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Loneliness of Late Night Casino Gambling
It is a Friday night and Cory and Neil are on
decent rolls on the roulette and blackjack tables.
And their roulette and blackjack tables? They are confined to
computer monitors in corners of their apartments.
Next year will mark the 10-year anniversary of online casinos. More
than 5 million Americans have accounts with Internet gambling sites,
according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability
In 2005, the number of Web gamblers in the United States will reach
about 7.4 million, according to the St. Louis-based gambling analysts
River City Group.
"The reason it’s been so successful is that people are more
comfortable with technology," said Cory Aronovitz, founder of the
Chicago-based Casinos Law Group. " . . . So more people are comfortable
staying home to do their gambling."
And it appears more people are "staying home" in the Midwest than in
other parts of the country. CasinoFortune.com, 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.
entire article at:
The Buffalo News
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