Virginia Congressmen Lobby Against Legalizing Online Gambling
Looks like a couple of my congressmen want to start shit.Â Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, both delegates from Virginia have been circulating a letter around congress urging members to reject any attempts to repeal the UIGEA and vote against any bills that legalize online gaming.Â (Yes, I live in Virginia.)
One of their points is that online gambling will bring all the trappings of a brick and mortar casino into homes and college dorms across the country.
They are right.Â Â Yes, I said they are right.
However, when you think about it, there are a lot of things out there that are worse for young people that internet poker.Â Alcohol, pot, cocaine, any illegal drug, prescription meds, sniffing glue, playing chicken, bungee jumping, sleeping with the crazy chick in room 12d, etc.
Also, apparently 67% of Americans oppose changing federal law to allow internet gambling.Â Really?Â Did they just poll the bible belt?Â Did they just poll Lynchburg, VA residents?Â (For those of you that are not familiar with the area, Lynchburg is the home of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.Â Yes, the same Falwell tied with Larry Flint.)
Coupled with the bevy of recent legal activity, it looks like the feds are doing their best to keep the UIGEA enforced and internet poker illegal.
Any many people though I was a nitwit for saying that online poker wasn't going to be legal anytime soon.