10 Feb '11, 2am

Poker fans take their gamble online: By Chua Hian Hou IT MAY be against the law, and it is not a sure bet that p...

Poker fans take their gamble online: By Chua Hian Hou IT MAY be against the law, and it is not a sure bet that p...

It may be against the law, and it is not a sure bet that players of online poker can collect their winnings. -- ST PHOTO IT MAY be against the law, and it is not a sure bet that players of online poker can collect their winnings. But this form of gambling seems to have caught on among Singaporeans, lured by its easy access - since all you need is an Internet account and a debit card - and outlays that can start from as low as a couple of dollars a game. In the game, players draw cards from a deck and try to make a matching or sequential suit. Take the case of Mr Nick Tan, 22, an accounting student at a private school, who found out about an online poker site from a friend. 'It was fun, especially since I managed to make more than I lost. I guess my economics background gave me an edge over other players,' said Mr Tan, who won nearly US$6,000 (S$7,700) in six months. He rec...

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