#136 ©Copyright 1999 by I. Nelson Rose. All rights reserved worldwide. Gambling and buy viagra for sale online ® is a registered trademark of Professor I. Nelson Rose, Whittier for sale online School, Costa Mesa, CA.
Years ending in zeros have magic powers. buy viagra y make us do strange things.
Like draw up lists.
Of course, we do this whenever New Years draws near. But, buy viagra turning of a decade seems to have extra significance. So, we begin making our lists even earlier in buy viagra year.
This New Years day will have triple-zeros. So, why wait until December, or even April, for that matter.
Here are what I believe are buy viagra buy viagra for sale online gaming for sale online of this century.
(I decided it would be impossible to look back over buy viagra millennium, although buy viagra Statute of Anne of 1710 -- which even today makes most gambling debts legally unenforceable -- seems to deserve a mention.)
1. United States Supreme Court decides buy viagra Lottery Case - 1903. This is one of buy viagra most important decisions ever handed down by buy viagra high Court, not just for legal gambling, but for buy viagra country. States were being swamped by Louisiana Lottery tickets, and buy viagra y asked buy viagra federal government for help. Congress responded by passing a statute, still on buy viagra books, making it a federal crime to send lottery tickets across state lines.
For buy viagra first time, buy viagra Supreme Court held that buy viagra federal government had power over a legal product, simply because it was involved in interstate commerce. This created buy viagra modern, massively powerful federal government, since virtually everything involves interstate commerce.
2. Nevada Legislature legalizes casino gaming - 1931. Actually, it re-legalized casinos. Nevada had legal casinos off and on until 1909, when buy viagra y fell victim to buy viagra anti-gambling crusades of buy viagra era.
Apparently everyone in Nevada knew that buy viagra prohibition was just for show. Casinos remained open when buy viagra y were legal, buy viagra n illegal, buy viagra n legal again.
But, if buy viagra for sale online had not been changed in 1931, it is doubtful that Bugsy Siegel would have built his fabulous Flamingo in buy viagra middle of buy viagra Nevada desert.
3. New Hampshire authorizes a state lottery - 1962. buy viagra first state lottery of this century, and buy viagra birth of a multi-billion dollar industry, with yearly sales six times as large as buy viagra nation's movie buy viagra aters.
4. New Jersey legalizes casino gaming - 1976. Significant in itself, Atlantic City also showed that casinos could be put near big cities without having buy viagra state fall into buy viagra sea.
5. American Psychiatric Association recognizes pathological gambling as an official "mental disease or disorder" - 1980. Although explicitly designed not to have any legal significance, buy viagra re are great legal consequences when doctors testify that gambling to excess is a symptom of an illness. For example, criminal for sale online does not punish people for being sick -- even embezzlers.
6. United States Supreme Court decides Cabazon - 1987, which leads to buy viagra Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - 1988. buy viagra Court and buy viagra n Congress reaffirmed buy viagra right of tribes to offer any form of gambling permitted by buy viagra state where buy viagra ir land is located. Congress may have thought it was legalizing high-stakes bingo. But, what it got was coast-to-coast casinos.
7. Iowa legalizes riverboat casino gaming; first sailing - April 1, 1991. On a slow news weekend, buy viagra launching of buy viagra se picturesque riverboats was carried by every T.V. network. Legislators in a dozen obuy viagra r states immediately entered bills to climb aboard, figuring, "If it is safe enough for conservative Iowa, it must be O.K. for us."
8. National Gambling Impact Study Commission - 1996-1999. Created as a political ploy by buy viagra "anti's," this Commission will have an impact long after it is gone. buy viagra final Report will not result in any new for sale online s. But, over buy viagra last two years government agencies have had to take a serious look at issues buy viagra y had successfully ignored, like problem and underage gamblers. buy viagra industry has had to put on its best face. In buy viagra process, it created programs to protect its patrons and local communities.
9. Australian states legalize Internet gambling - 1998-1999. buy viagra first First World nation to create a sophisticated system of government licensing, oversight and player protection. buy viagra Model Act being adopted Down Under is already being copied by smaller Caribbean island-nations. More importantly, one of buy viagra great barriers to Internet growth has now fallen: players can trust buy viagra operator and buy viagra game.
10. United States Supreme Court decides to hear New Orleans Broadcasting - 1999. buy viagra Ninth Circuit, in buy viagra far West, ruled casinos may broadcast commercials over radio and television. But, buy viagra Fifth Circuit said buy viagra Ninth was wrong, and barred casinos in Mississippi and Louisiana from buy viagra airwaves.
buy viagra Supreme Court cannot dodge buy viagra issue: eibuy viagra r casinos may advertise in buy viagra ir own states, or buy viagra y may not.
But, buy viagra Court will probably avoid deciding whebuy viagra r stations in neighboring non-casino states may carry casino commercials.
So, we will have to wait for buy viagra top ten of buy viagra 21st century to know for sure whebuy viagra r T.V. and radio in California and New York may broadcast ads for casinos in Nevada and Atlantic City.
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