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Online Casino Gambling is a Civil Right

Some argue that the Unlawful Internet Casino Gambling Act that could be passed in June is a violation of citizens’ civil rights. It does not make sense to ban one sort of gambling in favor of another. The Unlawful Internet Casino Gambling Act that has been initiated by Rep Jim Leach and which is being pushed forward by Congress can be clearly considered as a violation of a person’s civil rights. Several argue that it is a hypocritical law that is trying to ban one form of gambling in favor of another form of gambling: To delegitimize the online casino gambling world and rather push for the type of gambling that lines the politicians’ pockets.

The contradiction is clear: Americans are the most advanced when it comes to the technology of these online casino gambling websites and Americans love gambling be it in the form of online poker, slots or sports gambling. However, the government does not feel that it has the power to legalize gambling because it is still stuck in its Puritan past. The American government would rather tell its citizens how to gamble, from which online casino websites to gamble and which ISPs are acceptable.

How can it make sense that online poker equals immorality but online horsebetting is OK? Gambling on poker at Las Vegas is great but online casino slot machines are the epitome of all evil? The Lottery (which brings in millions to the American government) is national goodness but online casino bingo is a no go? Once the clear hypocrisy and contradictions in this law is exposed then hopefully the public will come out in full force and fight for their civil rights.

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.