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Post Reply What is the point of an illegal gambling law?
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Posted 5/8/16

ck1west wrote:

Not sure- But I'm enjoying my vegas stay pulling the handle on this slot machine with adrink in one hand
maybe i will get a good drop


Don't forget to tip your slot attendant!

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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

Now cast aside what your thoughts of illegal gambling is, it's not some mob bosses sitting around a table drinking fine wine and smoking cigars. When I was watching a crime drama on TV someone was busted for illegal gambling and I asked my dad (since he is a part in law enforcement) why it is illegal. He said to me...

"If the house gets a cut then it's illegal, if anyone except the house gets a cut then it's legal."

So it's illegal because the house gets some winnings.... What is the point of the law then!? I can understand if people are killed, I can understand if stolen money was used, I can understand if there was drug involvement, but no it's because some extra guy is getting some cash out of it... WTF man, that's a stupid reason to throw someone in prison.


In areas where gambling IS legal, like Vegas or Atlantic City, it has to be overseen by fair practices.
In the old West, where your poker game wasn't legal, if the other guy was hiding a few extra aces in his boot, you could always run to the Sherriff and say someone had been cheating you in the game you weren't supposed to be playing either...

Expecting fair odds from an illegal gambling site is like expecting healthy prescription drugs bought over the Internet black-market--Who are you going to complain to if they're not?


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Isn't that all gambling though. If the host doesn't get a cut what's the point of being the host. You'd be wasting your time, space, and money.
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The government isn't getting a piece of its "share". That is why it is illegal.
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