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  • Washington takes Internet Gambling into its Own Hands

    "Online gambling has been an ongoing legal issue for the federal government, but Washington State has recently decided to take matters into their own hands. The Seattle PI reports, 'Beginning next month [June 7th], Washington residents who play poker or make other types of wagers on the Internet will be committing a Class C felony, equivalent under the law to possessing child pornography, threatening the governor or torturing an animal. Although the head of the state Gambling Commission says it is unlikely that individual online gamblers will be targeted for arrest, the new law carries stiff penalties: as much as five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.'"

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...38251&from=rss
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  • #2
    Guess it's off to Vegas for anyone playing poker in Washington.
    Ready for the friggen season already!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NASurfer
      I'll just hit the Indian casino.

      If they have casinos there, then there shouldn't be anything illegal about online poker. Guess it's just the government wanting their piece.
      Ready for the friggen season already!

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      • #4
        Unenforcable, unless they monitor your computer.


        Which means you must be on their list for something else already.


        EDIT:


        Wait....


        They are calling this the equivalent of child porn or terroristic threats?


        UNBELIEVEABLE!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jared
          Unenforcable, unless they monitor your computer.


          Which means you must be on their list for something else already.


          EDIT:


          Wait....


          They are calling this the equivalent of child porn or terroristic threats?


          UNBELIEVEABLE!

          Yea it is...imagine Joe Schmoe sitting behind his comp with a full house....here they come busting down the door....FREEZE dirtbag......what a friggen joke!
          Ready for the friggen season already!

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          • #6
            Yet his neighbor over there looking at pics of some kid would probably get by without being noticed...

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            ARTICLE VI: I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States Of America.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NASurfer
              As far as I can tell, native land is considered foreign territory with different laws and such. Ciggarettes and alcohol are cheaper too.

              Wanna ship some out my way J/K
              Ready for the friggen season already!

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