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Father Of Man Killed In Gambling Dispute Asks Obama To Outlaw Online Wagering

Terminally-Ill Wisconsin Resident Looking To Spread Awareness of Gambling Addicition

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Robert McGuiganRobert McGuigan is terminally-ill and probably only has a few more months to live. With that time he is doing everything he can to spread awareness of the perils of gambling addiction. The Madison, Wisconsin resident is also appealing to President Barack Obama to outlaw online gambling.

“I’d like to see him do something in regards to the Internet gambling and make that completely illegal,” McGuigan said to Channel 3000.

McGuigan took up his crusade against gambling in 2006, three years after his son Jason was murdered after a gambling dispute. Jason was asked to place a bet for Mark Wu, but did not make the wager. It ended up winning, and would have been worth $17,000 to Wu, who killed McGuigan and his two roommates once he learned about the bet not being placed. The horrible nature of this crime rippled out, with one of the roommate’s brothers committing suicide in the wake of the tragic events. Wu killed himself in jail on the day his trial was set to get underway.

This past week McGuigan was presented the Leadership Award by the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. According to the council there are 330,000 at-risk or compulsive gamblers in Wisconsin alone.

 
 
 
 

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Barry2
over 3 years ago

I feel for this man but his son was killed by a bad person. By this logic we should outlaw car since way more people are killed by them than disputes over gambling.

 
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notCIA
over 3 years ago

Cars can be a safe, efficient, and effective mode of transportation in service to humanity. Gambling has no purpose other than to serve the ungodly.

 
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mago
over 3 years ago

Not sure if you are being sarcastic notCIA, but the un-godly does more than just gamble. I am going to assume you already knew that and was just looking to get a reaction from emotionally challenged folks. I do feel for this man as well. However, these little crusades poeple take up as some sort of moral calling is what will ultimately destroy us, if it hasn't already, and delude all rights in America. "Oh but if I save just one life". In the mean time you destroyed millions more.

 
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notCIA
over 3 years ago

mago, I was clearly responding to the comparison Barry2 made and I never said the ungodly only gamble.

 
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abbiggs
over 3 years ago

So instead of placing the bet for his friend, he stole his money and hoped the bet would be a loser? Yeah, online gambling is to blame.

 
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Christina5
8 months ago

Even though I'm years late into this thread I just saw the episode of Forensic Files on this case and just had to comment. This 28 yr old low life of a "man" Jason was a piece of shit! Manipulating and taking advantage of a naive 19 yr old foreign student that had deep pockets. Mark Wu was depending on his winnings from that bet to deposit back into his account that he'd drawn so much out of to appease his parents and was ecstatic to hear he'd actually won only to find out the bet was never placed and not only that but Jason refused to return ANY of his money and threatens him with violence and a gun! Unbelievable and sickening. This Jason guy was no innocent victim and his family has some nerve to try to blame gambling on his death. Instead they should blame themselves for raising a brazen thief scumbag who thought conning people out of their money was a decent way to earn a living. LOSER!

 
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