All The Aces Daily Poker Column


The Truth About Why The US Government Is Trying to Ban Online Poker...


So why do you think the U.S. Government wants to insist that online poker should be illegal? Moral values? George Bush under pressure from the right wing Christian Coalition? Genuine concern about gambling getting out of hand? Think again! The casinos in Las Vegas make $1,000,000,000 per month! That’s right. One Billion every four weeks. $1,400,000 an hour. That kind of money buys a very powerful “lobby” with the U.S. Government which raises huge federal taxes from the State of Nevada. The Vegas casino owners certainly don’t want the likes of you and me to start enjoying playing poker and roulette online where they can’t make money from it. The American airlines don’t want you to sit at home enjoying yourself and George and the boys need all the cash they can get so they can wage war with anyone they don’t like. If the CIA can figure out a way to blow up computers that are supporting Texas hold’em online you can look forward to a pre-emptive strike on your PC in about ten years time. Meanwhile, enjoy the privilege of not being patted down by an armed and uniformed Mr Doughnuts after you’ve made the fourteen hour flight to the Desert. Nothing wrong with Vegas, but once a year is quite enough to examine what popcorn can do to the human body.

If you want a sure-fire bet when it comes to the US government and gaming legislation: hypocrisy’s the odds on favourite.

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