Two devotees of online casinos that lived thousands of miles apart have married after meeting last year on an Internet gambling information portal and forum.
The players, ‘Swede’ from Sweden and ‘Cynthial’ from the United States, were both active members on CasinoMeister.com, where they first came into contact with each another in June of last year. The pair began sharing knowledge and opinions along with their love of online pursuits and life in general.
Message board exchanges soon grew into daily private conversations via e-mails and telephone calls before the two met on neutral ground at London’s Heathrow Airport.
They spent a week visiting shows and restaurants and getting to know each other before ‘Swede’ decided to close his antiques auctioneering business and relocate to America.
'By far the best week of my life up until then,' said 'Swede'.
The couple married earlier this month and now plan to open a restaurant on America’s historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, later this year.
'You never know what this world has in store for you,” said ‘Cynthial’, who runs a construction products company.
“I was instantly attracted to the humour, which was apparent in his posts and letters, and we have not stopped laughing yet. We are just suited to one another. Truly marvellous.”