Sunday, October 31, 2004
Some Gambling and Poker News
Bettors are risking millions the outcome of the presidential election.
This is interesting to me, because in my mind there's a lot more riding on this presidential election than millions of dollars. There are lives at stake in Iraq. There are civil liberties at stake here at home. The environment is in constant danger.
There's an interesting article about students not needing campus jobs because they're making money playing poker in the Harvard school paper.
There were some big poker games going on when I was in the dorms in the late 80's and the early 90's too. I don't remember there being a lot of press about how dangerous gambling and poker are to our youth back then, but maybe that's because there wasn't a bunch of televised poker going on in those days. It's funny to think that the sports betting industry is so huge, but since the government continues its gambling prohibition almost everywhere, the only people profiting from sports betting are involved in organized crime, at least on some level.