• Washington State Law Comes Under Fire From Free Speech Advocates

    01 July 2006

    Newspaper

    Free speech advocates speak out about “absurd” Washington State online gambling law

    Christopher Costigan, www.gambling911.com
    Originally published June 27, 2006 11:11 pm EDT

    In case you’ve been living under a rock this past month – and this might be a good time to point out that living under a rock could actually be better than living in beautiful Washington State these days – you might not know it is now illegal to play poker online in places like Seattle, Spokane and Olympia, Washington.

    That’s because the state’s governor, Christine Gregoire, has not only taken it upon herself to outlaw online gambling, she’s also made it a felony with the same punishment given to child predators, second offense drunk drivers and drug dealers.

    Director of the state’s gambling commission, Rick Day, recently warned the Seattle Times.

    “My suggestion to you is to remove from your paper any advice about online gambling and any links to illegal sites,” Day said.

    Perhaps this wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Washington State citizens are encouraged to gamble in that state’s various Indian land based casinos and the state lotteries, not to mention you can bet horses online.

    Freedom of speech will ultimately take center stage as a result of this new law and Gambling911.com wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see the ACLU get involved as they have with states such as New Mexico, which attempted unsuccessfully to block its citizens from accessing online gambling websites via internet service providers.

    MORE – Read the Complete Article www.gambling911.com

    Related News

    • 27 November 2018

      Yggdrasil's Nitro Circus Video Slot Finally Released

      The Nitro Circus video slot has finally been released by Yggdrasil Gaming. It's been a much anticipated title because of all of the hype around its association with the Nitro Circus tour of extreme sports, and we're glad to see it finally in front of players. Extreme Slots Experience You'll see different riders from the extreme sports tour on the reels along with helmets from their respective sports.

      Read full article
    • 04 November 2018

      Push Gaming's Fat Santa Debuts in Late November

      Keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, Push Gaming is going to be releasing an adorably festive new slot called Fat Santa on November 27, 2018. This new game will be packed full of holiday treats and generous wins that will appeal to anyone wishing to indulge in the season. About Fat Santa This bright and merry game features five reels, five rows and 50 pay lines. All of the symbols are festive and fun, and the game performs beautifully on both desktop and mobile.

      Read full article
    • 26 October 2018

      NetEnt Has Double Slot Launch With Wild Bazaar and Halloween Jack

      Net Entertainment has decided to unleash a pair of new games at the same time just before the spookiest time of the year. These games represent the cutting edge of their regular release schedule, and it's a big part of how they're building momentum towards the end of the year so that they can start off 2019 on a strong foot. Two New Titles The first new game is Halloween Jack.

      Read full article