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The8ofCups
The8ofCups
Well, I have finally hit a royal on 5dimes.  Yes, it happens.

I've also had video poker sessions where I pressed my bets.  One time I went nuts and was up to $25 bets.  I hit a straight flush with $25 bet.  If they weren't dealing fair, I would think they would take away high hands when you have a max bet.  So, I conclude the video poker on 5dimes is truly fair.


The8ofCups
The8ofCups
I've played maybe 5,000 hands in online casinos, and I haven't hit.  I know that's not enough hands to judge, but I'm curious if anyone has any insight on the fairness of the dealing.

Mind you, I'm not talking about online table poker against others.  The house has no interest in preventing royal flushes there, because it's player vs player.  I'm talking about classic video poker - Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, etc.

In my experience, the dealing seems pretty fair, but what's to stop them from cheating you out of royals?  Who would ever know?  Who has oversight on them?  If you're playing with a British or Australian outfit, I suppose maybe you can expect some legal assurance of fair deals, but outside of those, good luck.

Just curious - any interesting offshore video poker experiences?
svvift_grab
svvift_grab
UCLA never covers?  They're 81-69 ATS at home since 1990, by my count.
The8ofCups
The8ofCups
Quote Originally Posted by SergeFT:

Stop playing with all of these BS methods... Get with Bitcoin and withdrawal instantly... Cant beat it


Which books are accepting Bitcoin?

It would be nice if it was easy going, but somehow I'm thinking it's not.  Bitcoin is a less known quantity than USD.  While I'm fairly confident I know what 100 USD will buy a year from now, I don't feel the same about Bitcoin.
The8ofCups
The8ofCups
Quote Originally Posted by Natty68:

N e t s p e n d.  Works fine for international transactions,  reload at any CVS or Walgreens.  NEVER had a problem.  Be careful of va n illa, they're not designated for international use and can be very hit or miss.




I'll be looking deeply into this first thing...
The8ofCups
The8ofCups
A couple of months ago I tried to initiate a deposit on 5dimes - told them I was going to do a Western Union, and they responded saying Western Union had stopped taking transfers from the US to Central America, so I couldn't do it.

It didn't matter much since there was only a little bit of NBA left.  I just dropped it, but now I want to get some dough in there to bet on early Week 1 football lines.

What are the options now for Americans to fund offshores?
SteelCash
SteelCash
Careful, folks.  Cops love nothing more than entrapment.  I wouldn't be surprised at all to find out some local Keystone Kop dreamed up a scheme to bust someone big time.  They stash $100k somewhere in public where they can watch it, and if some poor sap tries to walk away with it - BOOM, busted.
Greedybastard
Greedybastard
Nebraska is insane.  I was born and raised there, went to many games growing up in the Osborne Era.  I was even born in 1971, the all-team greatest Nebraska year (tied with '95).

Having now fired Pelini after a 9-3 season, and Solich after a 10-2, I am formally resigning as a Nebraska fan.
Mozart
Mozart
Several of the games have not been lined yet.  Hold your horses.  Sheesh.
c0vers91
c0vers91
kalamus20
kalamus20
TheDrizzle77
TheDrizzle77
Quote Originally Posted by Skipbone:

Take it to the streets.


Well, I was referring to voter referendums, but yes, take it to the streets too.  We should be picketing on the sidewalks outside of our state capitols.
TheDrizzle77
TheDrizzle77
It's the exact same thing with weed and sports gambling.  Chickensh*t politicians are afraid to change anything.  Their sacred cows are from a bygone era, and the only way anything will get changed is by direct action of the people.
The8ofCups
The8ofCups
Quote Originally Posted by esplanade:

Go to chess.com. Play the computer. Improve quickly.


Surely, I do play on the computer, but I also find that face-to-face chess in real life is more interesting.
The8ofCups
The8ofCups
How many covers brothers are chess players?

I've been playing at an informal club for about two years now.  Everyone there has a lot more experience than me.  It's a good way to learn, but it gets old constantly losing to them.  In order to surpass them in experience, I would have to play daily, and I don't have time for it.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you go to a public tournament, you'll get your butt handed to you by children who are being coached and tutored and who play every day at school.

It's frustrating, and easy to become obsessed with.  Interested in chess experiences and observations of all kinds...
knasty007
knasty007
That logic hast lost people millions. 
bluecob4lt
bluecob4lt
Hawaii, football and basketball.
Dushawaii
Dushawaii
Dude,,, why do you use strings of commas,,,,,, as your only punctuation,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?,,,,,, ,,, ,
BalischSports
BalischSports
Are these guys good enough that we want to bet the other side?
TRAIN69
TRAIN69
Army basketball =

I would not make that my first pick of the year, bro.