View Full Version : Doyle Brunson Would Likely Endorce Paul

09-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Where does Ron stand on regulating online gambling? If hes against regulation as I suspect has the campaign or grassroots attempted to spread this message? Doyle Brunson (the godfather of poker) has repeatedly expressed dismay at current laws. He would likely jump behind the campaign, bringing money and people with him. Full Tilt Poker, to name one high traffic site is endorced by dozens of famous, world class poker players. These are potental, high profile Paul activists. Poker is big business with millions of online players who face stifling restrictions due to unjust laws. They represent donations and votes.

Ron Paul Fan
09-25-2007, 10:43 PM
Paul is obviously opposed to any regulation on internet gambling. Doyle is also from Texas like Dr. Paul and could help spread the word. I've heard him say though that he'd never vote Republican again because they were the ones that got that legislation passed through Congress. But if we can contact him and let him know of Ron Paul, I'm sure he'd welcome him.

09-25-2007, 10:46 PM
He thinks that the government has no business regulating internet gambling. Here is what he said on the issue:

"Mr. Speaker, HR 2143 limits the ability of individual citizens to use bank
instruments, including credit cards or checks, to finance Internet gambling.
This legislation should be rejected by Congress since the federal government
has no constitutional authority to ban or even discourage any form of

In addition to being unconstitutional, HR 2143 is likely to prove
ineffective at ending Internet gambling. Instead, this bill will ensure that
gambling is controlled by organized crime. History, from the failed
experiment of prohibition to today's futile "war on drugs," shows that the
government cannot eliminate demand for something like Internet gambling
simply by passing a law. Instead, HR 2143 will force those who wish to
gamble over the Internet to patronize suppliers willing to flaunt the ban.
In many cases, providers of services banned by the government will be
members of criminal organizations. Even if organized crime does not operate
Internet gambling enterprises their competitors are likely to be controlled
by organized crime. After all, since the owners and patrons of Internet
gambling cannot rely on the police and courts to enforce contracts and
resolve other disputes, they will be forced to rely on members of organized
crime to perform those functions. Thus, the profits of Internet gambling
will flow into organized crime. Furthermore, outlawing an activity will
raise the price vendors are able to charge consumers, thus increasing the
profits flowing to organized crime from Internet gambling. It is bitterly
ironic that a bill masquerading as an attack on crime will actually increase
organized crime's ability to control and profit from Internet gambling!

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, HR 2143 violates the constitutional limits on
federal power. Furthermore, laws such as HR 2143 are ineffective in
eliminating the demand for vices such as Internet gambling; instead, they
ensure that these enterprises will be controlled by organized crime.
Therefore I urge my colleagues to reject HR 2143, the Unlawful Internet
Gambling Funding Prohibition Act."

Here is a youtube video on the topic:

09-25-2007, 10:47 PM
Gambling911 is one of the big reporter of news of Ron Paul stories. Also, Paul likely voted against those restrictive laws - so he can't be grouped together with the rest of the republicans.

09-25-2007, 10:49 PM
Excellent posts!

An angle I had not thought of and I am an on-line poker player! The law changes have made it a real pain in the a - - ! I will be scheming on this one. :rolleyes:

09-26-2007, 06:34 AM
Ive suggested saying something like "keep online poker legal RonPaul2008.com" when you are about to leave a real money table.

Some sites let you have player profiles put RP website in there. Do not forget about posting at the official poker rooms forums, put ronpaul2008.com in your sig.

09-26-2007, 07:36 AM

if you can get that organization then you have a ton of ppl behind you.