When entering the world of online sports gambling, a lot of us stop and ask ourselves this question, “Am I doing something illegal?” Well in most of countries, the federal government has laws which indicate if it is legal or not to participate in online sports gambling. These laws are dependent entirely upon the country but most of the countries in the European Union have a clear stance that online gambling is allowed. The United States of American has laws that are more muddled and it can be hard to find a clear answer as to whether gambling is legal. Before actually getting into the laws themselves, let’s first look at who regulates sports betting.
In the US the regulating of online gambling was controlled completely by each state, however at present this is not so anymore. With the introduction of online gambling there has been a misperception of authority. Therefore the question is, “who is in charge of making and enforcing the laws of cyberspace?” Now keep in mind that there was sports’ gambling long before it was made available via the internet so the plan was to simply apply these same laws when online sports gambling was introduced, however this was left open to extensive clarification.
Even though the US government has passed several laws prohibiting online sports gambling, the operators of these online casinos have found a way to work around these laws. What they do is, they go offshore to others countries/states which allow online gambling and provide their services to the US citizens from there. I know what you are probably asking, “is this legal?” well to be honest it probably is not but there are no present laws which prohibit this activity, so it will continue to happen. There have been attempts though to pass bills which consider this type of activity illegal, however they have all failed. Even though there are federal laws on gambling in the US, the government has decided to leave all the authority to the individual states.
So in some states online sports gambling would be legal whereas in others it would be illegal. Also, if it is illegal and you are caught conducting such transactions you will be prosecuted according to what state you break the law in. Some states not only ban online gambling they also ban websites from advertising for online casinos. There are only three states in the US which allow citizens to bet beyond state borders and they are as follows, Nevada, Louisiana and California. Most states view gambling defiance as a petty crime and the majority of the time the operators are usually the main focus as opposed to the gamblers themselves. In order to keep within the US laws majority of the internet sports books and their servers are located offshore where they are untouchable. In closing, the US government is definitely aiming to pass a legislation which would better deal with the regulation of online gambling, but because the matter is so unclear, nothing of substance can be established, there is still hope for the future.
From 1993, here is a commercial break for Inside LSU Football from Baton Rouge. Copyrights acknowledged. Includes commercials for:
1. 10-K (a sports drink by Kentwood Water)
2. Hampton Inn in Baton Rouge
3. Mike the Tiger Fan Club
4. Assult on Omaha Again (VHS tape for the 1993 Tiger Baseball season).
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This is a shortened 2006 season highlight video for 11 year tackle.
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traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland this summer and I’m a smoker. I’d like to know if cigarette smoking is permissible in public buildings, sports arenas, stores, banks, hospitals, etc…
I live in Louisiana and a few years ago, you could smoke anywhere you wanted…even hospitals. Now, you can’t smoke in any building that’s open to the public.
Just wanted to know if the rules over in Iceland are different.
Smoking is not allowed in public places in Iceland. There is a smoking ban in restaurants, bars, sport arenas, stores, banks, offices and pretty much all public buildings.
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My friend & I share a love for sports and food. He recently came down from Louisiana with a taste for crayfish and he went to our local fish market and placed an order for 150 frozen Crawdads. I was filled in as to what they are and I am freaked. Do they taste good? Aren’t the waters in Louisina dirty? Should I stop being such a child and just enjoy the nice dinner that my friend worked his butt off to make for me (and others)? I guess I’m just really "weirded" out and just need a little bit of a push. Please leave any comments bad or good that you have about the "Crawdad".
Kinda like a cross between shrimp and lobster.
They are really good if you like the seafood, and you should not worry about "dirty water" because most of them are farmed in rice fields. When they harvest the rice, they drain the fields and harvest the crayfish.
The frozen ones are not going to be as good as the live ones. The live ones are like having a mini-lobster boil.
Anyway, just give it a try. Most people only eat the tails. Some people suck on the head to get the full experience.
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How much do you really know about the Lone Star state? If you think you are a true Texas trivia buff, check out these fun trivia facts and see how many you already knew. You might just be gain some knowledge that you can use to impress your friends and family!
~ There have been six separate national flags to fly over the state of Texas over the last 500 years. Texas was governed by Spain, France, Mexico, The Confederate States, The Republic of Texas, and of course, the United States of America. This fact is where the Six Flags theme parks got their name, being that the first of the chain was located in Texas.
~ Texas has more inland water than any other state in the continental US. Of these more than 6700 reservoirs, there is only one natural lake in the entire state of Texas. Caddo Lake, which is located on the Louisiana border, is the only water source that is considered a natural lake. All other “lakes” within Texas’ borders are either manmade or simply a part of a river.
~ Texas became part of the United States as a part of the treaty that ended the Mexican-American war in 1848. Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, however the US Congress denied its annexation in 1844 because of the threat of war with Mexico. It was only after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that the annexation of Texas was resolved between the two countries.
~ There have been 7 cities that served as the capital of Texas, though some only briefly. From 1836 through 1839, Columbia, Galveston, Velasco, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, and Houston all served as capital for a short amount of time. In 1839, Austin was named the new capital of the state and it remains there today.
~ Texas has more professional sports teams than any other US state, including: 2 National Football League teams, 2 Major League Baseball teams, 3 National Basketball Association teams, a Major League soccer team. an American Football League team, a Women’s National Basketball Association team and a National Hockey League team.
~ The largest city in Texas is Houston, with just under 2 million residents as of the 2000 census. There are several towns that make the claim of being the smallest in Texas, with a total of 26 incorporated towns and census-designated places claiming a population of less than 100 residents.
~ The state capital building in Austin was constructed in 1888 from Sunset Red granite, on a foundation of limestone. It stands 15 feet taller than the Capitol building in Washington, DC and has more square footage than any other state capital building in the United States.
Texas is an amazing state, filled with many amazing facts and trivia. By taking the time to learn about the history of the great state of Texas, you can become a font of fascinating information. Texas truly is one of the biggest wonders of the United States
I think the best state for sports is Louisiana(LSU(07 BCS Champs). Saints(Went further then ever, NFC Championship, 2006) Hornets(playoffs, 2008)
Who says we’re all cajuns? Im not.
Cali is overrated lol
my home state of Michigan might fit both of those.
Best: Red Wings, Pistons, Spartans, Wolverines (Sometimes Tigers)
Worst: Lions, (sometimes Tigers)
This portion of the program includes an update on construction at the track and field complex, discussions with Southeastern Louisiana University Director of Athletics Bart Bellairs and Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, plus football highlights of Southeastern’s games vs. Tulane and Tennessee-Martin.
View part 2 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNooDCDcr0g
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Chris Mycoskie checks in with the Lions during fall practice. Southeastern set a school record with 21 Southland Conference wins last year, but still failed to receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.
This story originally aired on “The Big Game,” the Southeastern Channel’s weekly sports show.
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