Your Own Personal Internet
The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked 11 to 11 on an amendment inserting some very basic net neutrality provisions into a moving telecommunications bill.
Now that is a really very scary thought... No joke... I hope all you eligible voters get busy this November.Mousey said:Then I remembered that Stevens and other totally clueless politicians are the people deciding what I can and can't do on the internet.
trips to win said:BTW: As I type, the Seneca Indian Casino near me is being fined for illegally fixing the payout percentage on their slot machines. They have been fined in the past for rigging their bingo vehicle promotions (tribal members were driving 99% of the vehicles) and they have been caught numerous times for their shady "rip-off/pull tab" ticket antics. Where is the legislation to keep these guys on the up and up? Why are there no bills being passed to protect the players at these "legalized" gambling gyp joints?
trips to win said:the National Indian Gaming Commission is a Federal Agency that oversees tribal gaming. The government doesn't get their piece of the pie? hmmmmm-
As for all Indian casinos not being as shady as the Seneca casino, how would anyone know for sure? Fixing slot pay out percentages isn't that hard to do. I have done it many times before.
winbig said:If they really wanted to protect Americans, they'd ban something more horrific than online gambling...namely, child porn.
I don't see them lifting a finger to do so though - imagine that.
craig_AA said:...but a stricter line on online gaming is called for and must be introduced before many others lose everything they have.
Simmo! said:Aside from which, if their motivation for the Bills is to prevent gambling addiction, as they laughingly claim, they wouldn't exclude lotteries and horse betting. That's the giveaway that addiction, "values" and protection for their voting public are not even concerns.
craig_AA said:i dont know if its the same in america but has limited power as to what it can do with these privatised industries its prob the same in the US...
WOW!! DOUBLE THE TAKE OF NEVADA GAMBLING!!!!!
craig_AA said:Ill people can afford to lose the money they are spending..now a agree to a point about child porn,and other sick stuff that goes on through the internet but lets face it theres billions of $ gambled weekly on the net and not a quickretort to that would be well why dont they stop..simple reason >>>addiction...it is so easy to get addicted to internet gaming esp poker that 100s if not 1000s of people have lost a lot in there lives and the majority of gaming companies do not care where they $ comes from or the people that are losing it..i think it is unfair that the government wants to ban all online gaming in america what they need to do is regulate it with severely strict rules on it..for exampl sites like im using this as an exampl www.betfair.com here in the UK you can ban yourself forever if you want and have no way of getting back on..ALL sites should be like that and banks also must take responsibilities and i am glad visa and m/c have decided to call a stop on online gaming.
Recently in scotland there was a man charged with 17 counts of fraud he used his parents credit cards on the net and lost 157,000 GBPabout $300,000 in a cpl hours ..thats an extreme case but i gurantee for every single person out there that gambles normally theres 10 people who bet online more than they can afford. i wish all sites were like betfair or governement regulated so they were forced into some action regarding self exclusion.i know a man who tried a lot of times to get banned from prima network but they just let him openand open and open multiple acounts before he lost his car,house and family through online poker. gambling is an addiction that noone else can see if your an alcoholic then everyone can see but thats where gambling is worse cos on the outside you can be A ok but on the inside there is a lot of major problems..
So in conclusion US governemnts gone too far but a stricter line on online gaming is called for and must be introduced before many others lose everything they have.