Microsoft and Online Gambling

It’s a good thing the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker on XBox Live Arcade doesn’t use real cash.

I had $28000 virtual dollars, joined a table with a $1000 buy-in, and while I was waiting for the game to start, put an audio CD in the drive to listen to it while playing.

The XBox flipped out of the game and to the dashboard UI for ripping the CD (doh) and when I went back into the game, my $1000 buy-in was gone.  Poof!

Easy come, easy go.