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*** i have like $20 on my Full tilt poker account ; (

I WANT MAH MONEZ
i had $14k at one point last year and i have a few friends with $10k+ right now
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I don't play online poker, and I don't gamble... When I do, it's cards with friends. If we don't play for money, I always win. If we play for money, I lose all my quarters!

Sucks these sites went down, I have quite a few buddies that play them...
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damnit i played on pokerstars (not gambled, played).

playing poker with fake money isn't illegal, i hope they come back maybe ad supported or something. they had the best online poker interface.
    
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If the fbi had such a problem with these companies *** took them so long? Sounds like another example of the government being jealous that someone is making so much money and not being regulated.
You must sit around in your underwear with a tinfoil hat on your head.

I kid, but for real, it takes a long time to put these cases together. Not only that, but the FBI is a government organization, so how fast can they move?
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Read

the


source before commenting.
I read the source in full thank you very much.
    
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Dude... how many copies of 'Catcher in the Rye' do you own?

OT: Can't say I'm surprised that this finally happened but I doubt much will come from it. From what I read on the subject a few months back a lot of people seem to think the government is close to regulating a legal online poker system in the US, in so doing they'd ban the current online sites from operating here anyway because they're "breaking the law." To me it just sounds like the government not willing to admit that they want to tax the crap out of online gaming.
Weird. You ask me how many copies of catcher in the rye I own then you basically agree with me.
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ugh, online poker has been one of my primary sources of income for a while now.. and this happens. Guess I need to go get a job until the government replaces it with whatever their greedy fingers are holding. It's definitely so the govt. can start taxing / providing their own online poker services. In fact, DC just legalized it this past week. Coincidence? I think not.

http://www.tightpoker.com/news/washi...ne-poker-2338/

What's really funny is the company that will be allowing it was set up through the government so its almost like the lotto...

If it is going to be heavily taxed, I'm not sure how winnable the games will be with a rake AND a tax.. unless the two are combined or something. Paying rake already is a big factor in choosing which sites to play.

Anyway, I don't see the governments companies coming online this year so I need to find other alternative income until then.
Edited by secretsexyninja - 4/16/11 at 9:06pm
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*were charged with bank fraud and money laundering* LoL That's what the Federal Reserve does.
    
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@secretsexyninja thanks for that link. Interesting gov't strategy to first take out the competition so their sites have a greater chance of success.

Funny how online poker is no longer illegal now that gov't has a vested financial interest in the matter.

All these sites ever did was find ways to allow U.S. Residents to fund their accounts. Online Poker shouldn't have been illegal in the first place, clearly.
Edited by 2010rig - 4/16/11 at 11:57pm
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