Online Gambling... For A Living

from the why-not? dept

While the US continues to ban online gambling (and look for ways to stop anyone who dares to find non-US-based sites to keep on gambling), the UK has decided it's better to just regulate online gambline -- especially as some players seem to be making something of a career out of it. Of course, the online poker player they talk to seems to have made a career out of beating Americans who shouldn't be gambling online anyway: "The best time to play is between 4am and 7am," she explains, "because the Americans are playing - and they're drunk."

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    dorpus, 9 Aug 2004 @ 9:18am

    Pai Gow

    Asian markets have a way bigger supply of gambling addicts who are prevented from gambling legally. Millions of laborers throughout the region who work those 18-hour days like to spend it all on illegal street gambling. There is a common practice of retail stores that suddenly shut down overnight, because the owner incurred huge gambling losses and is on the run from the mob. Incredible con artists too, who are grand masters at the art of cheating. It'll be interesting to see the upcoming havoc.

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