Dean
Dean
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December 12th, 2015 at 7:51:02 AM permalink
Advantages

Very low overhead, so the payouts may be better since less money is going into paying the electricity bill, as in a land based casino.

You get to play in the comfort of your own home, so you can play while you relax in your pajamas, eat dinner and watch some TV. No going to a land based casino in the pouring rain.

Disadvantages

You are handing over your credit card/bank card assets online and have no idea who is on the other side. This is a scammer's/hackers paradise.

You also don't know who you are playing against, you definitely don't want to be a rookie Ploppy playing against a hardcore AP.
Really, dude, you tried to buy a flat screen TV for only $3.99? Get out of here, you scam, con arist!
muleyvoice
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December 12th, 2015 at 8:53:15 AM permalink
Just wonderful to get near the money in an online tournament and suddenly your opponents hand is being played by a much better player. If you have not been cheated in online poker, you have not played online poker.
P90
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December 15th, 2015 at 8:53:51 AM permalink
Quote: Dean

Advantages
Very low overhead, so the payouts may be better since less money is going into paying the electricity bill, as in a land based casino.


True, but online casinos have to compensate for the lack of B&M fun with refunding a lot of cash via widely available promos and rakeback. The payouts may be better, but the variance in poker tournaments is large enough that the mean is a much lesser factor than in most games.

Quote: Dean

You are handing over your credit card/bank card assets online and have no idea who is on the other side. This is a scammer's/hackers paradise.


Most major online poker operators are relatively honest. Your risk of getting scammed is bigger than that of getting robbed in AC (pouring rain?) or something, but for the most part, online casinos and poker rooms have a large enough hold percentage that it's just not worth it for a major company. "Major" is a key word here.

Quote: Dean

You also don't know who you are playing against, you definitely don't want to be a rookie Ploppy playing against a hardcore AP.


Neither do you IRL, it's not worth a poker celeb's time to play against you. unless you happen to kno and online AP would generally be the people that hunt down player-advantage promos en masse, what you mean is poker pros. There actually are programs like HEM and databases online that will help you identify the main/active accounts of tourney champs, and you can often just go watch random tourneys. Actually, with these tools, you can well know more about who you're playing against online.

What the main difference is is that online poker is just a different game. The rules may be the same, but the lack or the presence of live interaction makes them different psychologically and played differently.
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Amelie
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March 16th, 2016 at 8:11:41 AM permalink
playing online, I can be sure that no one will see my failure. + you can get free bonus for downloading
I will survive
Romes
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March 16th, 2016 at 8:28:54 AM permalink
Quote: Amelie

playing online, I can be sure that no one will see my failure. + you can get free bonus for downloading

Plus sometimes shady sites have rigged games, and plus sometimes when you win you still don't get paid out. This is all after sending overseas people your credit card information, utility bills (to prove addresses or something), copies of your ID and CC for "cash out purposes", etc. Playing online itself is a gamble unless you stick to the reputable sights with the Wizard's protection.
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
Amelie
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March 22nd, 2016 at 4:28:33 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Plus sometimes shady sites have rigged games, and plus sometimes when you win you still don't get paid out. This is all after sending overseas people your credit card information, utility bills (to prove addresses or something), copies of your ID and CC for "cash out purposes", etc. Playing online itself is a gamble unless you stick to the reputable sights with the Wizard's protection.



absolutely right! I forgot to edit this note to my post.
I will survive
Mobcasinos
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March 31st, 2016 at 7:17:29 AM permalink
Yes playing online casino has more advantage than disadvantage. One advantage would be a lot of offers like free money to play, free spins and a lot more depending on the casino. But the disadvantage would be offset if we play at a reputable online casino. Playing on new online casino casino's would be risky and it can be a hacker wanting to get your credit card info.
Dean
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July 29th, 2016 at 9:06:02 PM permalink
I don't feel comfortable handing out copies of my ID and Credit Card in order to play, as I have already been the victim of Identity Theft. Happened three years ago, and I am still upset about it(in 2013, scammers took a copy of my tax refund information and filed a tax return under my name and pocketed my tax refund money. When I filed my own tax refund at my local tax preparer office, I got a call the very next day informing me that someone else had filed my tax information and stole my money. I had to sign a paper to the IRS claiming I was not the one who got my tax refund. Took me 6 months to get my refund money! I was pissed off for about a day when it first happened, but calmed down a little when I realized that I was not destitute for money and was getting paid in a few days anyways, but I am still upset to this day. Not lividly pissed off like I was the day I got the phone call, but I am still calmly mad about it.) I get that they want to make sure that 14 year old Tommy didn't steal his 35 year old Dad's card and gamble with it online, but there is nothing stopping a smart 14 year old from sending a copy of his Dad's ID and pretending to be him without them seeing his Dad face to face like Skype.
Really, dude, you tried to buy a flat screen TV for only $3.99? Get out of here, you scam, con arist!
onenickelmiracle
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July 30th, 2016 at 1:49:48 AM permalink
The giant disadvantage is you can never realm leave because you're just a click away from being back. Plus you can click your life away in one night. I think that is too powerful. Casinos are always more fun and exciting than where you live.
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AxelWolf
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July 30th, 2016 at 2:27:01 AM permalink
My nephew and my GF's little brother were playing small limit poker at 13 and 14 online at Bovada and a few other sites. They both won a little bit and moved on to other things like girl's

Now in their 2O's they have good jobs families and don't have any gambling problems. They both like to gamble occasionally but no more or less than the average American male.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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