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Online Poker Goes Boom

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 1st September 2004 9:47pm
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For generations, the poker room has been portrayed as a smoke-filled parlor where whiskey-drinking, tobacco-chewing gamblers would rather shoot you than let you take the pot with a pair of fives.

But recently, the Internet - and a guy aptly named Chris Moneymaker - brought new life to one of the oldest card games around.

Moneymaker, an accountant from Tennessee, qualified for the May 2003 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas - after honing his poker skills on the Internet. With only three years' experience in the game, he bested a lineup of professional players in the Las Vegas tournament, walking away with the $2.5 million jackpot.

His win, along with the popularity of the "World Poker Tour" TV show, have sparked a boom for online poker rooms.

Call it poker for the 21st century - and it's more than just a game.



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