How to Lose Your Shirt in Second Life

Rob Hof

How to Lose Your Shirt in Second Life

Magnus Rothlisberger, a resident of Second Life, describes in the Second Life Herald how he lost the equivalent of $1,153 on blackjack tables in the virtual world. It's hilarious partly because it's so well-told, but also because it's so awful. Losing more than $1,000 in a virtual world? Yikes. Of course, Vegas itself is pretty unreal, so maybe the distinction is moot.

I also wonder if the IRS knows about all this? I'll have to check out the casinos in Second Life tonight. Except I'm keeping my PayPal account well clear of my SL account.

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