While on the surface it may appear as though the online poker lobby in the US is doing the rest of the iGambling world a major service by leading the ‘Gamblers are People Too’ campaign to have the States overturn their ban on Internet betting, I beg to differ.
To suggest that poker requires more skill than other wagering games, like betting on ‘too-good-to-be-glue’ horses, is missing the point. After all, the debate in America is not whether one game requires skill while another – like roulette – is all about luck. In fact it’s about protecting the land-based casinos, the horse racing industry, and the government-controlled (and milked) lotteries.
If you ask me, it’s the banks and credit card companies who are behind all the problems. If they would just stop lending people money! Yeah, I’m joking.
In all seriousness though, it’s no secret that online casinos promise better payouts than land casinos. But unfortunately it’s the real fair-gaming practitioners who have once again become fair game.