Originally Posted by kdub72
Here's an idea...
Pretend like there is a Mexican television station doing a report on the immigration problem. Thousands of Americans are trying to sneak into Mexico so that they can play online poker and avoid government persecution.
Read this entire thread and I like this ^^^ the most - for several reasons.
1. Many Americans don't know that online poker even exists much less is not legal.
2. The ones that do know, don't know that the major sites have been shut down.
3. Many that do know about #1 and #2 don't really care either way. They think "yea its stupid it got shut down" but it's not an issue for them and could care less.
4. Only people that play online care about playing online, except for those now interested in regulating it for financial reasons. The average Americans (the ones you want to appeal to) - the majority - certainly don't care about those that make their living by it.
The reason I like Kdub's idea is that you don't need to know anything (or care) about ipoker to be interested in the video. It's ironic and funny. Why, who and what is escaping the US and to do what?? It raises a lot questions in an ironic and humorous manner. For a video to go viral it has to appeal to people on a level that has nothing to do with this issue.
The politics of online gaming should not be the central theme of your first video - humor or the human condition should be.
Brenden - great you're doing this!
PS Moving Kdub's idea to Canada would not be funny and it will lose its irony. We've always escaped to Canada to avoid the downfalls of being American (Vietnam war) but hardly do we escape to Mexico, a country we view as a land of people we're trying to keep out.