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NJ Gamblers May Be Locked Out By Flaws In Virtual Fence 88

Posted by timothy
from the idiocracy-meets-1984-meets-mother-may-I dept.
According to an Associated Press story (as carried by the Washington Post), regulations meant to selectively allow some forms of internet gambling to take place within New Jersey (with a cut to the state, of course) are being enforced by means of "virtual fences" that fall short of the state's borders. An excerpt: "'Unfortunately for some people, there may not be sufficient verification that they are in New Jersey — even if they are — and they’ll be denied,' said David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. 'It’s an unavoidable consequence.'" For some values of unavoidable, maybe.
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NJ Gamblers May Be Locked Out By Flaws In Virtual Fence

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  • Proxy? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by duke_cheetah2003 (862933) on Sunday November 17, 2013 @04:24PM (#45450337) Homepage

    Is it just me or does this look pretty silly? One proxy inside their virtual fence and it's utterly pointless and useless?

  • Re:Shockingly... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 17, 2013 @06:42PM (#45450991)

    Meh, some people pay good money for tix to a concert or sports game, and while there buy some food and drinks. They do that for entertainment and the performers and the venue always win, yet nobody raises an eyebrow.

    My friends and I go to the casino, spend a preset amount of money on slot machines and card games, and buy some food and drinks. We do it for entertainment too and the house always wins just like the concert/sports venue, yet somehow what we do is wrong.

    Go figure.

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