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Crazy gambling law vs. free speech

Crazy gambling law vs. free speech

It was pretty hard to swallow when Washington State passed a law making online gambling a felony on the same level with child pornography. But it's turned into, if possible, an even more bitter pill. The state now says it will pursue sites that even talk about online gambling--even going so far as to insinuate that a Seattle Times column linking to several such Web sites may itself be illegal. Well, what do you expect? I mean, gambling--not the Vegas kind or the tribal casino kind or the lottery kind or the video poker machine in some bars, entire states, hotels, gas stations, and stores kind--is, obviously, the worst problem in the entire world, right?