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#1 Dread Pirate Robert

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling
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    The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.
    The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.


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    Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:10 AM

    Perhaps counterintuitively, widespread legalization if gambling will likely reduce the risk of a match being thrown, as there will be more parties with an interest in keeping things on the level.  So this is a good thing.

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    Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:43 PM

    meh

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    Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

    View Postgoose, on 15 May 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:

    Perhaps counterintuitively, widespread legalization if gambling will likely reduce the risk of a match being thrown, as there will be more parties with an interest in keeping things on the level.  So this is a good thing.

    It's even better that the hypocritical law has been exposed and eliminated.   There was no valid reason for allowing just one state to have sports betting.

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    Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

    Great news.

    I'm not a sports better in general (minus being a total degenerate for fantasy football), but I appreciate legal choice.

    Now if online poker ever becomes fully legal and regulated in the U.S....I'll dance naked in the streets.

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:40 PM

    View Postrocket ignites, on 15 May 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:


    Now if online poker ever becomes fully legal and regulated in the U.S....I'll dance naked in the streets.

    Fat chance it has NOW!

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

     Rick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

    View PostRick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!
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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

     laughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM, said:

     edhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

     Rick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!
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    Was it worth your eternal soul?

    I repented right afterward...

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:24 PM

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 08:23 PM, said:

    View Postlaughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM, said:

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

    View PostRick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!
    https://www.mormonwiki.com/Gambling

    Was it worth your eternal soul?

    I repented right afterward...
    As long as they get their 10%, all is forgiven.

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:31 PM

     laughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

     edhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 08:23 PM, said:

     laughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM, said:

     edhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

     Rick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!
    https://www.mormonwiki.com/Gambling

    Was it worth your eternal soul?

    I repented right afterward...
    As long as they get their 10%, all is forgiven.

    Actually, they don't want tithing from lottery money. I even had a bishop once in the mid-90's who wasn't sure I should be paying on my band income, which was significant, but all from bars.

    These days I just pay online every Wednesday morning, as soon as I see my check deposited.

    #13 laughedatbytime

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:41 PM

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 08:31 PM, said:

    View Postlaughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 08:23 PM, said:

    View Postlaughedatbytime, on 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM, said:

    View Postedhunter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

    View PostRick N. Backer, on 16 May 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

    There’s really no justification for a law that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    May as well get a chunk of tax revenue.

    Side note: I won a hundred bucks on a $2 scratchy today. I buy like one a month, because I never carry cash. Yay me!
    https://www.mormonwiki.com/Gambling

    Was it worth your eternal soul?

    I repented right afterward...
    As long as they get their 10%, all is forgiven.

    Actually, they don't want tithing from lottery money. I even had a bishop once in the mid-90's who wasn't sure I should be paying on my band income, which was significant, but all from bars.

    These days I just pay online every Wednesday morning, as soon as I see my check deposited.
    you found the right bishop.  Stay away from the one that took Harry Reid's filthy lucre.

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    Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

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