Online Poker=Good (if you know what you are doing)
Online gambling (i.e. slots, black jack, etc.)=Bad (no matter what!)
Argue all you want, but I can point you to multiple people who make plenty of money playing poker online, including pros who have cleared 30K in a night. I don't think you'll find too many online gamblers that do the same AND win consistently.
And since we are on the topic: standing offer. I play on Pacific Poker. If you sign up through me (PM me for details) you get 20% of your initial deposit and I'll see to it you get an extra $25 on me (again PM for details).