Well, as far as most people are concerned, online poker is already everywhere. It’s really old news to read posts that talk about the growth of online poker. What is interesting to note is the places where poker played online is legal and where it is not. 888 poker is very vibrant in the Asia pacific, particularly in Australia. New Zealand currently has relaxed laws pertaining to online poker. Various promotional campaigns unique to the Asia Pacific prove very successful, utilizing both sports and television personalities from the respective countries. This can be seen in the recent poker ashes.
It’s very important when discussing this topic to refer to the skill game nature of poker, as opposed to the chance luck games of casino, i.e. craps, roulette and blackjack.
Arrests made over the legality of online gambling were rampant over the past few years. The arrest of BetOnSports CEO David Carruthers in Texas in 2006, followed by Bwin CEO’s arrest in France in the same year. Bush’s piggy backing of the UIGEA on to the Safe Port Act in 2006 was viewed adversely by many avid gamblers and admirers of the culture alike.
Yet again, we gaze back upon the events transpiring in the arena of online gambling, and one question pops up … What’s changed?
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