from the why-ever-would-you-think-it's-gambling? dept
Wired has an article about a company called Zoogi, which makes some software to allow anyone to make a little wager with someone else about any online game. The players sign up, say what they’re betting on, and then have to come back afterwards and say who won. If you don’t come back, or you don’t agree on who won you lose “credibility points”. They claim that it’s completely legal since it’s person-to-person and to be used with skill based activities. However, when people point out that this could get people slightly more addicted to gambling, the company plays innocent. They simply act shocked at the idea that what they’re supporting is gambling. Yeah, that’s the equivalent of Napster saying they had no idea that people were trading copyrighted music through their service.