Thursday, June 15, 2006


Ed Brayton points to a piece about some clowns in my illustrious state of Washington who don't like a guy writing about internet gambling

What a Bellingham man did on his site was write about online gambling. He reviewed Internet casinos. He had links to them, and ran ads by them. He fancied himself a guide to an uncharted frontier, even compiling a list of "rogue casinos" that had bilked gamblers.

All that, says the state — the ads, the linking, even the discussing — violates a new state law barring online wagering or using the Internet to transmit "gambling information."

"It's what the feds would call 'aiding and abetting,' " says the director of the state's gambling commission, Rick Day. "Telling people how to gamble online, where to do it, giving a link to it — that's all obviously enabling something that is illegal."

Just for that...

Uh oh, you better go after me!

I advocate internet gambiling! Because I advocate free speech!

Here's Google's search results on "on line casino!"

And yes, I live in the state of Washington.

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