The Sun eh?
how long before you can get tits on facebook?
they're getting desperate now....
Facebook has - for the first time - opened up its network to gamblers wanting to play online via the service in the UK. The first gambling application on the social network was added this morning. The Mark Zuckerberg-run company has "age-gating" and "geo-location" technology to help determine that anyone wishing to play real …
Yeah this is going to end well...
Let me state for the record I have no moral or ethical problem with gambling, people want to play, let them... but these "games" and other things like poker-machines are not games, they are thinly disguised skinner boxes designed to pray on the most vulnerable.
Not really. For example I personally gamble twice a year, $10 on the Melbourne cup, and an yearly poker game ($50 buyin) at the local RSL.
Granted I don't gamble outside of this "ritual" because I damn well know I'm in the "at-risk" group, it would be very easy to get addicted, I know this, because I know my own personality.
But not everyone who gambles occasionally is vulnerable. The problem is when they make gambling so damn easy to do, via your tablet, phone, pc, whatever, then you can get people who should know better before they can have second thoughts, which they might have if they have to head down to the local club to get their "fix".
Wonder what that is or how it works. My Facebook has a fabricated birthdate that shows a much different age than my own. I wonder if this will be just as effective as the "I am legal age" buttons elsewhere on the internet...
"is a bit of a no-brainer in terms of generating new revenue streams from its users in the UK"
The location based limitations better be foolproof otherwise the US authorities will put most of the US board behind bars. The wire act means online gambling must not be available to US citizens no matter where the services is hosted. With the use of TOR and other technologies surely a fake facebook account, set up using a throwaway email address means US citizens will be able to gamble online...
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Rubs fingers (tentacles, wtf?) together. Regurgitates a bit. Has a slap up off that old faceburger it licked off two hours earlier.
Mr. Zuckerberg mounts stage. Blah blah blah. Bitches. Blah blah blah. Bitches. Blah. Suckers. Blah. One. Blah. Born. Blah blah blah.
So you see. Responsible is good. The responsible pay their bills. When we fleece them, ahem, I mean sell them this service that they really really want, they will zig a zag zoom pay their fucking debts. Whoops. Been working a bit too hard lately. I'm alright really. Bitches. Er, I mean fellow chumps. I mean chums.
This works on a two fold basis, first, the suckers, er I mean users, just pay the freakin' bill, second we don't have to send the boys round to shatter kneecaps. This saves a small fortune I can tell you. Legbreakers ain't cheap these days. Ok, maybe the wife is not as understanding as she might be when they cart out the new three piece suite. But that is a marital problem. And you know what? There is a new service coming up for that. Our Users trust us (dumb bitches). And the more they trust us the more we are willing to give them what they want. A jolly good shafting, er I mean new service. FaceTrust, for all your marriage guidance needs.
Had that three piece suite carted of by the big boys? Running up horrendous gambling debts? Don't know who to trust any more? Call this number (premium rate) FaceTrust. The face you can trust...
Fly regurgitates his faceburger once more. This time it is not to feed his children. Notices a certain demographic in audience doing same. Flys down to mr Zuck-Oh-Shuck-Was-That -Me's shoulder. Cleans up. No one notices.
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