Runner Runner Hits Hot Buttons on Both Sides of Gambling Fence
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has ruffled some feathers by running political ads in regards to the new online poker film Runner Runner
Movie Stars of films nowadays usually know in front of time that all types of merchandising and interviews are area of the job. They understand that entertainment reporters will ask them all kinds of nosey questions regarding their latest paramour, a scandalous ensemble, or a run in because of the paparazzi. But what Runner Runner stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck both undoubtedly seasoned into the ways of Hollywood chances are probably didn’t anticipate were the heated feelings their movie about a wicked poker that is online, pre-Black Friday, plus the broke student conned by his website would evoke.
Federal Regulations Still Vague
In the current tense climate with some states creating their own regulatory climate, but most of America still sitting in regulatory limbo while they wait to see if so when the government will finally act the American Gaming Association (which represents the interests of several of the casino industry’s major players) has pulled out all their weapons, buying ads throughout social media where they position the film’s message as a ‘cautionary tale,’ and another that federal legislators should take heed of.
But the film- which just opened nationwide is not meant to make any such statement, say the screenwriters, who simply thought the similar-to-real-life-but-slightly-embellished tale of a 20-something gambler, played by Timberlake, and his evil offshore poker site nemesis-become-crime-boss, played by Affleck, would make a juicy story that is pretty.Continue reading