What a bunch of idiots people are who keep on claiming that on-line gambling is a “good thing”. Sue Schneider of the IGC chose to pick on the one statement that she thinks she can stand up against (until, that is, Congress would supply the facts that would go way over her head). Terrorist laundering is a problem. But it’s not the biggest problem. First off, only fools would wager money on-line. Regulation is non-existent, games and their related software can never, ever be verified as totally fair, video poker can never be proven to be random, and so on. Gamblers can no more trust what they see on those foreigner-run (and mostly by 3rd world countries at that, who have open season for on-line casinos). To go a step further, there is no way to stop underage players from losing everything they have and whatever they can steal. And adults? They already have enough problems with pathological gambling in land-based casinos. All your people would do is worsen a bad situation for millions of Americans. Those slug countries already mess up our people with their drugs. I’m glad to see our Government working to get this new filth of the foreigners out of American homes.
DON’T BAN IT!
I have gambled on the Internet since 1999. I have won some money, and I have lost some money. Both ways I have enjoyed countless hours of entertainment. All in all, I’ve probably won more on the Internet than in Vegas because of all the great bonus offers and so forth. It is my free choice to gamble online. I’m not hurting anybody and it’s my money I’m spending. I don’t need the government to protect me from myself. Surely the Governement has better things to do (i.e. fighting terrorism and fixing the economy) instead of wasting their time trying to take away my card game. Leach always likes to point out how evil Internet Demo Pragmatic Play gambling is and how he wants to outlaw it to protect children. Well, I have teenage children and believe me the last thing they want to do on the Internet is play blackjack or slots. Kids today are interested in downloading music, chatting and playing games like Tomb Raider, not craps. Besides, my teenagers don’t have credit cards to play anyway. What a non-issue.
Tyrone Lam Speaks at Internet Symposium
Tyrone Lam, President, Buzztime, will speak on interactive & web tv at The Sixth Annual International Symposium on Internet Wireless Gambling Law and Management.
The conference sponsored by International Internet Wireless Gaming Association (www.MMSIOnline.com) and Internet Wireless Gaming International newsletter (www.liebertpub.com) and presented by Bioconferences International, (www.bioconferences.com) will be held December 8th-10th, 2002 at the Paradise Island Hotel in the Bahamas.
The Summit will cover such topics as the future of the industry, financing, jurisdictions from all over the world, intranets, kiosks and other new media, growth of wireless gaming, regulatory updates, success of online lotteries, rapid growth in sportsbooks, internet casinos and electronic payment systems.
Speakers include Adam Anhang, Drho.com; Damien Aspinall, CEO, Aspinalls Online; Mark Blandford, Sportingbet.com; Adriaan Brink, Zabadoo; Frank Catania, Catania Consulting Group; Mickey Charles, CEO, The Sports Network; John Clitheroe, Alderney Gaming Commissioner; John Coates, Bet365; Tony Coles, Partner, Jeffrey Green Russell; Gary Collins, Antigua; Jose Cuello, Ministry of Finance Casino Commission, Dominica; Rodney Davis, CFO, World Gaming; David Fleming, World Gaming; Tony Fontaine, Station Casinos; Brian Ford, Ernst & Young; Lorraine Grymala, Vice President, North American Trading Institute; Frederic Gushin, Spectrum Gaming; Julian Harris, Pinsent Curtis Biddle; Markus Holm, Boss Media; Joseph Kelly, SUNY College at Buffalo; Gary Locke, Casino Promote; Ted Loh, Orient Gaming; James Maida, Technical Systems Testing; Art Mitchell, US Treasury; Anthony Munnelly, Sports Interaction; Christopher Murphy, Mann & Partners; Jamie Nettleton, Coudert Brothers; Peter Nolte, Latin American Gaming; Simon Noble, Intertops; Eileen Petersen, Virgin Island Casino Control; Tobin Prior, CEO, Kerzner Interactive; James A. Ryan, CFO, Cryptologic; Mark D. Schopper, Esq; Tim Selman, CEO, Bwirelezz; Michael Smeaton, Gamcare; Michael Tew, Bear Stearns and Graham White, Chief Inspector, Gaming Board for Great Britain.