Thursday, August 02, 2012

Online casino musings

Greetings from St. Louis.

After my lost foray to Lumiere Place, in which I made multiple boneheaded blunders I decided to cool my heels for awhile so I haven’t been to the poker tables much lately.

I’ve written plenty on Missouri Watchdog about state politics in the past couple of months, but I can’t say I’ve heard a whisper of discussion about online poker and online gaming in general. It’s not quite Alabama, but the Show Me State definitely leans right.

I am curious to see what happens with online gaming. We know they’ll eventually legalize poker, but what about other online casino games?

Considering what happened to online poker I was surprised to see that several online casinos are heartily operational in the United States. This official site for a number of the online casinos lists quite a few available to American players.

It’s got a listing for which sites offer the top games, such as craps, blackjack and roulette. I must admit I have developed a liking for video poker. If you’re going to play a casino game, but don’t want to buck huge house odds, that’s one of your best bets.

I honestly could see some state legislators or members of Congress just as apt to vote for casinos in general – just because that’s what they know. You know there have to be a number of lawmakers who have sat down at a blackjack table in their day who have never played a hand of casino poker.

Will the argument that poker is a game of skill really matter to them?

I think the fight for personal liberties will win the day over the skill vs. luck debate.

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