Thursday, January 18, 2007

Update: The Sky Is Still Up There

chicken little "The only difference between disappointment and depression is your level of commitment." Mark Maron

Try to be just disappointed, not depressed people. Despite what you might be reading on the intertubes, the sky is not falling for online poker players in the US. Yes, Neteller, the most popular online payment processor for gambling sites has gone away, but that was fairly inevitable. Citadel is gone too, but I don't know of a single person that used them anyway.

Click2Pay is still in business and does a great job. I've never used ePassporte, but I've also heard good things about them.

It is certainly not a good sign, but your oppressive government has been doing this to you for the entire decade, so this can't exactly come as a shock. We are going to have to make a lot of adjustments now and in the future, but there's no reason to panic yet. (Unless you are a Neteller shareholder, then open the window and jump.)

Update Update: Click2Pay no longer accepts new US customers. If you were lucky enough to already have a Click2Pay account or opened it immediately when you found out about the Neteller arrests, you are fine. But if you don't have one now, you're not going to get one. There is a potential solution pending, but I haven't heard anything concrete, I'll post if I hear about it.

7 comments:

Drizztdj said...

The biggest domino just fell, how far behind do you think the rest are?

DuggleBogey said...

The biggest dominoes have to fall, they are too big to hide.

StB said...

Am I allowed to play dominoes for money?

DuggleBogey said...

Dominoes, no. Lottery and horse/dogracing, yes!

Go to any dog track at anytime. You won't see any degenerate gamblers. No way!

Dan said...

I saw Jim Leyland at a dog track once. Got his autograph on the back of a losing ticket. He was all gruff and suspicious of me, asking, "What is this?"

I don't know what he thought I was trying to get him to sign...power of attorney or something I guess.

TraumaPoker said...

If you don't think boxing the field on a .10 cent superfecta in a 8 dog race is degenerate then yeah the dog track is full of some stand up people....really it is.

DuggleBogey said...

Hmmm.....if I leave out just one dog, the longshot...it could work!

I think the nearest Dog Track is Birmingham. I'm outta here!