Censorship via Washington State Anti-Gambling Law

Washington State recently passed a law against internet gambling that contains a provision banning speech that “aids and abets” the gambling industry it defines as illegal. As it is explained in detail on this page, two major gaming industry magazines have cancelled their Washington State subscriptions, considering themselves banned by that law. This story did see the light of day, it was almost a celebrity, at least from within the gambling circles which whom it affected. It could be read on guest post across all gambling types of blogs like www.boomtownbingo.com/haydock-park-racecourse and of course, in magazines in every which casino.

Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat is bringing this issue to the world’s attention. A previous column by Westneat was about Bellingham’s Todd Boutte, whose website reviewing casinos was also declared illegal by the State.

The law can be found here.

2 comments on “Censorship via Washington State Anti-Gambling Law

  1. Wow, this may be construed as censorship or “gagging” if you will, pretty much resulting in the decline of online gambling companies devestating the financial well-being of many citizens in Washington State. Yeah, I’m okay with that.

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