Runner Runner Hits Hot Buttons on Both Sides of Gambling Fence
The United states Gaming Association (AGA) has ruffled some feathers by operating political ads about the online poker film Runner Runner that is new
Stars of films nowadays frequently know in front of time that most kinds of merchandising and interviews are the main job. They know that entertainment reporters will ask them all types of nosey questions about their paramour that is latest, a scandalous outfit, or a run in aided by the paparazzi. But what Runner Runner stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck both certainly seasoned within the ways of Hollywood right now probably don’t anticipate were the heated feelings their movie about a wicked online poker operator, pre-Black Friday, while the broke student conned by his website would evoke.
In the current tense climate with a few states creating their own regulatory climate, but the majority of America still sitting in regulatory limbo they position the film’s message as a ‘cautionary tale,’ and one that federal legislators should take heed of while they wait to see if and when the federal government will finally act the American Gaming Association (which represents the interests of many of the casino industry’s major players) has pulled out all their guns, buying ads throughout social media where.
But the film- which just exposed nationwide is perhaps not meant to make any such statement, say the screenwriters, whom simply thought the similar-to-real-life-but-slightly-embellished tale of a 20-something gambler, played by Timberlake, and his evil offshore poker web site nemesis-become-crime-boss, played by Affleck, would make a pretty juicy story. (more…)