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Over Gambling

Over Gambling

Lawmakers In Alabama Contradictory  Laws In State

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If lawmakers in the state of Alabama cannot come to a unified conclusion as to the legality of electronic gambling machines, then how do they expect people who are running businesses to know whether they are operating the machines legally?

This is the question that is weighing on many people’s minds in Alabama. The governor of the state has set up a task force to stop what he believes are illegal gambling operations, and the attorney general in the state believes the machines are legal in some counties in Alabama.

The opposite viewpoints have apparently created a rift between Attorney general Troy King and Governor Bob Riley. Back in December, Riley set up the Task Force on Illegal Gambling, but he did not appoint King to the task force.

King then dealt Riley a blow when he refused to allow private attorney’s for the task force to represent the state in court. The two are on completely different sides of the electronic gambling machine issue.

The disagreement over the laws has now reached the Alabama court system. Last week, a judge ruled that the state must give over 100 machines back to an establishment that was raided for illegal gambling.

The judge also guaranteed that the establishment could re-open without fear of government intervention. That prompted the governor to increase the amount of money that was being paid to private lawyers that represented the task force.

The additional financing of the private lawyers had many Alabamians puzzled and upset. The state is struggling with their budget, and people are unsure why valuable money is being spent on the attorney’s.

In addition to all of that, there is a proposal being discussed in legislature that would make all of the disagreements, as well as the governor’s task force, irrelevant. The Bill would regulate and tax licensed establishments that operated the electronic gambling machines.

Gambling Contributions

Gambling Contributions

Lawmakers Asked To Reject Gambling Contributions In Maryland

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Casino gambling can be a controversial issue in some states. Maryland is bracing for the battle that will rage on between now and November. The battle will be over a referendum on slot machines.

It is common practice in the United States that lobbyist groups give large sums of money to politicians. The hope is that once the politician is in office, the lobbying group will receive what they are battling for.

In Maryland, a slot referendum is on the ballot for November, and one group is trying to make the playing field as even as possible until then.

Political watchdog group Common Cause Maryland, has asked that lawmakers reject any gambling contributions between now and the November election. They are trying to ensure that people are not swayed in their decisions by money.

The group wants people to vote without campaign donations being a factor in the voting. They are not only targeting pro-gambling lawmakers, but also anti-gambling politicians. The group has not taken a stance on the issue yet, but does want it to be a fair fight.

Delegates and Senators will receive a letter from Ryan O’Donnell, the Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland. The letter is asking that they do not accept any money from lobbyists on either side of the controversial issue until after the November vote.

Yahoo Goes After Lottery Spammers In Lawsuit Filed In New York

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Almost everyone has received an e-mail that tell them they have won a large sum of money in a lottery. Many of these e-mails are claiming that they come from Yahoo. The company had had enough of the fake e-mails.

On Tuesday, the company filed a lawsuit against spammers. The suit claims that the spammers are violating the Federal Trademark Act and Can-Spam Act. What is rare about the suit is that it does not name specific defendants.

The suit was filed against ‘Yahoo lottery spammers’. These spammers send out e-mails to unsuspecting victims. The e-mails tell the victims that they are the winners of a lottery. All they have to do is respond to the e-mail with their personal information.

It is simply a scam to get people’s personal information given voluntarily. “The unauthorized use of Yahoo trademarks is misleading, fraudulent, and has actually confused, misled, and deceived the public,” said Senior Vice President for Yahoo Business Strategy, Joe Siino.

Yahoo is not the only company that is dealing with the e-mail fraud. Lottery e-mails are going out to people from all over the world. Several countries have already began cracking down on the illegal e-mails.

Other countries have gone to extensive lengths to warn their citizens of the dangers that exist in responding to these e-mails. Several groups have also been arrested for running the e-mail scams.

Yahoo is hoping the lawsuit helps them protect their customers against this e-mail spam. “Through our continued litigation efforts, our top goal and priority is to further protect Yahoo Mail users and the public from this type of fraudulent activity,” said John Kremer, Vice President of Yahoo Mail.