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Old 11-30-2010, 09:05 AM   #46
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Re: Cell phones at table

Take an electronic device to the blackjack tables. Observe what happens. That is the casino's money. Why do you think that is?
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:12 AM   #47
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Take an electronic device to the blackjack tables. Observe what happens. That is the casino's money. Why do you think that is?
Sit out a couple of blackjack hands and fiddle with your device. I could be wrong, but I don't believe this would be a problem.

If you are sitting at a poker table not in a hand, I just don't see the issue.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #48
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Then why not just allow laptops at the table, so you can surf, work, watch porn or play online??? Where does it end?

Is your attention span that short, such that you need to be constantly amused by your device?

The sense of entitlement that people have around this issue is just amazing. While individually, many folks that are using devices may not be slowing the game down, collectively it often does.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:48 PM   #49
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Sit out a couple of blackjack hands and fiddle with your device. I could be wrong, but I don't believe this would be a problem.
Yap, sit at a blackjack table (playing or not) and fiddle with an electronic device. See what happens.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:53 PM   #50
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Sit out a couple of blackjack hands and fiddle with your device. I could be wrong, but I don't believe this would be a problem.
At my casino they make you get up and step away from the table to use your phone... for anything - talking, texting, etc.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #51
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At my casino they make you get up and step away from the table to use your phone... for anything - talking, texting, etc.
Exactly. Because that is CASINO MONEY sitting in the table tray. Why shouldn't I exercise the same care with MY MONEY at the poker table?
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #52
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There's no legitimate reason for one to be texting at a poker table imo, in the hand or not..
i get backed for larger tournies and like to send a quick text or tweet to my backers/friends/fam to let them know how it's going. or occasionally want to have a quick convo without stepping away and taking a break. it's very irritating when i'm at a casino where you have to stand up to send a text. up, down. when i could stand up and text "i had Jh 9c" just as easily as I can sitting down. it's just pointless.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #53
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Exactly. Because that is CASINO MONEY sitting in the table tray. Why shouldn't I exercise the same care with MY MONEY at the poker table?
surely you can see that using a phone and storing info on it at a blackjack table raises issues that at a poker table does not
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:05 PM   #54
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so would it be okay for players to use their iphones apps to determine pot odds, EV, all-in equity at the table?
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #55
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so would it be okay for players to use their iphones apps to determine pot odds, EV, all-in equity at the table?
if this was directed at my comment, then not while they are in a hand. i'm fine being told don't touch your phone while you have live cards. I just hate that while some toolshed needs 90 seconds to decide to call a $20 turn bet, I have to stand up to send a txt to my wife or whatever. It inconveniences me, and doesn't protect any other interests.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #56
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i get backed for larger tournies and like to send a quick text or tweet to my backers/friends/fam to let them know how it's going. or occasionally want to have a quick convo without stepping away and taking a break. it's very irritating when i'm at a casino where you have to stand up to send a text. up, down. when i could stand up and text "i had Jh 9c" just as easily as I can sitting down. it's just pointless.
I think that's a decent argument for allowing communication devices only when you don't have cards in front of you. If there's any possibility that you could instead be texting, "I HAVE Jh9c," then that possibility should be eliminated.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #57
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I think that's a decent argument for allowing communication devices only when you don't have cards in front of you. If there's any possibility that you could instead be texting, "I HAVE Jh9c," then that possibility should be eliminated.
I'm 100% fine with this. Just tired of being made to stand to send a txt or tweet or check an email, when I don't have a live hand.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:52 PM   #58
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That makes sense.

I'd prefer that they not be allowed at all--for the integrity of the game, for the speed of the game, and (selfishly) to force myself to pay more attention to the action--but I'd be fine with a compromise of "no use while in a hand" because I realize how important smartphones are to the general public nowadays.
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so would it be okay for players to use their iphones apps to determine pot odds, EV, all-in equity at the table?
I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but what was Frank Kassela doing with his iPad during the WSOP? He seemed to have that blue glow on his face whenever he was on camera. Seems pretty easy to set up a HUD on such a device.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:32 PM   #60
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Just tired of being made to stand to send a txt or tweet or check an email, when I don't have a live hand.
It must be exhausting to have to do that.

Apparently, your not the top athlete that you'd like to be in the "sport" of poker.
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