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Juan
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I'd take 1st place anyday, and thats a good payday for only $4.40. getting 1st out of 356 people is quite impressive
Post Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:02 pm
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T-Wrex
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just took my 5th best finish ever..

Post Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:53 pm
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redball



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Might not be any more of these threads...

http://news.bluffmagazine.com/doj-charges-three-major-online-poker-sites-with-fraud-20133/
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:44 pm
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The Maguire Man



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I play on bodog.ca

cuz its canadian and no currency conversions.......

plus they have online casino, and online sports betting.... i like betting basketball and mma.... mostly mma.......
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:05 pm
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FuseONE



Joined: 11 Jul 2002
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I've withdrawn like 2K in the last couple months. Just in the nick of time, it seems. I've only got like $50 on there right now, thank god, cause I've been playing mostly live the last month or so. I can only imagine what the guys who have hundreds of thousands on there are going through.

I guess we can't say we didn't see this coming, obviously. I can't believe it took as long as 5 years for the DOJ to figure this shit out, though. And it appears as though they're trying to arrest all the site owners, too. The governments essentially looking for its own bribe here, really. I'm willing to bet they'll fork over a few billion, things will be screwed up for a few months and then hopefully it will go back to normal.
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:31 pm
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Juan
girls don juan anything to do with me


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heh thats funny. i was hearing talk about how they were actually working in the opposite direction this year and working on getting it legalized again.

i've been playing on sportsbook.com poker lately, and they aren't mentioned in the article so thats good. but I think I'm going to withdrawal most of the $600 I have on there now.

if shit really hits the fan I'm going to lose my source of income and be forced to move to Atlantic City or something :(
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:42 pm
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FuseONE



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nothing is worth moving to a.c., believe me. come to DE, we have a beautiful new poker room here :)

I've done a little math and im going to lose roughly 20-25% of my paltry income. and now i'll probably have to get a job that i hate even more than poker. oh, and obama just lost my vote.
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:09 pm
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badjerk



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Some crazy news indeed.

heres the indictment in case you want to see what they're actually in trouble for. seems there was some pretty shady shit going on...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/53107543/Indictment-DOJ-vs-Scheinberg-Bitar-Tom-et-al


Front companies set up to receive the deposits from US customers in order to circumvent the 2006 internet gaming law.

Money laundering, etc

$4.5 billion seized it seems


shits real
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:48 pm
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redball



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If you really want to get upset think about how they're seizing all that money and arresting people due to money laundering, but they allowed this to happen with relative impunity.
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:50 pm
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T-Wrex
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Joined: 30 Jun 2002
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Oh shit.. I can't play at real money tables anymore....

:-(

gov't wants to shut down my bad habits
BUT I CAN STILL WALK TO RITEAID AND GET CIGARETTES



what sites still work for americans?
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:19 pm
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Juan
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I play on sportsbook.com poker, and i haven't heard any mentions about them. i just made a withdrawal from there though. hoping to get my money before anything terrible happens
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:42 pm
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Juan
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FuseONE wrote:
nothing is worth moving to a.c., believe me. come to DE, we have a beautiful new poker room here :)




also i have a white water rafting trip in WV on May 20th weekend. If I have the funds I am very strongly considering driving to Atlantic City from there and gamble for a few days. I'll let you know if I find myself in that area
Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:45 pm
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FuseONE



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Driving to A.C. from WV is a helluva trip. coming to DE is two hours shorter and frankly, it's equally good as any AC room.

All those smaller sites, bodog, sportsbook, cake, etc...those are probably going to be shut down sooner rather than later from what i can gather. those are very small potatoes compared to the big three which is why they went after them first.

and i wouldn't go depositing anywhere any time soon.
Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:09 am
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mzehe916



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***edit...redball already beat me to it.

I just read this...

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The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to a thriving industry.

Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and a number of their affiliates were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the defendants were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others.

Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By Friday afternoon Full Tilt Poker’s site displayed a message explaining that “this domain name has been seized by the F.B.I. pursuant to an Arrest Warrant.”

The online gambling industry has taken off over the last decade, drawing an estimated 15 million Americans to bet online.

In 2006 Congress passed a law curtailing online gambling. Most of the leading sites found ways to work around the law, but prosecutors allege that in doing so they broke the law.

“These defendants concocted an elaborate criminal fraud scheme, alternately tricking some U.S. banks and effectively bribing others to assure the continued flow of billions in illegal gambling profits,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said in a statement.

Poker fans took to Twitter in droves, worried about the money in their online gaming accounts, fretting that online poker's days were at an end.

"Well the good news is I think I only had about $300 left on the online poker sites overall," tweeted Jimi Schindler of Madison, Wis. "Maybe I'll see that money?!!?"

[Update: Click here to see the longer print version of this story and here to see Full Tilt Poker's


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/04/three-largest-online-poker-sites-indicted-and-shut-down-by-fbi.html


I don't mind online poker, but online blackjack should be illegal. Like illegal illegal, not just normal nothing happens to you illegal.
Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:47 am
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T-Wrex
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ultimatebet's blackjack tournaments are fun.... errr.. were fun.
Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:00 pm
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