Virtual poker rooms in Second Life are taking off. Apparently they are so successful, their growth is even outstripping that of Second Life itself - bringing in about L$3,000,000 a...

Virtual poker rooms in Second Life are taking off.  Apparently they are so successful, their growth is even outstripping that of Second Life itself – bringing in about L$3,000,000 a month! (around $12,500 US Dollars, see exchange rates).

Initially however, there were some security concerns.

Reuters writes:

The problem was players didn’t trust the honesty or fairness of Second Life poker. Patel [owner of Myth Casino, one of the three largest poker houses in SL] built confidence by hiring dealers and pit bosses to keep his casino staffed on a 24/7 basis. Now Patel said he’s seen pots in excess of L$250,000. “Once a reputation of fair practices was set, it really didn’t pose an issue,” Patel said.

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