Online Gambling to be made illegal
Another form of government regulation and placating the demands of the American Gaming Association. The House is debating a bill that would clairfy existing law by spelling out that Internet gambling is illegal. The legislation would forbid credit cards and other forms of payment from being used to settle online wagers and would allow authorities to work with Internet providers to block access to gambling web sites.
Essentially, it forces the wannabe gambler to fly to Las Vegas to place a legal bet on any sporting game in the world. However, it is more convenient to go online and place a bet from your own home.
Strange enough, professional sports leagues like the bill saying that web wagering hurts their integrity. So Las Vegas betting is ok? I rather think Las Vegas has some sort of "agreement" with the professional sports leagues.
Conservatives want a ban because of moral reasons. Obviously.
It is the digital age. Las Vegas does not want to lose their customers to Internet sites. Instead, it should embrace the Internet and compete. Government should not ban gambling. If a person wants to gamble their house away, that's fine. It is their choice and their responsiblity.
CNN.com - Online gambling faces full House