Black Friday came a little over a week ago.
Under the Bush Jr. administration gambling with the use of a credit card was outlawed, but a number of online poker and casino companies continued a newly illegal practice of allowing Americans to use their credit cards to gamble. Here is the new related to black Friday
Last week a number of poker rooms had their domain names seized, and the FBI issued arrest warrants for the CEOs of the companies and for a number of influential people who work within them. No one knows what is going to happen in this industry.
I used to live in the United States and being a poor lad I headed home after working long hours at a job. After walking the dog I usually sat down and played a free hand of poker at PokerStars, or played real money blackjack. I always stayed with the card games, because it was those I could really control and enjoyed the passive crowd of people online rather than having them in my living room. I was happy in that mode. One hand on a cold bud, and the other on a warm money hungry mouse.
I have never gotten into online gambling in Sweden. I play the lotto and wait for the “ingen vinst” at the cashier every time I turn in my ticket to see if I have won. It is either that or trading in scratched lotto tickets.
I guess I feel for those who in the US are having their betting companies get pulled out from under them. I would have been upset if someone took that chance from me. I would be annoyed if the chance for me to waste my money on a lottery card was removed by my government or if I wanted to play poker or casino in Sweden. To the people who this has affected, I understand your pain and I watch with eager eyes to see if this is the end of a campaign against your version of an online game.