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lojo
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September 10th, 2013 at 3:01:54 AM permalink
alright I give up folks. Thanks for letting me back on Wizard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbjNWg2Q5b4
Caruso
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September 10th, 2013 at 6:15:29 AM permalink
Mate, you know I love ya', right?

But you devalue every freakin' thread you participate in with these, sorry, gotta say it, ridiculous and off topic posts. I sometimes wonder if you're a bizarre kind of casino plant, because you only help the bad boys with this stuff.
lojo
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September 11th, 2013 at 1:19:16 PM permalink
I appreciate your sentiments but must disagree about the value on on-topic"ness". The game gaffers now own a controlling interest in Emma Delta which owns the Greek gambling monopoly OPAP. If we look at what has occurred in Greece (blacklist, etc.) since this deal, we see the true colors of the game-gaffers. A good starting google string would simply be "OPAP pokerfuse", or gtech opap.

To me, this behavior confirms their way of doing business and draws a direct line to the way they responded to this issue - they didn't! They may have been "inconvenienced" by an inquiry from the Gibraltar commissioner, but reading the tone of his so-called report it would be easy to imagine a little figurative commissioner elbow to the rib of finsoft with a hushed "don't worry about it, I know you're good guys, I'll make these flies quit buzzing you".

Maybe my premise seems ridiculous - how could some crap software like Boss Media hope to take the online gambling space? It can't and it won't, but the MO of gtech can and will. Their machinations are easy to see in their land casino contracts - exclusive providership in may instances, assured floor space in others (assumed) and 20 - 30 year contracts - some with profit sharing. Anyone freely competing in their markets risks legal/criminal action, because laws are crafted to benefit gtech. The lottery is always a monopoly in its own right, although other forms of gambling are allowed (presently).

The US DOJ policy decision in 2011 or '12 that limited the Wire Act to sports betting was brought specifically to allow online lottery, and as a consequence other forms of gambling were given a green light of sorts. As gtech owns exclusive rights to almost 40 US state lotteries there is good reason to believe they may have cheered that decision. They may have even engineered it, I haven't looked. While 888 may be the delivery vehicle for Nevada, New Jersey, or Delaware you can bet my bottom dollar that gtech will be the vehicle in at least a dozen new states when they come online with lottery sales at 60% RTP. Next will be "regular" casino games with the same crap odds offered to players in Greece. And we can bet that the contracts they negotiate will look like OPAP. As federal regulation comes along (hearings were held last Tuesday) it's a pretty good guess that the final bill, or maybe an earmark, will give the space to established, legitimate lotteries - read - gtech.

Maybe I used 2,000,000 unnecessary words leading up to these 5 paragraphs. What that has to do with a couple of gaffed games is not much. It has everything to do with the way it played out. There were no penalties, sanctions, or demands for reimbursement. They were given a poker license in Nevada while the investigation was ongoing. Forum members and professionals were 'silenced'. As far as we know legal threats were made to forum owners. The company is simply too big to admit an error - and they don't have to. They own whatever space they play in.
Caruso
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September 12th, 2013 at 8:07:55 AM permalink
I won't argue with any of that, but I was talking about the off topic YouTube videos (top of this page), not anything you just posted above. It was the same thing that made me see red at BB, which led to a tsunami of posts that got you "moderated" status, so I phrased it (fairly) politely above to avoid unneessary agro.

The thing with you is if you'd just not post when you're under the influence, I doubt you'd be banned anywhere.
lojo
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September 12th, 2013 at 8:21:37 PM permalink
Quote: Caruso

I won't argue with any of that, but I was talking about the off topic YouTube videos (top of this page), not anything you just posted above. It was the same thing that made me see red at BB, which led to a tsunami of posts that got you "moderated" status, so I phrased it (fairly) politely above to avoid unneessary agro.

The thing with you is if you'd just not post when you're under the influence, I doubt you'd be banned anywhere.



Ah, but I'm rarely inclined to post sober my friend. And I'm pretty sure I would have been booted from CM anyway because I would have said the same things to max today that I said then. GIA? good riddance to those roguemasters. OCR? yeah, you right. BB? That moderation was due to outside influence - he de facto banned me by simply not posting anything I submitted - after heavily censoring oops editing historic statements. Much of what he refused to publish was very similar to the above.
But no matter, now that I finally cut to the chase (obfuscation was a form of "don't hit the fruit-loop" defense) I'm pretty much shut of the subject.

I'll post my slim shady elsewhere ;)
binary128
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September 13th, 2013 at 7:41:58 AM permalink
@ Lojo,

My problem with so many of your posts is that they read like Finnegans Wake. They seem to contain "cause and affect" relationships, but these are so obscure as to have meaning only to the writer.

They are mostly written in prose, rather than a more "technical writing" style. The prose, in and of itself, is at times entertaining. But the VAST majority of times I have no freakin' clue what the hell you are talking about.

It's obvious that there is a lot of hard content (as opinion, but with supporting data) hidden amongst the, at times, lengthy prose. But most of the time I just don't have the time to wade through all of that prose and try to extract the significant nuggets.

So, in my opinion, if you would try to "write for the audience" rather than "write for the author", you'd perhaps make the contribution to the thread, and to the online forum community, that you are capable of, and I suspect desirous of, making.

Chris
lojo
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September 13th, 2013 at 5:25:44 PM permalink
Quote: binary128

@ Lojo,

My problem with so many of your posts is that they read like Finnegans Wake. They seem to contain "cause and affect" relationships, but these are so obscure as to have meaning only to the writer.

They are mostly written in prose, rather than a more "technical writing" style. The prose, in and of itself, is at times entertaining. But the VAST majority of times I have no freakin' clue what the hell you are talking about.

It's obvious that there is a lot of hard content (as opinion, but with supporting data) hidden amongst the, at times, lengthy prose. But most of the time I just don't have the time to wade through all of that prose and try to extract the significant nuggets.

So, in my opinion, if you would try to "write for the audience" rather than "write for the author", you'd perhaps make the contribution to the thread, and to the online forum community, that you are capable of, and I suspect desirous of, making.

Chris



Thank you for the critique. I'll take a look at that.

Regards
lojo
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September 17th, 2013 at 12:33:06 AM permalink
These dogs will just not quit cheating! Forget the saratoga thing (i tried to go interview her but had a problem) Now they are using false press reports to help people throw away their winning numbers. I'll start a new thread or leave it alone. This is not about gaffed games to me, It's about gaffers. In fact google has rewritten the news tonight, oh gosh, and the gtech idaho lottery is no longer apologizing for pretending to announce that someone in twin falls county won 40k (with the effect of the actual $1,000,000 winner tossing their ticket). It's all covered up, clain your winneer in 180 days or fuck off
lojo
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September 17th, 2013 at 12:34:32 AM permalink
google news burned this info, today


Lottery spokesman David Workman said there a reporting error that the winning ticket was bought in Twin Falls County, but that was not the case, the $1 million ticket was actually sold in Boise.


"We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball for last night's draw to check their tickets carefully,"
lojo
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September 17th, 2013 at 12:40:32 AM permalink
enough said

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