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    Default Slate says Reid bill is "good policy"

    The Harry Reid online poker bill has been covered extensively by the online gambling media, including our friends at CasinoCity. However, the mainstream media has also reported on the story, both in articles and with columns.

    One of the most popular online publications is Slate. Christopher Beam, a political columnist, has opined on the Harry Reid bill, and he is in favor of the measure. He says "legalizing online poker is long overdue."

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    Let's start with the most obvious reason to permit online poker: It happens anyway. An estimated 7 million Americans already log on to poker sites every month, according to one study. But the sites they visit operate outside the purview of U.S. law because they're located offshore. That means players aren't protected from fraud or cheating. If they get fleeced by another player, their only recourse is to complain to the site. Gambling sites like Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker are self-policing. If someone's perpetrating a fraud scheme, it's up to the sites to punish them. They usually do—after all, they want to protect their reputations—but it's not a foolproof system. When an employee at a site called Absolute Poker allegedly cracked the system and looked at everyone's cards, he was caught, but the money he won by cheating wasn't recouped. If one of the poker companies disappeared tomorrow and took all its customers' money with it, they'd have no recourse.

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    Yeah right, due to the large growing number of poker players in the US registering each month in many online casino offshore without having any security or assurance on their accounts, then it's really a good idea.

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    Of course their primary concern is preventing players from getting fleeced

    They have not given the barest hint of a thought as to the that would garner their coffers at the same time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagerjunction View Post
    Of course their primary concern is preventing players from getting fleeced

    They have not given the barest hint of a thought as to the that would garner their coffers at the same time...
    Shame on you for insinuating that politicians only care about the money and tender opportunities for friends and family.

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    Oops, does Big Brother have access to the forum???

    Can I get arrested for that?
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