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June 20, 2006

Gambling Commission director responds

Posted by David Postman at 4:21 PM

Rick Day, director of the Washington State Gambling Commission, has responded in the comments about the post below about the crackdown on Internet gambling. His comments include these on how the state views online players, as opposed to operators of the casinos:

"As for players, gambling on the Internet, whether playing poker, slots or another gambling game, runs a risk of a felony conviction. However, there is not going to be an active campaign against regular players. If players' names appear in an operator's seized records, the Gambling Commission would likely send the player a warning letter, notifying them that betting online is a felony. If a player's name reappears again, charges may be filed."

Day's comments have spurred more discussion and I wanted to draw attention to it.

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