Vice Squad
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Proof That the Midwest is Boring?

Internet gambling has now been with us for nearly ten years -- imagine how benighted we were just a decade ago! "More than 5 million Americans have accounts with Internet gambling sites, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office." What sort of folks gamble on-line? Well, Midwesterners, for starters: ", one of the oldest online casinos, said its highest concentration of players - more than 420,000 - is spread among Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio."

The linked article (from Kansas via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) is just chock full, by golly, of other interesting tidbits concerning web-based gambling. Regular players are given various perks, not unlike in brick-and-mortar casinos. Poker has been taking over as the game of choice. Most players are women. Some casino sites offering counseling for gambling addicts.

You don't think that bloggers are concentrated in the Midwest, too, do you?

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