The end of online gambling is near

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Ktrain PM Ktrain
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Posted: 8/18/2011 9:49:11 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jimmydafreak:

Evidently you don't win much, because the same thing always happens with local books.  As soon as you start winning, they start sqeezing you, and then you just don't get paid.  All of my relationships with local have ended with them owing me money.  One has owed me over $100k for 5 years.  I haven't seen a penny of it, and never will.  So in the end you can't win with a local because you will either lose and he'll love you, or you'll win and won't get paid. 

 

Why wouldn't you hire some goon to get the money for a surcharge?

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quote#502
Posted: 9/22/2011 8:06:15 PM
Did you see they think the poker stars group was a big ponzi scheme
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Posted: 9/22/2011 9:06:00 PM

i believe jimmydafreak.

i know most of you don't, but some of us are quite honest on Covers.

don't think what i typed is sarcasm.

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Posted: 9/23/2011 12:15:57 AM
speaking of that ponzi scheme i heard about from full tilt poker, yeah if you are going to be processing us bank transactions with customers from the US of A, then you better be damn straight about paying up when the request for withdrawal is made otherwise you get your behind in hot water don't you.  Do we not need more spending into this economy from our online poker payouts or not?  LOL
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quote#505
Posted: 2/25/2012 10:27:02 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

This is actually the easiest.

Google "private VPN" - there are lots of companies - if you need specifics - PM me.



Vanzack, as you suggested I googled "private VPN poker", and it seems to be the viable potion.

However, I did find a scenerio that if a VPN service was momentarily disrupted, the player's true IP address could be exposed.

Is the above scenerio possible? I'm not a tech savvy guy. And if it is, could the account be frozen by the book.

I would appreciate your response, or anyone with computer expertise.  

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Posted: 2/26/2012 5:04:38 PM
I didn't Google VPN Poker so I'm not sure what exactly it is. But from your comment, I'm assuming you VPN into the Poker site's Network? "Disguising your true IP Address"

If that's the case.. any interruption on the VPN would drop you immediately from their site/network so no your actual IP address wouldn't be exposed.
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Posted: 2/27/2012 2:06:56 PM
Van quick question for you and I'm sorry if it has been discussed already...

I currently have a big amount (for me anyways) online spread across 3 books. (5dimes, heritage, betonline) All 3 are solid review wise but I'm always scared something is going to happen based on recent events and things you have spoke of earlier. Would you try to get most of the money out immediately or what? My online accounts consist of over 50% of my total funds so I can't afford for something to go wrong where my money gets frozen. I have withdrawn slowly over the past couple months but the obvious problem is getting large amounts withdrawn quickly.

Curious on your take.
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Posted: 2/27/2012 4:37:20 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rangerz2478:

Van quick question for you and I'm sorry if it has been discussed already...


I currently have a big amount (for me anyways) online spread across 3 books. (5dimes, heritage, betonline) All 3 are solid review wise but I'm always scared something is going to happen based on recent events and things you have spoke of earlier. Would you try to get most of the money out immediately or what? My online accounts consist of over 50% of my total funds so I can't afford for something to go wrong where my money gets frozen. I have withdrawn slowly over the past couple months but the obvious problem is getting large amounts withdrawn quickly.

Curious on your take.

1 - What has happened recently?

2 - You answered your own question. You say you can't afford to have your money frozen, so you better clear out all 3 accounts fast and leave some into bet with. ( for example if you have a total of 5k spread across 3 books, I'd take out 4k.)

3 - Nothing bad has really happened since last April, so it is up to you to decide how dangerous things are, but remember. You could wake up tmrw and all your money COULD be frozen. Will that happen? Most likely no but you are always rolling the dice with these offshore books.
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Posted: 4/15/2012 12:53:43 PM
Currently I only have funds in 5dimes and its not much. I also have two locals that I deal with. It's annoying, wish there were more options but this is what i'm comfortable with at the present time.

Maybe I'll move to Canada .
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Posted: 4/15/2012 7:39:10 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by XhuegoX:

Currently I only have funds in 5dimes and its not much. I also have two locals that I deal with. It's annoying, wish there were more options but this is what i'm comfortable with at the present time.

Maybe I'll move to Canada .

5Dimes is just about the only acceptable American facing book left.

I give them a lot of credit.  They really dont have to do all that they do - like spotless pay record, reduced juice, tons and tons of betting options - but they do - and they remain despite being really a dinosaur.  They are the only one of their kind left.

I used to criticze them all the time here.  I laughed at them because they limited players to almost nothing if you bet big and won.  I dont anymore - in fact - if I could retract everything I said 5-10 years ago about them I would.  Pinnacle is gone.  Matchbook is gone.  Mansion is gone.  All the books of the time that made 5dimes look like a rec book are gone.  5dimes is still here - for now.... 

And until they leave - which seems inevitable based on the industy's history - props to them.

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Posted: 4/15/2012 8:36:01 PM
I'm just gonna bet for fun from now on.
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quote#512
Posted: 4/15/2012 8:55:43 PM
nothing beats on-line sports betting.  I will be so bummed when it is taken away
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Posted: 4/21/2012 12:58:36 PM
It will never be taken away. There will always be someone willing to take the plunge and risk to allow americans to bet....far too much money to be made to ignore us
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Posted: 4/21/2012 8:19:57 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by theblueprint:

It will never be taken away. There will always be someone willing to take the plunge and risk to allow americans to bet....far too much money to be made to ignore us

You obviously didnt read the thread.

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