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Great Newsweek Article - Prohibition II

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by Pinababy69, Oct 19, 2006.

    Oct 19, 2006
  1. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Man, this guy has it pegged perfectly!! I sent him off a quick email to let him know how much I enjoyed reading what he wrote. And the name is so appropriate....Prohibition II.

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  2. Oct 19, 2006
  3. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Ditto!
     
  4. Oct 19, 2006
  5. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Have you read this guy's bio Jetset? Perhaps you're already familiar with him, but I wasn't. Pretty impressive I'd say. He even taught here at the University of Toronto. More awards than you can shake a stick at, including a Pulitzer. I think I'll keep my eyes open for anything else he may pen on the subject.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2006
  7. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Yes - very impressive, and it's a pleasant change to read a piece that doesn't slavishly follow the anti-gambling line taken by so many of these journos who burst into print without actually looking at both sides of the coin and better understanding the subject.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2006
  9. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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  10. Oct 19, 2006
  11. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

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    Good article!

    Thinking about the prohibition just make me realize how fitting the new MG slot 'Dogfather' comming this month is.
    Wonder if it is coincidence or brilliant planning and idea by MG. :thumbsup:

    Zoozie
     
  12. Oct 19, 2006
  13. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    This one is not so good....

    :mad:

    BAD NEWS FROM NETELLER

    Isle of Man financial company will obey US rulings on online gambling transactions, but for now US players can continue to use the facilities

    In an abrupt change of policy today (Thursday) Neteller, the Isle of Man registered online money transfer firm, said it would comply with new US regulations that prohibit internet gambling sites taking money from US residents.

    According to a Reuters news bulletin, the company said it would comply with the Act to ensure that it can continue to operate with the support of its commercial partners and to protect its shareholders, business partners, employees and reputation.

    However, Neteller added that some areas of the Act remain unclear, particularly the obligations of financial transaction providers such as itself.

    "This uncertainty should be largely resolved when the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issue the regulations they are required to prescribe within 270 days," said a spokesman for the group.

    Neteller added that while waiting for clarification, US-resident customers are able to use its service as normal. Non-US customers are not affected at all by the legislative changes and the non-US business will continue to operate as normal.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2006
  15. cipher

    cipher Banned member - being a jerk

    Hi Jet:

    I seen this one coming with the first press release from NETELLER. It reminded me way too much of the little boy whistling in the dark as he was about to pee his pants from being scared to death. NETELLER is TOAST!

    Have a good one.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2006
  17. Mister

    Mister Full Member

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    huh ????

    A chunk of my hopes just went away...I wish'd Neteller could have waited until after the elections in November...So now what does
    US-resident customers are able to use its service as normal. mean ?
    They can use Neteller for now so long as its not going to online gaming sites ?

    I'm going to go lie down and take some exedrin tension headache pills...I need to regroup. Maybe if I fall asleep for an hour, some good news will pile back up...
     
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  19. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    :what:

    i'm confused.

    the way i read this Neteller is going to continue to operate as usual until the federal reserve sorts things out. won't that take months to happen?
     
  20. Oct 19, 2006
  21. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    I can't log into neteller this morning...


    OK - They are back up now... what a heart rush...
     
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  23. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    That's the way I interpret this, too. But long term this is going to make things that much more difficult. It would have been nice to see at least one powerful company showing some real resistance.
     
  24. Oct 19, 2006
  25. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    This may not actually be as bad as it looks.

    For the time being, Neteller operates as normal - pending the 270 days in which the Fed has to come up with guidelines on how to implement the necessary procedures to block payments from US residents.

    But, as some of you may recall, it is commonly believed that the Fed will never be able to come up with these guidelines within the time limit - not to mention the fact that the banks are still railing against this legislation.

    Many people believe that the financial institutions will not see the required guidance from the Fed any time soon. I sure hope that in the intervening time period, the NEW representatives in Congress wake up and smell the roses!
     
  26. Oct 19, 2006
  27. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    I admire your optimism, Ted! :thumbsup:
     
  28. Oct 19, 2006
  29. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    I used to belong to the "glass is half-empty" camp. Also known as "greener on the other side" camp.

    Every now and then I stray back over, but for the most part I think I've learned how to see the better side of things.
     
  30. Oct 19, 2006
  31. Mister

    Mister Full Member

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    Hope Springs Eternal

    Thank you JetSet and Spearmaster for shedding some thought on that...For now, I'm going to force my optimism meter back up...Seems like its becoming more of a Jedi mind trick and I'm not very good at it..haha.
     
  32. Oct 19, 2006
  33. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Perhaps Darth Vader can help you.... :)
     
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  34. Oct 19, 2006
  35. Darem1

    Darem1 Experienced Member

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    Speaking of wishful thinking

    Speaking of wishful thinking, I changed my avatar. And no, not even close!:D
    Sorry to hear about Neteller. I had taken out my $$ but was intending to use them again in the no so distant future if I could find a decent casino to accept this sinner from the USA!
     
  36. Oct 19, 2006
  37. cipher

    cipher Banned member - being a jerk

    Hi Spear:

    At best it's a looooooong shot that any of these bone heads even have the capacity to wake up and smell the roses.

    Have a good one.
     
  38. Oct 20, 2006
  39. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Well, hopefully we're talking about NEW boneheads after the elections... and secondly, I can just see the Fed dropping its efforts to defend the dollar just so they can get this new Prohibition banking legislation ready.... um, not :D
     

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