Bad bet

September 25, 1999

THE leap of many college students into debts beyond their comprehension through Internet gambling is only the half of it. This pollutes college sport. It traps plenty of other folks.

Betting by phone is illegal. If it can be done on the Internet with impunity, no state could legislate its gambling environment.

Don't be fooled by companies doing it offshore. That's okay if bettors go there. What's illegal off-line is illegal on, or ought to be. That includes scams of any kind, including this.

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