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Online Casinos and National Security
One of the reasons why online casino gambling was banned by president bush was fears that since the online casinos are based outside the United States and had no legal monitoring system that the money could be going to fund Islamic Fundamentalist groups like Al Qaeda, but no evidence has been found nor have any accusations against any specific online casinos been made. Some people are claiming that the claims of Terrorist involvement in online gambling can not be true, because if there were links between the two it could not be all of the online casino, and by legalizing online casino gambling online casinos could be opened in the united states that could be monitored by a government regulatory commission, like the FCC does for radio. This Gambling oversight commission could be set up as an international governing body that could be used to monitor who the owner of the online casinos are before licensing them. This would also allow America to share in the profits of a multi billion dollar a year industry it also help assure that online casino gambling is fair and safe for players. By making online casino gambling illegal the United States would have only cut them off slightly from being able to continue to raise money for terrorism, but by licensing the online casino and checking them out, you could eliminate all the illegitimate online casinos. This would ensure that terrorism was not benefiting at all from online casino profits.
At the same time the American government is banning online gambling terrorists could easily go online and use stock trading software or open legitimate business in the united states to make money but no one is stopping that from taking place, because the money from the sales goes to American companies. One can only assume that the real reason for this is the money. Since over seas companies have already grabbed a hold of the online casino market the United States is trying to break them by taking away the, majority of their players. Then once the over seas online casinos go under America will reverse their online gambling ban and allow the American established casinos open online casinos. If this was not the case then what is then how is it in the best interests to only get online gambling banned in the USA and not try to get the industry monitored? Ockham's razor states that the simplest answer is the most likely answer, which means that chances are that the government knows full well that online casinos are not helping to fund terrorism but they are just trying to scare Americans from spending their money in online casinos and allowing the money to leave the country without the American government making anything in taxes from the proceeds.
If the online casinos were smart they would get together and figure out a way to appease the American government and to stop them from using terrorism as a weapon in the fight against online casino gambling.