cclub79
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May 1st, 2013 at 12:01:34 PM permalink
Atlantic Club not selling to PokerStars.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/atlantic_club_rejects_purchase.html#incart_m-rpt-1
98Clubs
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May 1st, 2013 at 12:46:43 PM permalink
Quote: jml24

IF there is widespread legal online poker I think there could be an even bigger boom. During the first online poker boom many potential players were deterred by the perception of illegality and the need to transfer money through shady intermediaries. Legal online poker with easy money transfer would knock down those barriers.

The smart sites will operate in a way that caters to the casual player, as opposed to PokerStars that caters to online grinders. I am a casual player that wants to play for fun at low stakes. When I join a new table and it is immediately filled by 20-tabling grinders that were alerted by their tracking software, it is not fun. Every action takes the full clock because the other players have so many tables to play, and why would I want to play a table full of pros?

Any new poker boom will be fueled by casual players, not grinders fighting over an ever shrinking pie. If a site limits multi-tabling and bans tracking software and HUDs it will create a more fun environment to attract those players.



These sentiments are also mine, thanks jml24. It maybe on-line, but one table, and one tournament maximum. The smart sites will also try to duplicate real-world conditions as the appearance of suspending physical law (being at two places at one time, for example) might look a bit shady.
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tringlomane
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May 1st, 2013 at 1:39:41 PM permalink
Quote: cclub79

Atlantic Club not selling to PokerStars.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/atlantic_club_rejects_purchase.html#incart_m-rpt-1



Well, thats a blow. Stars runs one hell of a site.
soulhunt79
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May 1st, 2013 at 2:16:54 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

These sentiments are also mine, thanks jml24. It maybe on-line, but one table, and one tournament maximum. The smart sites will also try to duplicate real-world conditions as the appearance of suspending physical law (being at two places at one time, for example) might look a bit shady.




100% agree.

I don't care if a site offers multi table playing and is ok with player tracking software. I simply hope that those that play on 1 table will be matched up with others who are only playing on 1 table. This situation will be useless to the grinder because there won't be enough money, but will be entertaining to me because I can play a little with very minimal costs.
Zcore13
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May 1st, 2013 at 7:03:48 PM permalink
The online poker rooms make money by having more tables and more tournaments going. I don't see any chance that they will limit people to one. They make their money on volume. Multiple tables per player, lots of hands per hour, tons of tables.

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s2dbaker
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May 1st, 2013 at 7:45:18 PM permalink
Not that I would do this but ...

Being from another state, could I, in theory, set my phone to spoof that I'm physically in Nevada, sign up for online poker and then play?
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May 3rd, 2013 at 5:08:34 AM permalink
Tournament winnings over 600 or 1199 will probably get a tax form now YUCK! This will be a deal breaker for anyone receiving disability,ssi,welfare, etc . If the government taxes online cash games High limit games may not be playable for pros anymore.
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Zcore13
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May 3rd, 2013 at 10:35:23 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Tournament winnings over 600 or 1199 will probably get a tax form now YUCK! This will be a deal breaker for anyone receiving disability,ssi,welfare, etc . If the government taxes online cash games High limit games may not be playable for pros anymore.



Poker Tournaments do not follow the normal 1099 tax rules. To qualify for a W2G in a poker tournament your winnings must exceed $5,000 after deduction of your buy-in.

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nezbit
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May 3rd, 2013 at 11:31:52 AM permalink
online poker was the best thing that ever happened to brick and mortar...
DJTeddyBear
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May 3rd, 2013 at 11:44:08 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Poker Tournaments do not follow the normal 1099 tax rules. To qualify for a W2G in a poker tournament your winnings must exceed $5,000 after deduction of your buy-in.


Did the rules change in the last few years?
Back around 2007, I won about $1,400 in a $75 tourney and got a W2G. (Or maybe it was a 1099- misc?)
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