Arizona State University finance sophomore defends legality of online poker offering
 
Chandler Bator, a twenty-one-year-old finance sophomore at Arizona State University, says he carried out both legal research and viability calculations before launching his college student-targeted online poker venture Your College Poker Club, which operates on the subscription club model and offers its members cash prizes in weekly tournaments.
 
Bator has merged social networking with the subscription club concept in what he is confident will prove to be a rewarding and nationwide commercial enterprise. The site caters for college students over the age of 18 years, connecting its members by promoting intercollegiate interaction.
 
Bator's ambition was to create a legal, subscription-based internet poker website that would be accessible to students across the United States.
 
“We are trying to create a U.S.-based company in which students will be able to spend their money in a responsible manner, while gaining opportunities to win cash and prizes,” the young entrepreneur said.
 
Private funding provided through investors make it possible to obtain prizes and cash incentives, like seats at the World Series of Poker tournament valued at $10,000, Bator said.
 
Your College Poker Club also received publicity through the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, which is connected with 400 universities nationwide.
 
Thus far Bator's gambling website has targeted 160 schools across the USA, with three to five representatives hired to promote the growth of the business. Representatives work on commission and receive $3 per member recruited. Members pay a club subscription of $20 a month.
 
The venture is being publicised by Clearview Marketing LLC of Mesa, Arizona.