Online poker

Kim Komando addresses the proliferation of online gaming, the WTO and the Justice Department …

Since 2002, the DOJ has pressured media companies to pull ads for online gambling. Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio company, stopped airing ads for online casinos that year. Other mainstream media companies have followed suit.

If you ever wonder, however, about all of the online poker commercials you see, you’ll notice that what they’re advertising are “play money” games. Poker Stars, for example, runs ads for PokerStars.Net, which is an entirely play money site. The real money site is A pretty slick way of getting around any real or preceived government prohibition on gambling ads.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone contributes another chit to the poker hype machine.

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