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  1. #1
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    Nov 2001

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    US must drop Internet gambling ban

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    THE World Trade Organisations (WTO) has told the US to dump its ban on offshore Internet gambling.

    Currently the US does not allow its citizens to place bets in those nasty foreign online casinos and the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, was so miffed at this that they appealed to the WTO. They say the ban represented an unfair trade barrier.

    The US said that it would contest the ruling before WTO's seven-member appeals body. They say that the Uruguay Round of global trade talks, which created the WTO in 1995, clearly intended to exclude gambling.

    Antigua says that restrictions that barred US residents from betting at offshore casinos was harming the country's efforts to diversify its economy. According to Associated Press, online casinos employ some 3,000 of the 67,000 residents of Antigua.

    personally i dont have any feelings at all about online gambling. i've gambled but never on line.

    But i do have feelings about the WTO telling the US we must allow it. how do you feel?
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    Sep 2004
    haha.. the UN told us not to go into iraq... whatd we do? go in with guns-a-blazin'

    you think we'll listen to the WTO? hello no....

    my two cents =P

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Hey Ted~

    Best I can do is about 1800 specialists, and maybe 4 or 5 small warships...........I am afraid the rest has to come from you guys?

    The days of the British Empire have long gone

  4. #4
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    your offer of help is appriciated nihil and quit funny.

    gambling is a very large source of tax revenue. if people are gambling from within this country then we should get our cut. if its unreported to the government its illegal. we have every right to stop it...not that we really should...

    anyway i think Antigua and Barbuda get enough revenue from the population of this country. in fact my daughter is in Antigua at this very moment (with her brand new husband which she aquired this past sunday...god im so broke!) gambleing her little ass off. if it wasn't for the fact that its all inclusive they'd both probably starve.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

  5. #5
    Senior Member RoadClosed's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    you think we'll listen to the WTO
    Not that we'll listen on trivial matters like online gambling to other countries... however the WTO is more powerful than the UN. (in my opinion)
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  6. #6
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    we at U.S. will find a way around it, we always do......

  7. #7
    im sure the bush administration will find a way to make us look bad one way or the other

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