Although legally sound, targeting the ISPs would require
political will. With countless new ISPs going online
every year, it would require a substantial federal
bureaucracy to keep them in formed of which sites
to block, and then make sure they did it. Currently,
the government does not have the apparatus to closely
monitor the oceans of Internet data. Establishing
a cyber-censorship bureau would likely provoke vigorous
protests on civil liberties grounds. If such an effort
was mounted, it would make e-gambling much less accessible.
The more secretive e-casinos might be safe, but as
soon as they advertise for customers they would be
Another way to choke off betting under Kyl would be
to go after not the ISPs, but the banks and transaction
houses that process credit cards. By one estimate,
ninety percent of Internet bets are on plastic. It
is guesstimated that cutting them off would dissuade
half the US market. There are far fewer charge account
processors than ISPs, and many are American, making
them vulnerable. This approach also avoids the civil
liberties concerns about blocking access to websites.
that is required is a short document that summarizes
all the determinations you've made for the tournament.
You can email the document to the group to announce
the tournament, and ,,on can save the format to fill
in for future tournaments. Most importantly, you must
print it out and have it on hand at the event. Table
14.1 shows how I would document the sample tournament
we developed in this chapter.