On Mar 28, 2006, at 10:04 AM, John McSweeney wrote:
> I don't wish to be alarmist but recent news articles on MYSpace and
> like sites all mention how (from the students point of view)
> clueless we parents and educators can be.
Well, you did. So I do my normal thing and go to google, and after a
few clicks decided that, hmm ...
Here's the sense of the numbers ... mostly focusing on adults,
somewhat focused on Europe, but not comforting news at all ...
The Odds Are Good That Online Gambling Will Continue to Thrive -- But
at What Price?
July 13, 2005
- Online poker is on a winning streak. According to research firm
River City Group, Internet poker alone is a $2 billion-a-year
industry with a million players monthly. ComScore Media Metrix --
which measures all U.S. Internet users at home, work and college
locations -- reports more than 29.1 million unique visitors to online
gambling sites in April, out of a total audience of 165 million.
The growing allure of online poker
By Ben Richardson
BBC business reporter
Thursday, 2 June, 2005, 14:35 GMT 15:35 UK
- According to research group Forrester, 76% of the UK's 29 million
adult internet users admit to regularly placing a bet either online
The Big Poker Gamble
By Phillip Kemp
BBC Money Programme
Thursday, 8 December 2005, 23:47 GMT
- More than $1m (£575,000) are staked every minute by enthusiasts
like Jane Foster, or Ms Fortune, as she's known online.
- Online poker is illegal in some countries, including the United
States, where the authorities say 90% of Partypoker's players are based.
Online Poker Site Launched For Russian, Polish Players
Friday, November 18, 2005
- LONDON (SPT) — Ongame, the world’s third-largest online poker
network, has launched its real-money poker website in Poland and
Russia, a company press-release said Tuesday.
Student ends spring break $1 million richer
New poker millionaire, 22, wins tournament during Caribbean cruise
Updated: 8:27 p.m. ET March 23, 2006