Online Gambling

Recently, the government has been making noise about banning on line gambling in the United States. While this is not likely to happen, Congress will likely try to tax the industry. This is forcing most companies to close their operations (Seattle Washington has implemented a form of the ban) or to move them offshore. Just because the administration has pushed its moral agenda onto the American Public, is no reason that citizens should give up their right to the “pursuit of happiness”.

A lot of people enjoy the online bingo games. Recently a woman won the “Queen of Bingo”* contest from one of the online sites. She won $10,000 and international recognition for her achievement. She was quoted as saying “I cannot believe it. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I was so excited I nearly fell out of my chair.” When told of her winnings.

Boy I guess she was happy.

Millions of people gamble at casinos and other venues. Why should online gambling be singled out? Even the Catholic church uses bingo to raise money and they are tax exempt.

Bingo is a long time favorite fundraiser, not only for the church, but other organizations that frown on casino style gambling. Should the government go after theses organizations source of funding, and are they going to make up for the loss of funds? I doubt it.

May be we should remind congress that they work for us, not the other way around. Let them know that the “Bill of Rights” has not been repealed.