Online Gambling Is A Felony

June 7th, 2006

Government

The state of Washington has made it a felony to gamble online. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks this way, but doesn’t this seem like a massive case of overkill? I mean, a felony? They say this law won’t be applied to individual gamblers, but I’ve found that the police have a knack of using laws in ways for which they were not intended.

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2 Responses to “Online Gambling Is A Felony”

  1. [link]Chad’s News » Washington’s Online Gambling Law Is Already Being Misused Says:

    […] Remember this post, made only 10 days ago, where I predicted that Washington state’s online gambling law would be misused in ways the legislature didn’t intend? Well the first person charged under the law was not actually caught gambling; rather, he runs a web site that has information about online gambling. This constitutes transmitting “gambling information,” which is illegal under the new law. It will be interesting to see if he gets convicted. […]

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