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The Federal Government's War Against Online Poker

I would like to hear your thoughts about the government's attacks against online poker, including the recent seizure of 30 million dollars of player's money. I also hope that you will invite representatives from the Poker Players Alliance to come on and discuss their efforts to keep online poker accessible to American players.

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Didnt know that the govt grabbed players' funds. That theft is the justice dept's reward for doing the b+m casino-bribed lawmakers' dirty work.

      • WillWill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Idiocy, pure money grab by the liberal administration of a failed President. Wake up people the government is owned and run by us not the liberals.

      • thebonobozthebonoboz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        State forfeiture law allows police and prosecutors to seize "suspicious" assets whether or not the owner has been convicted of a crime, and The Star investigation last year revealed that the money effectively served as a slush fund in some counties. One police department was spending the money without the county council's permission. Another was seizing cash from motorists under agreements signed on the side of the road -- without entering a courtroom.

      • KyleKyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Legalize poker for the people, and the the government. Stop fighting to suppress a game that can make the government ALOT of money. Stop trying to tell me what you think is right for me. My interests are my interests, and if you're getting a slice of the winnings take it and please let me do as I please.

      • DKDK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Legalize and regulate online poker. It is a skill game millions of americans enjoy. It is NOT A SLOT MACHINE, I am sick of government taking away personal liberty based on what they think is best for us to do in our own homes. Dammit I work for a living, its MY money, MY hobby, MY personal responsibility. We need help, poker players are being mislabeled as gambling addicts and all they want is to enjoy their lifelong favorite skill game.

      • Robert SimmonsRobert Simmons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        First of all the justice department is not at war with anybody for they are merely bandits whom will use any excuse at hand to stick their hand in your pocket. Just look at what they did to neteller ( over $100,000,000 ) was stolen there because the online poker sites wouldn't pay off.The DOJ is not concerned about right or wrong or else they would have cleaned up the very corrupt and dishonest poker rooms which exist in most major casinos throughout America . No what they do is strictly business as usual just ask Amway or Herbal life whom were ran by intelligent people that realized what was going on when the bite was put on them and chose to pay off. Microsoft made the mistake of thinking that their problem with DOJ was a matter of right or wrong and so tried to fight it , it is extremely difficult to win a case against your opponent when they get to pick the judge and potential jurors. And last but not least I was a winning poker and blackjack player for thirty years but have come to realize I can no longer beata game as crooked as what is being offered to players now both online and off.

      • Sam HoughSam Hough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        On-the-take ex-Senator Al D'Amato is a big proponent of online poker and a highly paid lobbyist for it. What does that tell you about the type of people who push for online gambling?

      • dmzunigadmzuniga commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Congress will regulate and tax EVERYTHING that it can; it will bring in all the trillions it can, and grease palms in your school district, city, county, and state. As Judge Napolitano has taught for many years: our government is corrupt and lawless. Now We the People have a way to fight back lawfully, peacefully, and POWERFULLY...
        www.myamericaagain.org

      • dmzunigadmzuniga commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Nasty MacNabby",

        That's a very good overview of the income tax issue. I made a copy of the PDF.

        An even more complete treatment of the issue, illustrating why there were an estimated 67 million non-filers as of 2005, is The Tax Honesty Primer:

        www.taxhonestyprimer.blogspot.com

      • anonymousanonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I THINK THAT IS B.S..... I THINK THE ONLY REASON THEY TOOK THAT 30 MIL WAS SO THEY CAN HAVE MORE MONEY TO FUND THERE NONSENSE PROGRAMS.....

      • Dean GeddesDean Geddes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a topic that my friends and I are very interested in. We are very excited about watching it discussed on your show.

      • RiverAnAceRiverAnAce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Abraham Lincoln said:

        "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. "

        To those of you wanting to do away with online poker because someone you know has a gambling problem: Making online poker illegal is not going to stop your friend from having a gambling problem. It may very well place them in jail. Guess what, they will still gamble in jail. Is this going to make you happy? There is as many people with shopping problems as there is with gambling problems. Should we stop shopping on the internet for everyone to protect those with a shopping problem? Do you want to give up everything in your life that someone else has a problem with? Do you want the government deciding what you spend your entertainment money on? How about what groceries you can buy? Some people can't seperate tv from reality. Do you want the government to decide to do away with any show those people would try to imitate? Once you set back and let the government steal my freedom in the name of protecting a few from themselves, soon enough they will do the same to your freedom.

        When will the government stop harassing us and go after the murderers, rapist and thieves? We are in the land of the free as the government dictates we can be.

      • me.yahoo.com/a/WqBa_nAToJTxBWSycASAaSbn_yb8W3bHme.yahoo.com/a/WqBa_nAToJTxBWSycASAaSbn_yb8W3bH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Online poker has been proven to be a game of skill in the court of law, yet it is being falsely categorized and attacked as gambling. Online Poker has not been subject to the 1961 Wire Act, yet the DOJ in NY has decided to make a name for himself by attacking not the coffers of the online poker industry but the average American poker player. This is outrageous and misguided. More than 6% of the U.S. population regularly plays poker and we want to be regulated and taxed. We want a safe environment to enjoy our game. And for those who worry about underage gambling and "rogue" casinos, there is no safer insurance to prvent it than a regulated online gaming industry.

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