Runner Runner Hits Hot Buttons on Both Sides of Gambling Fence

Runner Runner Hits Hot Buttons on Both Sides of Gambling Fence

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has ruffled some feathers by operating political ads in regards to the new internet poker film Runner Runner

Movie Stars of films nowadays usually know ahead of time that most forms of merchandising and interviews are the main job. They understand that entertainment reporters will ask them all types of nosey questions regarding their latest paramour, a scandalous outfit, or a run in utilizing the paparazzi. But what Runner Runner stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck both definitely seasoned within the ways of Hollywood chances are probably don’t anticipate were the heated feelings their movie about a wicked internet poker operator, pre-Black Friday, as well as the broke student conned by his website would evoke.

Federal Regulations Still Vague

In the current tense climate with a few states creating their own regulatory climate, but nearly all of America still sitting in regulatory limbo they position the film’s message as a ‘cautionary tale,’ and one that federal legislators should take heed of while they wait to see if and when the federal government will finally act the American Gaming Association (which represents the interests of many of the casino industry’s major players) has pulled out all their guns, buying ads throughout social media where.

But the film- which just opened nationwide is perhaps not designed to make any such statement, say the screenwriters, whom simply thought the similar-to-real-life-but-slightly-embellished tale of a 20-something gambler, played by Timberlake, and his evil offshore poker web site nemesis-become-crime-boss, played by Affleck, would make a juicy story that is pretty.

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Silk Road Founder Arrested While Bitcoins Plummet

Silk Road Founder Arrested While Bitcoins Plummet

Bitcoins come in the news, between the shut down of Silk Road,a plummet in exchange rates, and a new live-streaming site.

It’s been a significant week for Bitcoins into the news; a triple whammy, actually.

First, there was the arrest by the FBI of Silk Road’s founder known online only by his handle ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, but apparently known to the feds only a little more intimately as Ross William Ulbricht- as well as the seizure and shut down of this Silk Road site itself. Silk path was an exclusively Bitcoin gambling site, well-known to numerous being an open market for illegal drugs and much more; the web site’s just under a million registered users were usually cash launderers, in line with the arrest warrant.

‘Based on my training and experience, Silk Road has emerged as the absolute most advanced and extensive unlawful marketplace on the online world today,’ FBI Special Agent Christopher Tarbell noted within the complaint. Tarbell added that in the past 2 1/2 years, Silk path generated some $1.3 billion worth of comparable Bitcoin trades and netted $85 million in commissions for itself, frequently for things as macabre as employing hitmen, looking for computer hackers or buying illegal weapons.

Major Rate Volatility Ensues

Meanwhile only a few days following the shut down of the site by the feds and the arrest of Ulbricht Bitcoins themselves went through some Cat-5 volatility, whenever rates for the currency that is digital from $139 per Bitcoin to $109.71 per Bitcoin in only under three hours.

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