Spoils of war.
Online gambling is booming in Afghanistan, says Dennis Rose, senior vice president of casinofortune.com: "A very surprising outcome of the war in the Middle East has been a tremendous increase of Afghanis gambling online. Out of religious respect, until very recently, we did not accept players from Muslim countries, but lifted the Afghan ban in June, and a flood of hundreds of players a week from Afghanistan downloaded software and began hitting the blackjack tables. In a nation with limited Internet access, over 1,000 Afghans are gambling online, and while we are still scratching our heads at Casino Fortune, our accountants are jumping for joy."
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