Inside the world of illegal gambling

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — A poker aficionado based in New York took PIX11 News inside the world of online poker and the less-than-legal activities that often take place around the game table.

A yoga instructor by trade, Jeremy Martin said he does not like the spotlight, adding that his time with PIX11 News was his first broadcast television interview.

But Martin has a thing for profit, which is why we suspect he decided to open up his space to us.

Martin runs the website mysocialpoker.com and routinely refers interested players to games both legal and illegal, which occurs when a host profits from the card games.

Martin said he isn’t worried, though, and is already thinking about the next location for his next legal game space. He said he often uses online rental site Airbnb, which has drawn the ire of state lawmakers for its lack of regulation, to secure a site to play.

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