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As if the American online gambling
community needed any further proof that US players want legalization of
poker, a student from the Arizona State University has launched a college
poker club, enticing younger players to join up to play with other
students. Chandler Bator, a 21-year old sophomore, took into careful
account both the law and available technology before introducing the
platform, called Your College Poker Club.
Not only did Bator make sure that his new program would be legal, but he also ensured viability, targeting his market demographics very carefully. The site operates on a subscription base, a distinct loophole from the prohibition laws laid out by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. By requiring members to pay a membership fee, the definition of ‘gambling’ is not met, but still generates funds to create a prize pot from which poker players are paid.
Not only will poker players find the new product enticing, but even those bettors who more frequently visit social networking sites, with plenty of interactive elements incorporated in the platform. Bator is very optimistic about the site’s chances of becoming popular with players, expecting the new offering to become a nationwide service in the near future.
The site caters specifically to college age players, requiring that their identities be secured, confirming players to be older than 18 before access will be granted. Collegiate interaction is also a big part of the social elements of the site, connecting gamblers with similar interests for games. "We are trying to create a U.S.-based company in which students will be able to spend their money in a responsible manner, while gaining opportunities to win cash and prizes," the young entrepreneur said.
Bator seems to have caught the attention of more than just the online gambling industry, as he was able to secure funding for the website from investors. Prizes range from cash to seats for major poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker. Publicity for the new project is also being generated through the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, connecting more than 400 different colleges from all over the US.
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