As someone that hadn't been playing much poker as of late, this whole debaucle is still fucking depressing for many reasons, at the top of which is that I don't even have the decision to play if I wanted to. I never kept much money online in a bankroll, preferring to use whatever minute amounts I've won for things that I wanted that required splurging, like my laptop, but now I don't even have the option to start up again.
By the way: thank you, Absolute, for the free $5 you put in my account yesterday. I'm going to run that up to a bazillion dollars and buy my own internet ready island in the South Pacific, complete with a lifetime membership to BangBus.com and a neverending supply of peppermint lotion.
There are many questions that have been answered by people much more educated on the subject than I, but I still have one question that I'm too lazy investigate; why isn't online gambling and such being taxed? I mean, it's obvious that there's a shit-ton of money hot potatoed around daily on various gambling sites, and we all know that the goverment likes them some money. Boy do they like them some money.
Is it dense of me to believe that because these companies aren't located in the United States, and therefore aren't required to pay taxes(right?), that the government is doing whatever it is they can to shut down every possible site in order to ultimately set up their own goverment-run sites? Am I that dumb? Or has this been the speculation the whole time and I just haven't seen it? Why wouldn't this be part of their Master Plan?
I find it hard to believe that The Powers That Be would pass on another guaranteed revenue source such as online gambling.