Online Gambling: Where It Stops, Nobody Knows
from the deal-another-hand dept
A fairly interesting article all about the problems associated with online gambling. The article is pretty thorough in bringing up all the various issues. It discusses the addiction problem, and how many gambling addicts are drawn to the internet – where they can gamble in private, and there’s never an issue of getting thrown out. It talks about the various legal solutions, though it doesn’t point out that any legal solution is likely to be ineffective, since there are so many off-shore online casinos. The article also talks about people who gamble at work – wondering where the liability might fall. Clearly, this is more of a social problem, where people need to be educated. Since it seems difficult for the people who are addicted to gambling to realize it at the time, this is an issue where hte people around them need to notice that there’s a problem, and intervene as soon as possible. Hopefully, articles like this one help to get that message out.
Comments on “Online Gambling: Where It Stops, Nobody Knows”
New forms of crime?
Beyond the everyday blackjack or roulette stuff, would not the internet make possible more elaborate conspiracy-type cons? Combine gambling with real-life assassinations, abductions, hacked bank accounts. Players would play along out of fear, self-interest.
why not card count?
If these are just like real casinos, but no one gets thrown out, why not count cards in blackjack? The MIT kids made millions, and they had to make up complex ruses to do it. Here, it’d be far easier to count cards than at a real casino–in fact, you could automate a robot that plays perfectly.
Re: why not card count?
Well, if it’s computerized… does counting cards help at all? I mean, you could play with infinite decks, right? Then what advantage does counting give you?