On Friday, April 4, 2007, the US announced its decision to ‘modify’ the commitment made in 1993 to open U.S. markets to “recreational services.” and clarify that gambling services are not included. This unprecedented action would remove any WTO jurisdiction to online gaming and nullify Antigua’s recent WTO court victory.
Response to this newest US decision, good or bad, has been reported from several countries outside the US but there has been no comments from the US political arena. Not one.
What does Senator Obama feel about this latest US abuse of power? Or Senator Clinton? Nothing yet from the office of Senator Kyl either although I imagine his stance would be in favor of whatever it takes to ‘git er done’ no matter what the implications of those actions might be. Will Senator Boxer be just as incensed at the abuse of power by the Bush administration in this contest as she was with White House initiated firings of 8 U.S. Attorneys? Unsurprisingly, there has been no comment from Peter Allgeier, the United States Ambassador to the World Trade Organization either.
The combination of actions against online gambling taken by the US government over the last year begs the question… How did online gambling get such a stigma that no abuse of power is too great, no violation or loss of rights as a citizen is contested, and persecution is not only tolerated but encouraged? I don’t have a satisfactory answer. Yet.
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It seems Nevada is ready to start making money with Internet gambling. At least if its politicians have anything to do with it.
Majority Leader William Horne is pushing a bill through the Nevada Legislature that would double the online gaming license fee up to $1,000,000. While that point seems to be garnering the most press (and the most criticism), the bill also includes language that is otherwise very well received.
The bill includes the following:
There’s been a lot of talk recently through radio, articles and blogs regarding the double standard being used by the United States, most apparent lately in the area of gambling. As online gambling enthusiasts, we’ve seen US politicians assume the role of parent and pass judgment and legislation against the sins of online gambling and punished us by restricting the use of our own money in our own homes.