Comments on: Why the online-poker crackdown makes sense http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MichaelQ2765 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-31827 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:29:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-31827 Thank God for the people voicing there opinions here there is a true american voice represented by the respondents not the author “silver spoon brain washing”

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By: MichaelQ2765 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-31826 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:24:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-31826 The small amount of people who lose thier life savings can be supperted by tax $ s we give Pakistan 20 Bill ayear to not give nuclear info to muslum extremists .do you think that will support gamblers annonymous for one year. You cannot evade the personal responsability issue. If your house getts robbed you probably think its not your fault?

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By: MichaelQ2765 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-31823 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:15:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-31823 The other day as I walked home,Isaw some people on the corner handing out literature. I stopped introduced myself ,shook hands . they where a church group ,you see I dont like the porn shop on the corner either.But when asked to join them no. See I assume the responsability to teach my “Daughter”to make better choices than to be a porn star or drug addict. And I told them not only as Americans Do we have the right but the responsability to respect those with diff opinions.When confronted with the aspect of a society that would not tolerate thier religion ,they concieded,how ever I requested that my input not detere them from thier task.Plainly We as americans have afforded thru the constitution to do as we chopse within the boundries of that document and its interpretation
[B S] The Government has no legal right to make laws to Interpret our possible missunderstanding of our lack of accountability of what may or may not occur in the course of our life.How about Hey Full Tilt Poker Great site cant get my money out , my choice, my reprocussions, my lesson learned .You dont trust online casinos dont play .Just because there is a porn shop on the corner doesnt make you a sex addict. The US is in trouble our leaders are out of touch with who they are and what thier responsabilities are our forefathers ,of which I am adirect decendant,were responsable community leaders usually volentering thier time and serviice for the greater good of the community.exam Obama said Health care a law if people dont buy it we will impose a fine????The leaders in my community raised money for a homeless shelter couldnt decide wear to build offered bus tickets instead .New Billboard”Bums, No tolerance,Eliminate the problem”Should say”Selfish,Greedy,Control freaks,terminate with extreme predudice”

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By: elecengrman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-31117 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:18:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-31117 Hasn’t this happened several times before? Wasn’t Phil Helmuth involved in some type of online poker cheating scheme? Since the government can’t seem to do anything about online poker sites existing, you’d think it would make laws to protect the people who decide to play from getting ripped off.

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By: seannartiff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26973 Sat, 21 May 2011 18:16:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26973 Back to the author’s point:

“The point here is that it’s the job of the government to look after the weakest members of society.”

Freedom = Great Responsibility. Do you want the government constantly monitoring everything you say and everything you eat. In my opinion the government’s ‘job’ to support freedom and equal human rights. IT IS EASIER TO PROTECT THE WEAKEST MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BY LEGALIZING ONLINE GAMBLING. IF THE INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY MEMBER CALLS A GAMBLING HOTLINE THEY COULD HAVE RESTRICTIONS PUT ON THEIR ACCOUNTS BECAUSE THEY PERSON CAN’T ACT RESPONSIBLY. IT WOULD BE THE EQUIVALENT OF HAVING YOUR LICENSE REVOKED FOR A DUI.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26809 Thu, 19 May 2011 20:04:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26809 “… it’s the job of the government to look after the weakest members of society.”

Hmmm. I don’t think so. It’s the job of government to promote and advance societal norms and goals. You may feel that should include looking after the weakest members of society, but I suspect that’s secondary to many other norms and goals.

As for gambling, it’s a simple random reward behavior, which psychology research has demonstrated is one of the most addictive of reward schedules. I don’t think the social aspect plays into it very much for most people; rather it’s the hit of adrenaline from getting a reward delivered randomly.

I have no problem with gambling, especially government sponsored and taxed gambling. In my mind, it’s a tax I can choose whether or not to pay. I choose not to.

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By: junkcharts http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26806 Thu, 19 May 2011 19:38:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26806 Bravo! It’s really hard to reconcile what Levitt’s mode of thinking is. His comment on drugs and prostitution is telling. If he doesn’t like the outcome, he would reject economic analysis. He would shelve his own economic principles and follow his daughter’s reasoning even though his daughter has less education, less life experience, and I’m not even sure she is an economist! He also needs to address how the government should decide whose daughter to listen to.

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By: MaysonLancaster http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26756 Wed, 18 May 2011 22:28:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26756 Felix –

Given that the main reason for the crackdown was the hefty campaign contributions from the bricks-and-mortar gambling industry, your argument is not tenable. I mean if it was, then why are Vegas, Atlantic City, and the many Indian casinos legal?

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By: TinyOne http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26755 Wed, 18 May 2011 21:39:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26755 Exhibit #1 when debating the proposition “Felix Salmon is a liberal weenie”

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By: TeamJotty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/18/why-the-online-poker-crackdown-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-26754 Wed, 18 May 2011 21:35:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8296#comment-26754 “The point here is that it’s the job of the government to look after the weakest members of society.” Huh?

I’m sorry but gambling isn’t a major source of weakness in society. I’m fine with people who believe in a nanny state, but aren’t there bigger problems on the table?

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/alcohol. htm

What we need to do is ban alcohol again!

C’mon, Felix. How can you stand by the quote above but yet feel differently about alcohol? Or maybe you don’t.

Let’s be consistent here.

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