I saw the news, and didn’t think much of it – being that I’m not much of a gambler (back problems), and because I don’t believe in Jesus. However, I had no idea that the legality would inflict such harsh sentences towards those businesses (and individuals!) who ignore this new dumb law.
A 10 million Rand fine OR 10 years in prison? Or both!
Do they honestly reckon most gamblers are filthy rich, OR potential raping-psychopaths? OR both?
Saying that, yesterday evening I attempted to login to my Piggs Peak Poker account (Piggs is hosted in Swaziland for those of you who lack The Power Of Greyskull). Unconcerned, eager, and displaying a poker face capable of toppling a small ant hill… I was presented with an obstruction unlike anything I have ever encountered in my entire online poker career. A webpage. A webpage informing me that I cannot play online poker. Same webpage is displayed when going to Piggs website.
What the fuck. Holy Fuck. Shit in a Fuck. Fuckity. Fuck. Fuck.
I didn’t realize online poker was included in this horseshit? How in heaven am I supposed to lose half my salary this month now. Or avoid tax shady money laundering…
I’m really concerned. How can they stop us from interacting with an online casino that isn’t even hosted in SA? Is it because its gambling (clearly not, because gambling is legal and they tax it fucked up). Thus it must be because they lack control over the money transfers and winnings? Therefore, restricting possible poker players from becoming instant millionaires and thus altering the way shit is.
Does The Government tax Ebay purchases? MMORPG in-game businesses (cash-transit, character selling etc)? Public healthcare?
This is all crazy. I’m seriously feeling rather faint at the moment. I best sit down.
The appeal is tomorrow, and I trust someone will talk some sense into those retards. Jobs have been lost. I know okes that play online poker for a living.
Once again, Fuck.
Anyways, to cheer things up… heres a picture of a dead kitten.
Shit. Wrong pic.