Republicans Attach Online Gambling Bill To Critter Legislation
Huh? As the legislative session comes to somewhat of a stand still as all of the candidates put on their phoniest faces in time for the upcoming mid-term election, one piece of legislation has been passed. Republicans have pushed through a critter extermination bill, and have also attached legislation banning online gambling.
Since nobody in Washington will come right out and define the online gambling laws in the US, the Republicans this week continued their march towards ensuring that no court of law will ever be able to decipher the laws.
The original bill was to keep cockroaches from being exterminated in weather under sixty degrees or over 100 degrees. This was done because PETA was complaining about how cockroaches were being treated unfairly by exterminator companies.
That law was ridiculous enough, but then Representative Spencer Bacchus added on a companion bill entitled, The Online Gambling Cockroach Illegal Card Games Act, or better known as the OGCICGA.
Rep. Bacchus has identified online gamblers as cockroaches, and what the OGCICGA does, is make it illegal for cockroaches to deposit money into banks for the purpose of using the funds for online gambling.
Critics have already come out against the ill-advised law, claiming that like the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, the OGCICGA is vague and does not establish what games are considered online gambling.
Another criticism of the OGCICGA is from prosecutors who believe it will be impossible in a court of law to classify a US citizen as a cockroach, despite what Rep. Bacchus believes. The prosecutors are also weary of having to prove that money deposited at a specific time was done so with the intent of later depositing those funds into an online casino.
Confused? So are we, but don't be discouraged, millions of online poker players have been confused for years about the US Internet gambling laws. One more Republican backdoor bill should not make much a difference.
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