On-line poker

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  1. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    How many of us play poker? Anyone interested in getting into a game with fellow CF's
    Favorite site - Poker Stars
    Real or play money - Both
    Favorite game - Hold 'em
    Type of game - sit and go and MTT
     
  2. jtd9046

    jtd9046 Well-Known Member

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    I was big into Party Poker my senior year. Paid some rent that way. I was trying to get back into it a couple weeks ago and it said there is a new law banning real money games in the U.S. I don't like the play money games as the players rarely play realistic.
     
  3. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    I was REALLY into in for the last 18 months but after the passage of the Internet Gaming Bill, 80% of the sites stopped allowing US Players on their tables.

    Now with Neteller (the funding man) gone, it's going to be about impossible to keep playing. Not to mention I have a lot of money that I can't get to right now because of this. :angry6wn:

    I'd love to get into a home game. I'm tired of playing at Prairie Meadows.
     
  4. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    sucks cause u have to be 21... cause im pretty good...
     
  5. jparker22

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    love to play poker! I am average at best been playing for a year or so, would be intersted in playing a game with some fellow CFers if there is interest. I play with some friends every Thursday but on another night I would play.
     
  6. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    I played on paradise poker for a couple years but can't get any money there any more so I stopped. Just means I am going to the casino more :no6xn:
     
  7. isuchicago

    isuchicago Well-Known Member

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    yeah.. the neteller thing really sucks..I'm taking a trip to mexico this year, so I'm going to open a bank account while I'm down there.. I'll be making my deposits in pesos from now on
     
  8. thunderdave

    thunderdave POOTMFS

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    Well, as you can tell by my avatar, I'm a poker player. I'm as disappointed as everyone else with the legislation to ban olnine gambling and hope that some sort of deal could be worked out.
    If the government would just realize that poker is a game of skill, not luck, and start taxing winnings, they could turn this in to a win-win situation.
    That being said, I played in the WSOP Circuit tournament on Moday in Council Bluffs. (please don't ask how I did)
     
  9. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    Ok, I won't. :biggrin9gp:

    Any big names there? What was the buy-in...$1500?
     
  10. thunderdave

    thunderdave POOTMFS

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    The Monday tournament buy-in was $300 + $40.
    The was 1 bracelet winner there (didn't catch his name), I had a guy at my table that had a 2nd place finish in WSOP event in Vegas last year.
    Rodel Tuazon was there. (He's from DSM, played in the Mansion Poker Dome, I think he finished 11th.)
    The main event for this circuit starts on Monday the 5th, with a buy-in of $5000 + $150.
    Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Ivey & Phil Gordon are going to be playing the main event.
     
  11. htownclone

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    I used to play regularly almost every day online. Used to play with my money too...until I went all-in with pocket cowboys after I flopped trips k's. I raised something like $50, this guy raises me another $50, I go all-in for like $90 more, he calls and gets runner, runner for a straight...called me with like a jack high. I just hate how you visually cant read your opponents at all, can still figure out betting tendencies, but as often as people get up and leave from tables, even that is difficult.

    Did anyone ever play in the college poker championship through royal vegas? It was a freeroll tournament with like 15 weeks of qualifiers for semifinals, then the finals. Not a bad way to spend a few hours every sunday afternoon while watching football. Qualified for semifinals but could never make finals. Best finish in qualifer was like 3rd of 4800 I think. Anyone else have any luck in the tournament?
     
  12. spanny

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    Never play cards with somebody who has a city as a name, you'd smoke me htown, it is best for me to make sure I keep my money.
     
  13. twojman

    twojman Well-Known Member

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    I think the government crackdown is hypocritical. I am hoping they will stop state run lotteries and state sponsored casinos too. (Prairie Meadows). Oh wait, they are making money on those! I am guessing the Vegas people will get to the right senators and congress people and we will have legalized online gaming in the next few years and big brother will sure get their share of it!
     
  14. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Taxes on gambling winnings are applied, I think it's after something like $1000, but I'm not sure on that number (someone in the know got that number). All I know is how can the government enforce something over the internet like that? I mean, you're supposed to claim everything you sell on e-bay as income, but who does that?
     
  15. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    The number is $1200 for reporting gambling winnings. I know this because a year or two ago I was at meskwaki with my parents. I had lost my money in the poker room and my mom had lost hers at black jack so we were sitting playing the draw poker machines while my dad was still playing. She hit a progresive jackpot that was $1135 and right under the threshhold lol.

    Anyway back to the online gambling, uncle sam wants his cut that is all this has to do with. He isn't getting income from the online gambling sites because non are based in the US.

    I really hope something gets changed about it because I can't stand playing for free
     
  16. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    All the government needs to do is legalize it...and the US based online sites will be numerous. The reason online gambling sites are non-US is because it's not legal to run that type of business here.
     
  17. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know
    So uncle sam saw how profitable it was and how wide spread it's use in the US had become that they put a stop to it so they can get in on the income too. lol
     
  18. cycloneworld

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    What I really think is ridiculous is that the government is now telling people how they can and can't spend their own money...

    Someone please tell me why cigarettes, which kill thousands and thousands every year, are legal and gambling with my own money online is illegal? I understand that some people get adicted and cause financial ruin but they aren't dead like they would be with cigarettes.
     
  19. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Oh, but come on! They've been doing that since 1776. Do you realize that tea is taxed, but coffee isn't? All due to tariffs pointed at the Brits b/c we couldn't stand the "older brother" 250 years ago.
     
  20. cycloneworld

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    I'll answer my own question...MONEY. Phillip Morris makes too much money to be shut down. Their lobbying power is incredible. Hell, they still don't admit that cigarettes cause cancer!
     

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