Like many other groundbreaking things this century, there was serious opposition to online gambling. For a while it looked like it was tethering on the brink of illegality, with conservatives and liberals alike attacking it from all angles. It was illegal, it was unconstitutional, it was keeping kids away from school and mothers away from their children. But after weathering the storm, it’s here to stay. And it’s one of the fastest growing online markets, and it’s not showing signs of slowing down. From its humble beginnings, there are now dozens of high quality online gambling websites and even virtual, second-lifeesque casinos.
Truth be said, there is more money in online gambling than the chips lying on a virtual table on your laptop’s screen. Money from sponsorships and advertising in poker tournaments has sky-rocketed in this decade. Not to mention the insurmountable amounts of money that banks are getting from taxing bank transfers and that governments are making on taxing winnings. Gambling has always been a sort of inconvenient truth, and not everybody can be happy about how much it is booming thanks to the internet.
Spearheading the online gambling movement are internet poker games. In fact, gambling and poker are pretty much synonyms nowadays. Be it freeroll games, where you play with imaginary money, low stakes games that just “keep things interesting” or actual high-stakes hardcore poker, there’s something for everyone’s taste and pocket. And it looks like it’s here to stay also, at least until we find something else to spend our money on.
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For anyone who saw the movie The Color of Money, you will remember that famous quote, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” There is also an old Chinese proverb that tell us, “If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.”
There is another quote by an unknown author that goes like this, “In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno lounge, nothing ever gets hit there.” This person evidently never won anything in the Keno lounge. Danny Thomas, old time actor and father of Marlo Thomas once said, “A race track is a place where windows clean people.” He must have been one who bet at the race track.
Another TV actor from long also, Will Rogers offered his quote regarding gambling as, “You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.” He must have also been one who bet on the horses, or at least he did at one time. Jack Yelton once said, “”There is a very easy way to return form a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.”