Thursday, July 27, 2006

Keep Your Hands Off My Virtual Chips!

If the government bans internet gambling, I might have to get a girlfriend, which would be far more expensive and time consuming! - Alan

"What's the difference between the legal forms of gambling and the illegal forms? Some of the legal varieties are less appealing, in part because the "vig" tends to be higher (lotteries return less than 60 percent of their take in prizes). Certain kinds of authorized gambling convey the special grimness of state-sponsored vice, which will be familiar to those who have visited riverboat casinos in desperate Mississippi and Indiana towns. But morally and in terms of their social consequence, it's hard to draw any distinction at all. "

Read Don't Bet on It,The silly war on Internet gambling.
By Jacob Weisberg


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