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No-Limit Poker Begins in Florida on July 1st

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:50 pm
by AJFCS
I had the pleasure of recently speaking with a local representative (who wishes to remain anonymous) about many things, including gambling in the state of Florida. Although he doesn't advocate for problem gambling awareness, he informed me of a new law being passed and the many problems that will come as a result.

As of July 1st, there will be "no-limit" on poker games being played in the state of Florida. Previously, there was a $100 maximum buy-in for all poker games being played in sanctioned establishments. The local representative wouldn't go on the record, but did tell me that there will be many, many more people suffering financial loss and emotional disturbances as a result of the potential law.

Here is the link to the article, but I was very interested by the comments that I am posting below in response to the article.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state ... 76100.html

Rep. William D. Snyder, R-Stuart
"Government has an obligation to protect people and society from what I think is a very dangerous behavior."
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1:33 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE Bad. It will push those gamblingholics over the line and destroy lives.

2:03 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE Rep. William D. Snyder, R-Stuart:
"Government has an obligation to protect people and society from what I think is a very dangerous behavior."
Wow! I supposed a full police state is what Snyder wants. This guy is scary.
SnyderScum
2:10 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE "My view on gambling in general is that it is a vice that I believe society should treat as a cancer," said Rep. William D. Snyder, R-Stuart. "Government has an obligation to protect people and society from what I think is a very dangerous behavior."

Ah, yes, the good old GOP. Smaller government - UNLESS it deals with your personal habits, reproduction, religion, privacy, marriage, ----- life, etc. Such fools. Sad, really.
Same old same old
2:17 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE Snyder is a Republican, I thought they wanted less government? He's the same guy that wants an Arizona type immigration policy in Florida... I think he's trying to make a name for himself by using fear and hate mongering... I'm a republican and he's not getting my vote and my rotoary club will hear about this!
Susie Lee from Stuart
2:36 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE So government needs to not legislate against gambling because there is absolutely no risk that gamblers in serious debt would resort to crime upon innocent citizens or businesses in an attempt to alleviate personal financial ruin from gambling? So absolutely no risk that gamblers in serious debt would resort to spouse abuse or child neglect as a result of financial ruin from gambling? Let the profits flow and ignore the social impact of abuses and fraud. Where have we heard those dumb excuses?
melody
2:52 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE “Smelling the money poker pros are renting houses in South Florida, hoping to pick off the fish who don't know how to play higher stakes.” So how is this a good thing for the state of Florida? Tempting Grandpa to literally bet his pension and loose the house in a high stakes game with some scumbag player from out of town. Whose palm got greased on this one? Why don’t we go for broke and legalize prostitution too? Mob bosses and Pimps go great together. The Florida state legislature needs to go

Kevin
3:45 PM, 6/29/2010 REPORT ABUSE Welcome these scum gamblers and turn right around and squeeze the families trying to send children to college with skyrocketing tuition? Welcome these scum gamblers and turn right around and squeeze the electric utilities into a rate base that prevents eventual cost saving and environment protecting inovations? Welcome these scum gamblers and turn right around and squeeze the utilities from providing rewarding wage levels for the honest sober highly educated necessary workforce? What is crime?
no party mom
4:17 PM, 6/29/2010