Amazing report shows people still gambling online in the U.S.
Wired.com has an article on the state of affairs of online gambling in the United States. As you may know, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed back in September of 2006, making it illegal for Americans to gamble online. Most online poker players thought this sucked, and apparently still do. Also, not surprisingly, they’re getting past the blockade with the same old tricks, such as foreign pre-paid debit cards and Canadian addresses. If it weren’t so sickenly disturbing that we’re going through Prohibition all over again, it might even be funny.
In the interesting side note department, it seems the player interviewed in the Wired article, identified only as ‘Boy Wonder,’ graduated with me from Haverford in 2005.
The novice used to pay the rent for Boy Wonder, who started playing poker full-time after graduating from Haverford College in 2005. He earned around $1,000 a week playing in $1/2 and $2/4 limit games, which specify the amount a player can bet during rounds of play. But now the game is more trouble to him than it’s worth. “It’s unstable,” he says.
Soooo, who could it be? I have theories…