Are there any actual journalists in this town that will not simply be the idiot mouthpiece of the state?
Why is it that there are no charges of defrauding the consumer? Oh that’s right, because only the state is allowed to run a gambling operation. Don’t be fooled, this has nothing to do with protecting anyone, and everything to do with protecting the IRS resource pool and the state’s monopoly of gambling.
Florida Constitution of 1968 – Section 7 – Lotteries.
Violation of Lottery Law F.S. 849.09
Violation of F.S. 849.15, 849.16 Slot Machines
Florida State Statute 849.01 pertaining to Keeping gambling houses, etc.
F.S. 896.101 Money Laundering Act
F.S. 896.103 Transaction which constitutes separate offense.
Rackteering is described simply as “Any crime that is chargeable by petition, indictment, or information under the following provisions of the Florida Statutes”
Why in the world is money laundering a illegal? Think about it. You are effectively money laundering when you transact in gold or any other money. Remember eGold? If the state doesn’t control the money in your transactions, it is money laundering!
“Senate Gambling Chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, said .. Internet cafes were illegal, he said, because all gambling in Florida must be authorized by the state.”
“Sen. Garrett Richter, a Naples Republican, said the objective over the next two years will be to determine how gambling regulations and revenues benefit Floridians before changes are made.” i.e. shutting down gambling operations are about state revenue not gambling.
“Florida will gain $8.1 million in revenue for education next year under legislation passed by the House on Thursday that allows state Lottery vending machines to expand the type of games they sell.”