DOJ Online Gaming Sites

P.V.

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With the recent news of the DOJ running an online payment processing company utilized by several gaming sites, what's to keep them from operating an online casino, or poker site etc.?

Does anyone think it's happening online now?

If so who could be the DOJ casino and if not why couldn't this happen per recent events unfolding?
 

Simmo!

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Not sure they would really want to. Firstly, online gambling isn't illegal at a Federal level despite the mainstream media commonly mis-reporting that it is, so punters in most States aren't breaking the law.

Secondly, the PR surrounding arresting players, US citizens, for gambling online would probably be seen as representative of a repressive society and anyway, if it's not illegal, what grounds would they have?

Finally, it's pretty well accepted I think that many States *want* regulated online gambling to help them recover from recession and to send out the message that online gambling is illegal would ultimately undo all the good (depending on your perspective) work the DOJ are doing trying to clear the foreign operators out of the space ahead of the US businesses coming online.
 

rockycatt

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i hope they run a poker and casino site :notworthy v those effing idiots will go down in the next testament as the buffoons of all times

we got tornadoes and floods like in the first book
 

lnspin

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If the DOJ or US Govt ran a gambling website, they would be bankrupt in 3 months, fing idiots cant do anything right.

Funny, cant gamble online but crack dealers run rampant in some of our cities. If they would put all this effort into the war on terrorism or the war on drugs we would live in a great country.
 

footdr

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real issue is

how many forums have they infiltrated to gain information. So, I suggest we don't post anything they may find useful in their quest:eek2:
 

EndofEsau

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how many forums have they infiltrated to gain information. So, I suggest we don't post anything they may find useful in their quest:eek2:

LOL...C'mon they have cameras that automatically IDs you when you are driving down the interstate or visit a walmart. There isn't nothing that gets posted on the internet they aren't aware of. NOTHING!!!!
 

rockycatt

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they got folders on us all then they got face book to follow up on us

how many forums have they infiltrated to gain information. So, I suggest we don't post anything they may find useful in their quest:eek2:

but im born and bred from old school USA god bless ruby ridge


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how many forums have they infiltrated to gain information. So, I suggest we don't post anything they may find useful in their quest:eek2:

I disagree.

It's not the players they're after - those al-qaeda backed poker rooms and taliban-owned sportsbooks are the evil-doers here.

It would be political suicide to go after the punter and they know it....after all someone who spends $100 a week can hardly be framed as a money launderer.

Anyway, we are all just usernames discussing stuff and there's nothing criminal about that, and I doubt there's anything we know that they don't already.
 

X-Raided

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Not sure they would really want to. Firstly, online gambling isn't illegal at a Federal level despite the mainstream media commonly mis-reporting that it is, so punters in most States aren't breaking the law.

Secondly, the PR surrounding arresting players, US citizens, for gambling online would probably be seen as representative of a repressive society and anyway, if it's not illegal, what grounds would they have?

Finally, it's pretty well accepted I think that many States *want* regulated online gambling to help them recover from recession and to send out the message that online gambling is illegal would ultimately undo all the good (depending on your perspective) work the DOJ are doing trying to clear the foreign operators out of the space ahead of the US businesses coming online.


This sounds extremely logical. :thumbsup:
 

Mousey

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With the recent news of the DOJ running an online payment processing company utilized by several gaming sites, what's to keep them from operating an online casino, or poker site etc.?

Does anyone think it's happening online now?

If so who could be the DOJ casino and if not why couldn't this happen per recent events unfolding?

I can assure you, they learned a heck of lot more about the things they wanted to learn by running the fake processor, than they ever would from opening a casino.
 
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