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When asked to write a feature article on Internet Casino Gambling and legislative efforts to ban it, I had no idea what the state of the law was and what those double-speak, moralistic, starch-necked congressional politicians were trying to do.

There were some specific questions that needed to be answered and I was asked to use my legal experience to ferret out and evaluate the answers. I had no idea who Senator Kyl [Arizona], Congressman Goodlatte [Virginia], and Congressman Leach [Iowa], were, what their responses would be, or for that matter, what they were really trying to accomplish.

I have been interested in casino gambling for years. By profession, I am a criminal defense attorney actively practicing in Los Angeles, California for over 31 years.

The first thing I did was to ask the following questions: [1] Why do they think their bill is important? [2] What they hope to accomplish by it? [3] Isn’t this “Prohibition” all over again? [4] Can the bill really be enforced in foreign countries? [5] Wouldn’t it be better to regulate, rather then to forbid? And, [6] Would they be willing to review ideas on how they could actually regulate the Internet Casino Gambling industry in a win-win scenario?

Next, I went into the Internet and downloaded these legislators’ bills. Senator Kyl’s and Congressman Goodlatte’s bills are specifically designed to be a “prohibition” on all forms of Internet Casino gambling. Another more subtle, but equally insidious approach was Congressman Leach’s bill, which is designed as a “prohibition” on the use of your credit cards and checking accounts to participate in Internet Casino gambling. I also reviewed a good number of congressional sessions’ transcripts, press-statements and news accounts/interviews by these representatives. I began to think about this situation and asked myself questions . . . if playing poker and blackjack are legal in casinos all over the United States [and the rest of the world for that matter];

  1. What is the logic of making it illegal to do the same thing, merely because one is using the Internet? 2. How can they actually expect people to abide by such an unconstitutional prohibition? 3. Aren’t they going to make criminal offenders out of otherwise normally law-abiding citizens? 4. Aren’t they missing a tremendous opportunity to generate income for government by taxation, licensing fees, use fees or any other name they wish to use for charging fees to the Internet Casino entities for permitting them to conduct their business? 5. Is it that these legislators do not like the Internet or is it that they do not like “gambling”? But, what about horse racing, dog racing, Indian Casinos, lotteries, bingo, why aren’t they trying to prohibit their existence?

I had to speak with the legislators and hear for myself their reasoning.

I telephoned Congressman’s Goodlatte’s office in Washington, D.C. I spoke with Michelle Semones, his press secretary, a number of whose press releases I had already read. Ms. Semones stated that Congressman Goodlatte “would like to make …

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