Executives at the American Gaming Association (AGA) are hoping that an upcoming movie, Runner Runner may breathe new life into online poker in the United States. For years, a lack of regulatory laws, other than simply outlawing the game, has prevented poker players from playing for real cash online.
Unfortunately, this inability to play has led American players to put their money into foreign poker sites which lack regulation. Runner Runner delves into the underground world that is illegal poker sites.
The hope is that people will see the movie and become more aware of the problem. This can hopefully lead to fruitful discussions on how to properly regulate the game online so players can enjoy it. With Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck starring in the movie, there should be no problem with getting moviegoers to the theater.