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CNN to run gambling series next week

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by spearmaster, Oct 13, 2006.

    Oct 13, 2006
  1. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Ok guys... call to arms.

    I was watching CNN just now as they reported on the "online gambling bill" - with barely a mention of the Safe Ports Act.

    Maggie Lake, the reporter covering the issue, wasn't entirely accurate with her assertion that the lawmakers passed the bill ostensibly to protect the young - that view is very narrow and uninformed.

    Nevertheless - it is clear that a raw nerve has been exposed, I did not expect that CNN would run a series on this issue. It was announced just after Maggie Lake's report - and it will start on Monday.

    Anyone got anything to say - let them know now. Perhaps you'll be on CNN! LOL...

    The first airing of the "Gambling Series" will be at midnight GMT on Monday.

    edit -> The show I was watching was "World Business Today" on CNN International - hosted by Todd Benjamin. So obviously I am not certain they will run the gambling series on CNN US - but they OUGHT to be. Nevertheless - you can always try to reach Maggie Lake as she is based in New York (Todd Benjamin is in London).

    edit 2 ->As of this hour, the "Online Gambling Bill" is the LEAD story on World Business Today. It's 3:30PM EST.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2006
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  2. Oct 13, 2006
  3. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

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    Fox news internatinal just ran one. Made me so mad. The title of the story was Internet Gamnling now illegal. They focused on how it effects underage gamblers,....shess, if they kne anything they would know you need ID at almost every casino to make a withdrawl.

    They said they expect some court challenges in regards to this and the constitution, and priavcy invasion lawsuits. Said that the pro will still find a way to gamble, but the new gambler will not.

    Amatrine
     
  4. Oct 13, 2006
  5. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

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    I've played at over 100 gambling sites and only had to supply an ID at less than 10 of those.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2006
  7. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

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    Wow really? I have had to supply at all but one,lol

    Ama
     
  8. Oct 14, 2006
  9. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    In my experience the mainstream media always love a good gambling story - especially if it's a negative issue like underage activity or corrupt gamblers stealing from their companies.

    Nevertheless, whenever there is an opportunity to present the other side of the coin or challenge inaccurate or biased statements I believe we should do so.

    Thanks for the heads-up, Spear!
     
  10. Oct 14, 2006
  11. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

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    Well I sent in my thoughts :)
     
  12. Oct 15, 2006
  13. happygobrokey

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    does cnn have real time on screen text messaging?
     
  14. Oct 16, 2006
  15. liquidsoap

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    CNN will blow this out of proportion
    Only an informed gambler can really make a good arguement against the new bill and I doubt anyone on CNN is an informed gambler.
    And its a free country is not that good of an arguement :)
     
  16. Oct 17, 2006
  17. Rollo

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    It's going to be a big propagandathon to be sure.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2006
  19. dominique

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    Check this out, Jim Lehrer report:

    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    pick "all bets off"
     
  20. Oct 17, 2006
  21. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    I saw the first part of the Gambling Series - mosly rehash, though they did bring Frank Catania on. Not much to get excited about.

    Part II is tonight - a look at the effect on Gibraltar. Again, doesn't sound that exciting, but I will watch.
     
  22. Oct 19, 2006
  23. Simmo!

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    ...and?
     
  24. Oct 19, 2006
  25. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Very boring. No interview with Ed Ware :)

    Basically, the report said that Gib is still growing, despite some problems with those licensees with US exposure. There was an interview with Victor Chandler that was slightly interesting.
     

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