Publius defends online gambling:

[E]ven assuming there's anything illegal about online poker, the law is simply stupid.  Indeed, the Reasonarticles illustrate that the most recent legislative crackdown was a classic example of interest group legislation -- namely, an unholy alliance between social conservatives and entrenched gambling interests who don't want competition. And just so we're clear -- I'm allowed to play government-administered lotteries, to bet on horse races, to go to casinos, and to purchase things from AIG.  But the federal government is apparently drawing the line at... online poker.  We delicate snowflakes simply cannot endure its horrors.

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