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Virtual Gambling

Virtual Gambling

Date: Nov 02 2007

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Intro

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In the United States, only a few states allow casinos. For those unfortunate enough not to live in a place where you can sit down at a black jack table with a real dealer, there is video poker and online gambling.

Video poker machines are usually found in bars and they sort of look like video games. You insert money and play against a computer.

Beren likes to play video poker, but Marni is about to introduce her to the exciting world of online gambling.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Beren

Beren

Marni:  Do you like to gamble?

Beren:  I love gambling.

Marni:  Really?

Beren:  Yeah. Totally. I’m really into video poker.

Marni:  Oh, okay. Yeah, we’re big on video poker here in Oregon. I don’t like it. Like, I lose five dollars and I freak out. I hate it.

Beren:  I think overall I’m definitely up a couple hundred bucks, but I have lost some money too.

Marni:  You gotta be prepared, I think, to lose. I have a friend who actually pays her rent by playing poker online.

Beren:  No way.

Marni:  She is that good.

Beren:  No way.

Marni:  Yeah, I have to admire her skill.

Beren:  So she plays video poker online…

Marni:  Actual poker, actual poker game. There’s poker games you can get in on online.

Beren:  Are there cards or…

Marni:  There’s cards. It’s all virtual. It’s fascinating.

Beren:  Like, what’s the buy-in for this?

Marni:  Sometimes it’s $3, sometimes it’s $500, you know, depending on how high stakes you want to play.

Beren:  And she pays her rent that way?

Marni:  She does.

Beren:  What does she do for a day job? Or is that like her sole source of income?

Marni:  Right now, it’s basically her sole source of income. She’s trying to get some things going, but yeah.

Beren:  Do you have the web address for the main site she uses?

Marni:  I don’t, but I’ll find out for you.

Beren:  Excellent. Thank you.

 

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Discussion

Video poker is really popular in Oregon since casinos aren’t allowed most places in the state. Marni doesn’t like video poker because she always loses a little bit of money. Beren loves video poker and guesses that she’s won $100 so far. It’s funny how winning at gambling makes you like it more.

But Marni has a friend who has won much more than $100 playing poker against other people online. Her friend actually makes all of her money playing virtual poker!

Beren is amazed and can’t wait to try playing poker online. Marni is going to give her the web address her friend uses to make all of her money.

 

Comments

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anilpatel101

India

I like game very well

03:52 AM Nov 04 2007 |

yelbegi

yelbegi

Turkey

I hate that

03:48 AM Nov 04 2007 |

zhao.1299

China

    I agree with .  But more importantly , I have not enough money to play it !

02:58 AM Nov 04 2007 |

liuyangqiyejia

China

perrty good

02:41 AM Nov 04 2007 |

jame_lucy

China

gambing is bad for your health

01:47 AM Nov 04 2007 |

jame_lucy

China

hello,everyone.

01:46 AM Nov 04 2007 |

angelcena

angelcena

Jamaica

well well well what can i say i dont like grambling because i dont think you should get money that way and some times its not fair at tall because you loos and have not even a money to buy lunch lol

10:56 PM Nov 03 2007 |

alexander.gamboa

Colombia

I don´t like  gambling, I rather other activities but dynamic

10:28 PM Nov 03 2007 |

obadi

Yemen

i never come to thes places.often thes places creat enemies between human and most of them lost their money.in islam religion that is forbidden .

04:37 PM Nov 03 2007 |

abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

yes,that is good

04:25 PM Nov 03 2007 |

Evgeniya

Evgeniya

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Well,it's quite an interesting question.I don't like such games, but my sister and her husband are somehow addicted to it. When I saw them playing I became scared, but they don't go out till they get at least their money back. It's getting more and more stricter with casinos in my country.

02:47 PM Nov 03 2007 |

mary4u

Senegal

mary4u,

10:37 AM Nov 03 2007 |

mulee

mulee

Ethiopia

Is there any can help me in grammer

10:30 AM Nov 03 2007 |

mulee

mulee

Ethiopia

I don’t like gambling at all couse I am not lucky enough and it bothers me and I don’t think it’s legal to get the money.

10:21 AM Nov 03 2007 |

nasrinmasady

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I do not like gambling. I am not lucky person and I agree whit Dianamou," it is not correct way to earn the many".

09:52 AM Nov 03 2007 |

李怀先

China

we are not gambing in dormitry .

07:46 AM Nov 03 2007 |

李怀先

China

i thick so

07:35 AM Nov 03 2007 |

huanglongli

China

I'm agree with you,but you said that our Chinese have  gambing gene,I think you made a mistake.Gamb is a game which gets many people be addicted to it and let them throw much money even their family into it.We must take some measures to forbide it throughout the world.If not,it will be a new kind of heroin.

 

06:51 AM Nov 03 2007 |

h_donyaei

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i,v heard about Lasvegas and its casinos from my sister-inlaw who lives in usa.i,m realy eager to travel to this city and see the world of gambling!

06:26 AM Nov 03 2007 |

h_donyaei

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really like to travel to Lasvegas and see casinos,but i haven,t money to gamble.

06:17 AM Nov 03 2007 |

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