Monday, August 02, 2010

Online Gambling

Buried in this Time's article about a forthcoming merger of online gambling giants is some news regarding the U.S. reverting the constraints put on gaming in 2006. While I've never once placed an online bet, I've always taken the stance that others have and instead of having the government ignore it, let's make it legal and tax it. Why try to ignore a billion dollar business?

Would I engage in online gaming if it was backed by a reputable vendor and wouldn't get me thrown in prison? Yes, I'd be willing to place a few small bets. When in Vegas, I tend to wager a few $10 bets (hardly ever any more than that). If I had the opportunity to do something similar from the comforts of my garage, I'd be all for it.

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