Bans Don’t Work – Poker Remains Popular, Unregulated and Underground

You may not like the idea of online poker or online casinos, but try as one might you are not going to stop them.

This is basically the opinion of the latest op-ed from the editors of the Las Vegas Review Journal which denounces Congress’ probable future attempts at banning all forms of online gaming as a waste of time as, if you ban online poker, people will play anyway.

Americans continue to play cards on unregulated, off-shore poker websites. Americans also continue to place wagers through online, unregulated, off-shore sports books. And there are no signs that the collapse of the republic is imminent.

While the LVRJ doesn’t even think that online gaming is good for the casino industry in Nevada or the country in general, they clearly don’t think that trying to pass and enforce laws that would be both costly and, likely, unenforceable is a very good idea either.

Read: Editorial: Internet Poker Band Isn’t Working; Broader Gambling Ban Won’t Work, EIther

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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