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January 12th, 2011 at 12:17:46 AM permalink
Recently I was corresponding via email with 5dimes sportsbook and casino and they referred to my account balance as being a "significant" amount.

I didn't view it as that signficant and it alarmed me that they would see it as such, because I plan on beating them out of plenty of money and cashing out regularly, so I really don't want any extra attention.

Does anyone have an idea on the number of players these sites such as 5dimes have, and the daily, weekly, and yearly amount of action they see? I'm just wondering if you can win an average of say 5 to 10 k per week without getting a lot of heat or getting booted.
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January 12th, 2011 at 1:26:41 AM permalink
I've not ever kept track of such statistics but I've heard that some sites are fine until you want to make a withdrawal of any amount.

You plan to both win and withdraw 5 to 10k per week? Good poker player? Or is this an intent to win at their live games? They seem to have a few BJ tables, one roulette table and one baccarat table. Costa Rica location and so-called Costa Rica "oversight". au .... Site was bought for 100k. Must have been a small operation despite its name. Some of those sites are affiliate sites only. I think there are review sites that report on financial stability of other sites. Good luck.
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January 12th, 2011 at 1:50:37 AM permalink
The only sites I've ever used are Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. I've heard all sorts of horror stories about internet gaming sites and I don't know if they're true or not but with these 2 sites I've never had any trouble cashing out any amount. I've received many cheques in the many thousands of dollars with never an issue from either site. As for how big they are, it's estimated that PStars brings in well over $1M per day and FT is about 2/3 of that and there are a lot of players on the site with tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in their account. If you're thinking of playing poker on line I can tell you that I feel safe with these sites. I know that the Wiz endorses Bodog and I can't imagine that he'd vouch for any site without full confidence in their security and credibility - I believe that he'll even argue your case if you have a legitimate beef with the site. I know nothing about 5dimes but perhaps you can ask the Wizard for his input on them.
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January 12th, 2011 at 2:37:36 AM permalink
I believe he's talking about betting sports not playing poker. 5Dimes is a respectable site but nowadays I think pretty much any book will boot you if you're winning 5-10k a week. If you're that good at sports try Matchbook or Pinnacle.
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January 12th, 2011 at 4:18:12 AM permalink
Betfair - there really is no better site for any sort of betting (excluding poker). May be blocked in the US which is a shame as you're really missing out.
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January 12th, 2011 at 5:38:43 AM permalink
I'd give Bodog a try - after all it is a Wizzard sponsor.

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