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September 19th, 2014 at 10:49:59 AM permalink

So now the site is owned by an online casino conglomerate?

Funny how life works: one month Mike is waving his tin cup for spare change, and now (by implication, at least) he's a millionaire.

I don't quite know yet how I feel about the new owner realizing some financial gain from the forums: it was cool when it was just Mike, because he's a real guy, a mensch; but a nameless, faceless corporation is another thing entirely.

Anyway, well played, Mike.

"What, me worry?"
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September 19th, 2014 at 10:51:00 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

WOW Congrats Mike

$2.35mil is a very nice sum and well-deserved!!!

Now, to the selfish questions:

What about our profiles and/or real names/identities?

I implicitly trusted Mike with this information - what is our fate now?

I assume they will appoint their own ADMINS

Does the purchaser have affiliations with any brick and mortar casinos that might be interested in our identities hereon?

Sorry for these questions :) Just doing my due diligence

This is my concern too. I think I'm done here.
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September 19th, 2014 at 10:51:50 AM permalink
My immediate reaction is to congratulate Mike for a huge deal. This site and are the ones I use to learn about games (here) and read more about actual play (here and there) when a trip is coming up. I know I don't talk as much about math or any of that stuff but I do learn a lot from this site.

The secondary reaction is: what will happen to this site? It is easy to say no changes are anticipated, but that is harder to make happen. I also share the concern about my personal information and I hope that is addressed shortly.

Nothing every stays the same...

but...I'm in Vegas the next four days if Mike wants to buy me dinner!!
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September 19th, 2014 at 10:58:05 AM permalink
congrats Mike!! I hope this site maintains its code of excellence which brought me here in the first place. The community here is amazing and it sure does teach me a thing or two about gambling and life in general. Nice work!
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September 19th, 2014 at 10:59:15 AM permalink
Might be time for me to ride off into the internet sunset. No Mike no me.
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September 19th, 2014 at 10:59:50 AM permalink
So, is there any way for us all to delete our accounts and personal information before everything is turned over to the spammers who we've been sold out to, or are we all just assfucked?
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September 19th, 2014 at 11:05:59 AM permalink
Congrats Mike.
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September 19th, 2014 at 11:19:14 AM permalink
Congratulations, Mike.

I really hope the quality of this forum doesn't decay. It always motivated me that there was a real man behind the curtain, and that my contributions would improve his site.
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September 19th, 2014 at 11:22:49 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

This is my concern too. I think I'm done here.

Ditto. I've enjoyed participating here, but I don't think continuing to do so will be very beneficial. I weigh every decision in terms of risk vs reward and the needle has just moved.

Congrats to Mike tough. Well deserved payday for his hard work.
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September 19th, 2014 at 11:25:08 AM permalink
Congrats, Mike. Good to see hard work rewarded.

Have to consider now personal info changing hands so maybe bon voyage.

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