Thursday, March 09, 2006

Socialize it, Legalize it, and Harrah's will advertise it

The US should legalize online gaming... England has done it. Canada did too... Why not the US?

The new activity has caused a few U.S. gambling companies, which are barred by the terms of their gambling licenses from participating in Internet gambling, to utter words that would have been unthinkable only a year ago. "We believe that gaming on the Internet should be regulated and taxed," said Alan Feldman, a spokesman for MGM Mirage. "We cannot afford to put our heads in the sand."

MGM Mirage, Park Place Entertainment and Harrah's Entertainment all have "for-fun" gaming Web sites that "could be ramped up tomorrow" for real gambling, according to one industry insider.

The shift in corporate attitude has been reflected in Nevada and New Jersey, where lawmakers have introduced bills to allow land-based casino operators to conduct online wagering.

Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto, a Democrat who co-sponsored the New Jersey legislation, says he believes regulation of online gambling should be considered a consumer-protection issue, since it would allow states to combat such problems as underage and problem gambling. He said a federal ban on Internet gambling, which is expected to resurface in the current Congress, would be “meaningless.” - MSNBC
Here's to hoping for change

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

WARNING: This blog has been locked

If you are wondering what has happened to me the last couple of days:

#1. I was lazy yesterday and didn't post
#2. I log into blogger today and find this:

This blog has been locked by Blogger's spam-prevention robots. You will not
be able to publish your posts, but you will be able to save them as drafts.

Save your post as a draft or click here (link erased) for more about what's
going on and how to get your blog unlocked. - Blogger

Anyway, I'm typing this now as a draft and will publish it when this bolg gets unlock...

Other news, Barry Bonds on the cover of SI has been getting a lot of press, MLB spring training is under way, and the World Baseball Classic started yesterday (but does anyone care?)

Also, my work has banned Blogger (I think), so my posting will reduce... Too bad, I like posting from work...

I also have a new addition to my blog roll Everything Sports:
Jon form OK, writes about the world of sports. It's a cool blog.

Anyway, that's all for today...

As always, Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

Monday, March 06, 2006


I hate bills. And I always seem to forget that they come at the beginning of the month... So this weekend probably wasn't the best time to get my ass kicked in AC... Well, shit happens, and it's tight living till the next pay check (which is never much fun). It was one hell of a weekend though.

As I mentioned before, I was staying at the Borgata with friends. After checking in, we decided to spend the rest of the weekend completely shit faced. This of course included playing 10-20 holdem in a state of complete buffoonery, as well as craps, 3 card poker and roulette (although I was playing the later 3 in complete buffoonery just cause I can. Holdem though is usually another story.)

Poker: After knocking over all my chips twice just after just sitting down, and chuckling to the table “I’m really drunk”, I’m sure I had a mark on me. After all, drunk players are my favorite targets. Aren’t they every ones?

Well, drunken play aside. I just wasn’t getting any cards. That and a few bad beats, and I was ready to play. So after flopping a pair of Aces (one in my hand) and hitting a third on the river, I was a raising machine.

What happened? Out kicked with my A7 of clubs? No. The sad story is that I was called on the river by a boat that used my 2 aces on the board, a five from the flop, and two from the guy’s hand. It was an good beat, but even now, I can’t figure out why the guy didn’t raise once… not even heads up on the river against this drunken fool sitting 4 seats away... I must be intimidating, but most probably he’s a weak player (and a slow loser).

Anyway after that hand, I decided to walk away and play the rest of the money in my pocket on the before mentioned games, eventually giving all of it to the Borgata… I think I had 2 white chips left Sunday morning.

So that was my weekend. A lot of drinks, a lot of food, one massage, and an empty wallet. After all, it’s called gambling, not winning, right?

On the bight side, my girl won over a grand this weekend... Lucky girl :O)

Well, Good Luck everyone. It’s baseball season soon, and since I never gamble with my sports bankroll (only win), I’ll be betting the bases consistently like I do…

- The Online Sports Bettor

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