Romney pro or anti-gambling?
If Mitt Romney becomes the next Republican presidential candidate, how will he deal with gambling? Romney appears to have the best shot right now but like most politicians, he’s shifted his views in gambling to appease his contingency.
In 1994, he ran for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat and advocated allowing the state of Massachusetts to expand gambling with slot parlors and new casinos. As the governor of Massachusetts, he later proposed to allowing slot parlors to slash a deficit of $3 billion.
Then Romney did a 180 a few years later, telling the Boston Globe that he wouldn’t support a proposal ”given our economic circumstances and the social costs associated with gaming.”
As a Morman, this later stance makes sense. If he wants key voters who are anti-gambling advocates, he may go against most gambling issues.
Nobody is sure exactly how he stands on the issue of legalizing gambling. But it appears if he sticks by his principles and constituents, he’ll probably not advocate. Then again, the supposedly liberal President Barack Obama sanctioned the Department of Justice going after Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and others on Friday, so anything is possible.
Speaking of “Black Friday” in the online Poker world, many sportsbooks are taking advantage of U.S . Poker players, who now are looking for new business. If you are one of those who belonged to the companies that were shut down, don’t rush into anything and be very cautious of a book trying to take advantage of the situation.
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