Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Online Poker

  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    Online Poker

    Did anyone else play online poker before the government banned it?

    I would like to see the ban lifted. I don't understand the need for the ban.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,338, Level: 87
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 812
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twojman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    4,482
    Points
    79,338
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 50

    Re: Online Poker

    I played a lot on betonusa.com. I do not understand why a person can bet on horses legally online but not play poker. Someone is lining someone's pockets I am sure.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 452,856, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,751
    Points
    452,856
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 280
    Given: 39

    Re: Online Poker

    It is banned because the gov has not figured a good way to tax it yet. If they could get their 40%, it would be legal.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  4. #4
    Walk On
    Points: 9,555, Level: 29
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 395
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    East of Omaha
    Posts
    193
    Points
    9,555
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 13

    Re: Online Poker

    I play for money all the time at Full Tilt.



  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    Re: Online Poker

    Quote Originally Posted by BurgundyClone View Post
    I play for money all the time at Full Tilt.
    Thanks for the tip.

    Is Full Tilt organized off shore? I thought it was illegal for American comanies to operate online poker.



  6. #6
    Bench Warmer Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    244
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online Poker

    I like playing in the "play naked" pit at PokerStars.com



  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 13,046, Level: 34
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 304
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    577
    Points
    13,046
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online Poker

    You can also still play on Bugsys club for real money!



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 45,907, Level: 66
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 1,043
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    3,797
    Points
    45,907
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 16

    Re: Online Poker

    and Absolute Poker. They have a way to buy "phone" minutes that you can then deposit onto the site.


    "It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
    John Steinbeck

    XBOXLive: MNclone
    PS3: JHudd23
    Twitter: JasonAH

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 30,396, Level: 53
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 454
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    price26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    2,026
    Points
    30,396
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online Poker

    Quote Originally Posted by wiscocyclone View Post
    I like playing in the "play naked" pit at PokerStars.com
    You're buffing it.

    I played periodically until they shut it down on pokerroom.net. I think I still have about 200k in play money there though.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,308, Level: 75
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 742
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Kyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,075
    Points
    59,308
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online Poker

    I was also all about it for a while. I know I can still play for money at sportsbook.com (formerly Aces before the new law), but I haven't tried to cash out any of my $ since the ban went into effect.


    Seneca Wallace.

  11. #11
    Walk On
    Points: 9,555, Level: 29
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 395
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    East of Omaha
    Posts
    193
    Points
    9,555
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 13

    Re: Online Poker

    I'm not sure how Full Tilt gets around it to be honest. I think it definitely could have something to do with the star power there. It's fun to watch them play also from time to time (Matusow, Ivey, Lederer, etc...)



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 20,612, Level: 43
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 138
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    akclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    515
    Posts
    1,020
    Points
    20,612
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 1

    Re: Online Poker

    It is not illegal to play poker online, it is illegal for us banks to transfer $$$ offshore to gambling sites. It is possible to get around it.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM