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Old 06-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Anyone into skill gaming?

Does anyone play on worldwinner or king.com? I've made $110K+ on those sites playing silly little word games, solitaire, bejeweled, etc. (I use that to bankroll my poker habit. )
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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NO WAI, tell me more please!
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Pro tic-tac-toe players ITT.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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NO WAI, tell me more please!
am guessing you are not serious... if you are let me know
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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Pro tic-tac-toe players ITT.
not too far off... I made thousands playing hangman of all things
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #6
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not too far off... I made thousands playing hangman of all things
And I have made zillions on the +EV of the Publisher's Clearinghouse.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:19 PM   #7
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I've not made as much as msufan, but I'm well into five figures from skill gaming.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:19 AM   #8
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What's your secret guys??!?!?! SHARE THE WEALTH!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #9
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I've not made as much as msufan, but I'm well into five figures from skill gaming.
awesome, man!! I can tell by your screen name that this is right up your alley.

This is like printing money.

Hangmania Daily Champion (Higher Ranks)
Prize: Click Here - Multiple Prizes Awarded | Entry Fee: $1.00

1st place prize: $85.09
2nd place prize: $58.29
3rd place prize: $32.83
4th place prize: $22.11
5th place prize: $16.08

Place Player Score
1st place winner msufan 1988
2nd place winner eelchibegian 1983
3rd place winner skmswm24 1982
4th place winner teresa_ann 1981
5th place winner bictor2 1978

Swap It progressive tourney:
Entry Fee: $2.00

1st place prize: $230.48
2nd place prize: $168.84
3rd place prize: $89.78
4th place prize: $61.64
5th place prize: $45.56

Place Player Score
1st place winner
msufan 3350
2nd place winner
skmswm24 3330
3rd place winner
aretnapcfhcfh.p... 3285
4th place winner
lokstangpinay 3275
5th place winner
roknbear.pgo 3265
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #10
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What's your secret guys??!?!?! SHARE THE WEALTH!!
The two main sites are worldwinner.com and king.com. When you start on either of those sites, your rank will be low in all games. As you win, your rank will go up and you'll get matched up against tougher opponents.

So practice first. Go to youtube and watch experts play the various games you want to learn. Then beat up on all the newbies while you're a low rank at the various games. Lather, rinse, repeat.

If you're REALLY lucky, you'll find that you can win even at the higher ranks in certain games, allowing you to exploit that +EV situation forever. But that's rarer.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:00 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone into skill gaming?

Anything like a rakeback site or signup bonuses for these sites that we should take advantage of before registering?
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #12
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awesome, man!! I can tell by your screen name that this is right up your alley.

This is like printing money.

Hangmania Daily Champion (Higher Ranks)
Prize: Click Here - Multiple Prizes Awarded | Entry Fee: $1.00

1st place prize: $85.09
2nd place prize: $58.29
3rd place prize: $32.83
4th place prize: $22.11
5th place prize: $16.08

Place Player Score
1st place winner msufan 1988
2nd place winner eelchibegian 1983
3rd place winner skmswm24 1982
4th place winner teresa_ann 1981
5th place winner bictor2 1978

Swap It progressive tourney:
Entry Fee: $2.00

1st place prize: $230.48
2nd place prize: $168.84
3rd place prize: $89.78
4th place prize: $61.64
5th place prize: $45.56

Place Player Score
1st place winner
msufan 3350
2nd place winner
skmswm24 3330
3rd place winner
aretnapcfhcfh.p... 3285
4th place winner
lokstangpinay 3275
5th place winner
roknbear.pgo 3265
Jesus, this guy looks like he's being serious.

This is pretty funny. From something that I thought was total BS to turn into something realistic. Very interesting.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #13
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Worldwinner does not support Firefox..that's weird
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #14
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id imagine the rake is pretty high for these skillgames. you might have some initial success but eventually youll reach a rank with others of equal caliber where in your matchups, neither of you can overcome the rake and it will grind you both down over time.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #15
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Anything like a rakeback site or signup bonuses for these sites that we should take advantage of before registering?
GOOD POINT!! Sign up for worldwinner through MyPoints to get rewarded for your play.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:45 PM   #16
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id imagine the rake is pretty high for these skillgames. you might have some initial success but eventually youll reach a rank with others of equal caliber where in your matchups, neither of you can overcome the rake and it will grind you both down over time.
the rake is obscenely high... like 25%

two-player games are not what you want to be playing, for that reason... play the progressive tourneys and larger limited-entry tourneys instead
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:51 PM   #17
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the rake is obscenely high... like 25%

two-player games are not what you want to be playing, for that reason... play the progressive tourneys and larger limited-entry tourneys instead
wow that is obscene.

yah definitely stick to the tourneys then.

best of luck.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:05 AM   #18
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Re: Anyone into skill gaming?

Msufan, have you played at Worldwinner lately, because some of your info seems to be a bit outdated? For example, the prize pool for the Hangmania Daily Delight is down quite a bit from the numbers you gave. They give out $100 per division now, so first place is $22. There are other games with better payouts on the daily, though. Bejeweled, Solitaire Rush and Wheel of Fortune all pay $50 for first, $45 for second, down to $2 for 18th on a $1 entry fee. Also, Worldwinner doesn't offer progressives any more, but they do have monthly specials and survival tournaments. Survival tournaments last a while, sometimes a month or two, but the winners of the bigger ones win $2000 on the way to the top. King has progressives.

I think it might be a better deal to sign up through Inbox Dollars than Mypoints, but I'm not sure about that. Newbies should check them both out. You can't join twice, so do it the most advantageous way when you do it the first time.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #19
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Booooo for Illinois resdients not being allowed to gamble on games of skill
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #20
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Msufan, have you played at Worldwinner lately, because some of your info seems to be a bit outdated? For example, the prize pool for the Hangmania Daily Delight is down quite a bit from the numbers you gave. They give out $100 per division now, so first place is $22. There are other games with better payouts on the daily, though. Bejeweled, Solitaire Rush and Wheel of Fortune all pay $50 for first, $45 for second, down to $2 for 18th on a $1 entry fee. Also, Worldwinner doesn't offer progressives any more, but they do have monthly specials and survival tournaments. Survival tournaments last a while, sometimes a month or two, but the winners of the bigger ones win $2000 on the way to the top. King has progressives.

I think it might be a better deal to sign up through Inbox Dollars than Mypoints, but I'm not sure about that. Newbies should check them both out. You can't join twice, so do it the most advantageous way when you do it the first time.
yeah -- my WW info is old b/c I got banned from there... now playing at King.com, skilladdiction.com, and gameduell.com instead.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #21
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Why were you banned?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #22
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Re: Anyone into skill gaming?

been very interested in these kind of games for a while now...

What games do you typically play, and what is the general standard of play like? I read a recent article in gambler magazine about these games and seemed quite interesting. It was talking about the potential for future growth in online gambling, and the writer thought these were the way forward. Not to the extent of the online poker boom, but they certainly seem to be growing.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #23
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been banned from several different sites, usually for winning too much... bad for business
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #24
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been very interested in these kind of games for a while now...

What games do you typically play, and what is the general standard of play like? I read a recent article in gambler magazine about these games and seemed quite interesting. It was talking about the potential for future growth in online gambling, and the writer thought these were the way forward. Not to the extent of the online poker boom, but they certainly seem to be growing.
low rank play is terrible, high rank play is good... so you need to practice and win while you're a low ranking player.

there've been million dollar skill gaming tourneys before (a young woman from Michigan who plays as 'kavishah' won a million, for example), but we still need our Moneymaker moment where it is on ESPN and everyone decides to try it out or something... right now I play against a lot of housewives.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #25
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