Posts Tagged ‘Eivind’

Online Poker Amber Alert

by , Nov 3, 2008 | 10:06 am

Though this probably falls under the category of “bad for poker” … hey, it’s not like online poker has exactly been good for him. While the super-duper majority of us have lots of fun celebrating varying levels of degeneracy, a guy named Eivind apparently went a little off the deep end, and his friends are seriously concerned.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming poker itself as much as his friends are … if it wasn’t online poker it would be heroin … but either way, not a pretty picture, and a sad reminder that the online sites, in the spirit of responsible gambling, should probably have some sort of algorithm that monitors hours logged, rebuys, game escalation, etc. and sends out an alert when a user’s level of action reaches dangerous extremes. Of course that might just set a bar for many of us to strive for (“Hey, I got dangerous-gambling banned!”) … because doesn’t PokerStars already have something like that in play — I think they call it SuperNova?