The film Rounders shows two friends trying to work together to settle a massive debt that leads to all sorts of problems and problems for the couple. Nothing has changed today as players teamed up to make breakthrough profits, or the characters of Matt Damon & Edward Norton to pay off debts.
As with underground map rooms and the dangers and acts of violence shown in Rounders; Many players around the world face risky situations without returning. For some players, the film is an everyday reality that, together with another way of thinking, could have been avoided. Players in difficulty in today’s world have various support systems and many bankroll management guides to avoid these situations.
The bad guys in poker will always hide in underground illegal card rooms regardless of laws or possible outcomes. It just seems that casinos and legal spaces are just not enough for them, they seem to live on unnecessary risks and the company that comes with such risks.
As the Rounders story shows, many unethical poker activities take place without the security of legal online spaces and casinos. Collusion, fraud, spanking The list could be endless. It’s no surprise to anyone that casino and gaming laws exist for a reason! Would you like a Mafia Don? You win or lose your dead meat against him outside your country’s national security measures, and in fact there is nothing you can do about it. You made the bed you were lying in, just like the all-rounders. There can actually be a point of no return.
If we are not worried about the threat of violence, the emergence of debt, and other associated risks when playing out the limits of the Gambling Act, you might want to worry about the law itself. I don’t know what legal complications could have arisen for Mike McDermott and his mate. But nowadays they are HUGE. Not only for the illegal players, but of course also for the “runners” of the card room. Get caught and prosecuted with the full force of the law. One is really amazed at the benefits it has for someone who wants to participate in such activities.
I think the Rounders movie shows us some of the benefits of gambling from the limitations of our gambling laws around the world. However, one has to weigh these advantages against the opponent.
Taxes would be one. For a professional player, an illegal card room does not contain records of winnings (and their own debtors and earnings that are as far as possible from view). Winning daily in an unauthorized card room can be beneficial for tax evaders. On the other hand, tax evasion is only added to your list of criminal activities and is therefore not recommended.
The rake is much lower in illegal card rooms. Rake can be a killer in casinos, which has to do with the legal gambling houses that offer services such as merchants, waitresses and a perfect poker environment including security and an overall brilliant atmosphere. This brilliant atmosphere, which exists in some illegal rooms, does not benefit the player, but the owner. The security forces are generally not there to protect you as an example! As for the rake, although cheaper, feed the illegals and put yourself at risk of legal complications (yes, legal complications re-stated).
Outside of the website, another reason may be to play in an illegal card room. Many players do not want their live stats to be visible to everyone worldwide. Be it for private and unknown reasons or because the big T-word above is TAX. Confidentiality in illegal rooms is strict. See no evil, hear no evil, unlike 10,000 at your local casino, where everyone, Tom, Dick, and Harry can see your winnings, achievements, and losses.
Regardless, Rounders shows a real story again. A story that is spread all over the world. A story of despair of two young men who went the wrong way with an apparently non-returning path.
Most people in the casino gaming and online poker industries advise doing things right to avoid complicated clutter and problems. If you follow the laws, rules and regulations of gaming, you are unlikely to be hurt. I just weigh my decision without thinking too much about it. A trustworthy online gaming site will treat me better than an illegal card room owner who binds me to a chair and makes me beat for ten dollars!