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    Larry Sinclair
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    Will the Democrats Really Help Online Gambling?

    The online gambling industry is counting on a Democratic administration. After all, it's the Republican party who insisted on having Internet gambling prohibition as part of their platform.

    But one industry analyst says he has had enough of all this talk that Democrats will bring about the change the industry so desperately needs.

    "So the people who take the bets are betting on McCain? Not Obama, who everyone in the i-gaming world seems to think will usher in an era of gaming bliss?," one operator states. He wished not to be identified.

    "I always find it interesting that i-gaming people believe that an Obama administration and Democrat super-majority Congress would lead to looser restrictions on gaming.

    "What do Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oregon have in common? Answer: Democratic governors and/or Democratic-controlled state legislatures...and state laws that explicitly outlaw Internet gambling.

    "Hey, wasn't Obama a member of the IL state legislature? Was he present for that vote? When did it happen. And isn't Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts one of Obama's campaign chairs? Didn't he propose making gambling on the Internet a crime punishable by two years in jail and a $25,000 fine? And if there is a state that "needs the money" and has a city (New Orleans) noted for its indulgences, isn't it a post-Katrina Louisana? And one can hardly say that Oregon's is a bastion of social conservatives.

    "And by the way, Nevada has a state law against Internet gambling, too (though the state does support a NAS-like study of i-gaming).

    Of course there is that little tidbit that Democratic running mate Joe Biden's son, Hunter, was working as a lobbyist for PartyGaming.

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    Won't make a bit of difference. Online gambling will never be legalized in the United States. Ever. I still say if the Congress was presented a plan that said "you legalize online gambling, you could wipe out the federal deficit completely" I'm telling you they still wouldn't do it.

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    No administration, donkey or elephant, will lead the way until all of the right people are paid off. You will need a very highly organized group like MALB -- Mothers Against Local Bookies -- teamed with some renegade casino/resort mogul from Vegas to realize that opening their operations on-line is a frickin' gold mine even with the payoff to local, state and national politicians plus a willing media to run with the MALB storyline part of it to get it done.

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    Agreed, Willie. We should start our own party.

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    No, they will not help.

    But, they are less likely to do further harm.

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    Vegas donates way to much money to Politicians

    Forget it

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    welcome aboard son. post #1 of many

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Sinclair View Post
    "I always find it interesting that i-gaming people believe that an Obama administration and Democrat super-majority Congress would lead to looser restrictions on gaming.
    Which i-gaming people? Talk to major players, you won't hear that.

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    Barney Frank is the only prominent Democrat I can think of that tried to legalize online gaming.

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    They probably won't legalize the gambling, but they won't do anything about the law that made it harder to move money either that was judged un-enforcable. My hope is on Delaware. I think when they get there Democratic govener they will legalize sports betting, the respective house and senate are alreay for it, it was just the republican govenor that was going to veto it before.

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    If they could tax it, they'd legalize it

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