Effect of Online Poker's Popularity on 'Real' Gambling
ALEX CHADWICK, host:
This is DAY TO DAY from NPR News. I'm Alex Chadwick.
Writer Kevin Arnovitz is back with us. He is a writer in television and film and a contributor to DAY TO DAY, and with us today on the subject of online poker, which turns out to be a very big deal.
I've been reading about it and hearing about it, but I don't know the figures and you do, Kevin.
KEVIN ARNOVITZ reporting:
We're talking about $187 million wagered in the last 24 hours alone. That's hundreds of millions of dollars changing hands every single week.
CHADWICK: A billion dollars a week? So this is really a lot of money going into online gambling.
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