you thought it meant something about personal freedom and the rights of the individual?

Meanwhile, we fall into the greatest recession since the Great Depression because of crooked dealings in Wall Street, our big banks make "organized crime" look like a lemonade-stand business, politicians keep getting free trips to the Bahamas for "conferences"; yes, we are well protected, here in America, by our superiors, who have all proven they can think and act better than those of us who don't hold a public office.

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warptek2010

We're mostly in the hole because of Big Government meddling, protectionism, over regulation of interstate commerce, over regulation of just about any business out there, high corporate taxation, anti-business rhetoric from the Obama administration, Obama-care of which the full effects have not hit the economy but will AFTER the election, off shore drilling and exploration ban, pipiline ban, 5 trillion in debt, QE-I and QE-II of which we have NOTHING to show for it except even more anemic growth.

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jaygregz

I used to love playing on pokerstars. It's ridiculous that I can't spend my money how I see fit. Oh well.. I'm off to carbon poker.

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Incognito

The US Government won't allow it because they can't get a cut of the action, plain and simple.

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tekknyne

"We are delighted we have been able to put this matter behind us, and also secured our ability to operate in the United States of America whenever the regulations allow,"

In other words, buying out the government is a great way to ensure that you can continue to make billions.

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