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One vote. Poll closes on the 20th.

The Janitor
10 (71.4%)
The Silver Streak vs. Mistress Mayhem
3 (21.4%)
The Cuckoo and his eggs
1 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: July 20, 2014, 09:33:27 PM

Author Topic: Short Story #21 - Winner Announced  (Read 6779 times)

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Re: Short Story #21 - Voting closes July 20th
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2014, 06:02:17 PM »
Nearing the deadline. Get those votes in if you haven't already!

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Re: Short Story #21 - Winner Announced
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2014, 10:09:22 PM »
The winner, and writer of The Janitor, is IAN.

Congrats, good sir, on a great short story. Now if everyone will excuse me, I have a date with Mistress Mayhem.  ;D



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Re: Short Story #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 03:57:30 AM »
The Mistress Mayhem story got my vote too, and I really think it deserved to score higher than it did.

Thank you thank you. Meditating on the next competition. (evil, sinister laugh)
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Re: Short Story #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 04:31:02 AM »
Congrats, Ian.
Great story.

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 07:46:23 AM »
Congrats, Ian, got my vote.

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Re: Short Story #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »
Mine too Ian :D Congrats!
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Re: Short Story #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2014, 09:15:40 AM »
Congratulations  :)
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Re: Short Story #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2014, 12:59:13 PM »
Well done, Ian. ;D

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 01:56:53 PM »
Well done lan, looks like you now have the honor of setting the next challenge.  :D
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014, 02:20:55 PM »
Well done Ian. It got my vote. B
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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2014, 03:12:08 PM »
new challenge up!
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2014, 04:43:17 PM »
You can find it here:

Short Story #22 Challenge

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2021, 12:52:05 PM »
All gambling connoisseurs will understand and support me, as I want to talk about the us-online-casinos.com/casinos/mobile/ website, which is becoming more and more popular. In my opinion, these are the top positions to play at online casinos.

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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2021, 01:47:51 PM »
On line gambling sure has come a long way....

Online Gambling
Don’t Roll the Dice

06/06/07

computer screen showing gambling chipsIf you’ve ever thought about visiting a cyber casino, here’s something you should know: it’s illegal to gamble online in the United States.

“You can go to Vegas. You can go to Atlantic City. You can go to a racetrack. You can go to those places and gamble legally. But don’t do it online. It’s against the law,” says Leslie Bryant, head of our Cyber Crime Fraud unit at FBI Headquarters.

That means:

…No placing cyber bets on sporting events or in virtual card games;

…No transferring money electronically for gambling; and

…No wagers in offshore Internet casinos even if you live in the U.S.

What’s allowed? Some free online games, fantasy leagues, and Indian gaming sites that aren’t strictly defined as Internet gambling.

It’s also illegal for businesses to run gambling websites and to solicit online bets. Even companies handling transactions for cyberspace bettors can face federal charges.

Cracking down. Our strategy for tackling illegal online gambling—as a key enforcement agency—is to start with the companies providing the services in the first place. “We’re going after the people making the money—the owners of these virtual casinos, gaming rooms, and off-track betting parlors,” Bryant says.

We currently have about a dozen of these cases in motion. One of the biggest came last July when a federal grand jury in St. Louis returned a 22-count indictment against 11 individuals and four companies for their involvement in illegal online gaming and related activities. On May 24, one of the companies—BetonSports— pled guilty to racketeering charges in the case.

We’ve also had success against companies supporting the money flows behind virtual gambling. In January, for example, two Canadians were charged with operating an Internet payment services company that transferred billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds between U.S. citizens and the owners of online gambling sites outside the country.

In 2003, another Internet financial services company paid $10 million in a civil agreement to settle allegations that it aided illegal offshore and online gambling agreements. The U.S. government has also settled several cases with online businesses that have accepted money to market virtual gambling operations.

Think a little online gambling can’t cost you? Don’t bet on it. Even if you don’t get caught gambling, you could well lose the money you have in an online gaming account if the company faces charges, since the U.S. government seizes assets in these cases whenever possible.

FYI, here are the primary federal laws that govern online gambling:

    Transmission of wagering, betting by use of a wire communication
    Broadcasting lottery information
    Fraud by wire
    Mail fraud: Attempt and Conspiracy

For more information on our cyber investigations and operations, see our Cyber Investigations website.


https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2007/june/gambling_060607
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Re: Short Story #21 - Winner Announced
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2021, 08:38:13 AM »
Congrats