Online gambling to equal child pornography in Washington State

June 1, 2006

Slashdot reports that online gambling in the Unites States state of Washington is to become a Class C felony from June 7, that will put it on the same level as possessing child pornography, and can result in a 5 year prison stint and a $10,000 USD fine.

What is it with the States? This is nuts. Apparently spending your own money online gambling is as bad as kiddie porn? And Americans wonder why the rest of the world often scratches its head in disbelief!