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Reid pushes bill to allow for online gambling

Under Reid bill, casinos and racetracks would get first crack at online poker business:http://finance.yahoo.com -

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing behind the scenes for lame-duck legislation that would allow poker games over the Internet but restrict initial licenses to casinos and racetrack operators that have been in businesses at least five years.

Some of the biggest casino operators in Reid's home state of Nevada are eager to get a piece of the online gambling industry, which generates an estimated $5 billion a year for offshore operators.

A congressional aide familiar with the issue said Reid aides were circulating the draft legislation, and a copy of it was obtained by The Associated Press. The aide was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and did so only on condition of anonymity.

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  • He and Pelosi need to be publicly hung.

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  • Nah, the gaming commission didn't have a vested interest in helping to see that Reid got elected, not at all. I mean he's just a lowly civil servant with a modest Ritz-Carlton condo when he's in D.C..

    "Casino companies were among Reid's biggest campaign donors in the last election"

    Plus, he's all for helping the little guy with government intervention. GM alone will need to have a stock price of 150.00 in order for the tax payer, I mean government, to recoup all it's put into More..

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  • This is a TERRIBLE IDEA! It's worse then those Godamn stupid scratchers. Think of it like this: you're playing blackjack against a dealer that looks at every card before he hands them to you, and discards the ones he doesn't like. THAT'S exactly what online gambling is!

    I used to be married to a degenerate gambler. We made trip after trip to those stupid indian casinos in California, Pechanga mostly, and we went into 5 figure debt. She was strong willed and stubborn and i was too weak to More..

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    • Should we ban alcohol because some people are fucking idiots and can't control themselves?

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    • great argument. Hard to refute. But did you not read my post, uf yo want to gamble on the net, let me know when you win,

      THE ANSWER IS NEVER, EVR,,,, GODAMNIT.

      Having seen the devastating damage of this first hand offhand

      1-Harry reifd need to be shot.
      2-Reid whore all along
      3-play the lotto and then fuck it.!!
      4-AVOID these motherfucking casinos!!!
      5 - AVOID these motherfucking casinos!!!

      Don't get me wrong here, because there's still some milk from the cow.

      IF you have the discip More..

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  • Gambling is great. It taxes stupid people.

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  • Reid is pure evil. What a piece of crap~

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  • you might not believe there's a God, but to deny there's pure evil is silly.

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  • texas holdem is fun it is not that big of deal. If it was regulated than it would be fair. since it is not I think some poker sites cheat amd know who gets what cards at least if it was legal there would be some oversight. the hardcore gamblers will find a way to gamble but it should not punish people like me who enjoy to play

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