In the present epoch, when the witch hunt for victimless criminals continues apace and even increases, it is all the more important to protect our liberties. One of the purposes of the present paper is to do so with regard to gambling.
We use logical arguments (reductios ad absurdum) and empirical case studies to make the case that online or any other kind of gambling in general, and poker in particular, are justified uses of our freedoms.
We find that although poker, whether online or in any other format is under attack by the powers that be, the case for such initiatives is a weak one.
The value of this essay is to focus attention on yet another one of our liberties that is in grave danger of being obliterated.
We thank the reviewers for their comments on an earlier version of this paper. All remaining errors are of course our own responsibility.
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