Larry Mantle

Legalizing online gambling

Washington-state Congressman Jim McDermott has introduced legislation that would legalize internet gambling. He says it would give the U. S. opportunities to regulate such websites and to collect tax revenue from winnings.

However, with millions of Americans already gambling online through offshore sites, how many would switch to legal ones if they could? Presumably, Americans could still get around paying taxes on winnings by using the offshore sites.

What do you think? Should gambling online be legalized? Would it make any difference in Americans' gambling habits and tax revenue?

We'll talk with Congressman McDermott on Thursday's "AirTalk."

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