~KoC~Zechs --Previous Message--
: A Bill banning online gambling was tacked
: onto a Security Bill last night, so
: obviously it passed. Hurrah for
: tacking bills on at the last minute
: that have nothing to do with the bill
: it was tacked onto.
: Some quotes of the devastation.
: Billions of pounds were wiped off the
: value of Britain's vast online gambling
: industry today as investors reacted to
: the shock banning of internet betting
: by the US Congress.
: PartyGaming shares crashed 60%, wiping
: £2.6bn from the value of the world's
: biggest online gambling company. It was
: one of the biggest one-day falls
: recorded by a FTSE 100 business.
: Rival operator 888 tumbled 45% -
: equivalent to £222m off the company,
: and Sportingbet lost 67% - wiping off
: £520m - as investors faced the prospect
: of years of vastly reduced profits.
: The Poker Players Alliance said
: "This last-minute deal reeks of
: political gamesmanship. The American
: people should be outraged that Congress
: has hijacked a vital security bill with
: a poker prohibition that nearly
: threefourths of the country
: Hasn't even hit the wire here in the
: United States yet, so no quotes from US
: I believe now it just awaits George W's
: signature. Think he'll veto a security
: bill? lolerskates
: DK, thoughts?
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