Considering all the less-than-legal betting going on this weekend, there’s a certain irony in yesterday’s ruling by the World Trade Organization.

The U.S. ban on offshore Internet gambling payments is illegal, the World Trade Organization said yesterday, upholding a decision that allowed for sanctions.

The WTO said the United States ignored the previous ruling, which challenged the U.S. ban on payments to gambling Web sites while allowing bets on its own soil.

One more example of the world pointing out the hypocrisy in our national policies.

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