According to the poker room manager at UP on quadjacks, 100BB games were excluded for the moment to increase liquidity so players don't go busto soon. They are already surprised with how many real money depositors they have had today, so 100BB and higher stakes games may come sooner than expected -
and not the <100 UB-controversy extenders who reside here. Your average UFC fan probably doesn't even know what UB is (or was). Think big picture people!
Controversy extenders? doomed - history - repeat
Originally Posted by sabrejack
I have faith in the Nevada gaming control board and that they have kept "bad actors" out of this operation. Whether they are using, in some carefully limited capacity, verification software that has become somewhat of an industry standard does not change that.
Oh I see, you're a shill. Industry standard by what measurement? If you mean a bunch of industries where shadiness is the rule like payday lenders, adult-oriented dating sites and offshore sportsbooks, then yeah. If you mean where real financial organizations like Wells Fargo, et al or even a company like PokerStars, then no.
If iovation is piggybacking on a 3rd party to get around Nevada licensing, that will be most interesting.
Perhaps it is useful to recall that FTP was iovation's largest customer and iovation was primarily responsible for many of the mysterious account closures without explanation.
Look, I'm sure there are going to be hiccups in the first couple weeks, and there are lots of issues to sort through (HUDS, Iovation, verifications, etc.). But I just want to say THANK GOD online poker is back in the States. No matter how things go with this particular site, or whether they end up being able to compete globally with Stars, it's a new beginning. It's a start. Give them time. Don't jump to conclusions or start derailing the train with negativity. It sounds like they have a rep on here who is willing to chat with players, even if it's informally. And the Fertittas and the UFC know what the hell they're doing. They built that brand from a couple million dollar purchase into a billion dollar empire. And they have complete respect for their fans and customers. So if anyone has some cred, and knows how to cater to the average US Poker playing rec who goes to UFC events this is a match made in heaven. Good luck Ultimate Poker!! We're rooting for you up here in Canada as well!!
Done signing up, only need the (verizon) confirmation. No rush though. What people need to realize is this is still the testing phase. They don't want to get ahead of themselves when there are still regulatory hurdles to jump.
Request: large cards and type for those of us who are have difficulty seeing.
One question: Will the client eventually expand to the sports book? (I hate the sports book client.)
What would you have them do? Delay the launch for another 3 months so they can spin up a version for the 6.5% of you who bought into apple's marketing scheme?
From what i have been able to see this company wrote no software and is just using UB (Ultimate Bet comprised) software.
I would be impressed if they even employed 1 American programmer much less a team of them which is ideally what they need.
It's a start, it is progress. It's not perfect by any means. Regulation will take time but a big company like the UFC being behind the brand and some of the features like cashing in and out out at the casino are pretty great imo.
Software can be improved obv, but its a good start. Better yet, taxes are not passed on to players like in France where players pay a higher rake and even preflop rake! Instead ultimate poker pays Nevada state out of their revenue. Awesome
You are correct. At least progress is being made. I just think any US poker site limited to states that are legal will be lame. They will not offer what pokerstars and tilt did in terms of mtts and player volume. SIGH I can't wait for online poker to be legal in US again with Tilt and Stars. I imagine the buzz will create a boom and a lot of Americans (including many fish) will play. I have my popcorn ready!
We haven't made a definitive decision on this yet - as of now, it's moot since the hand histories are rather basic and can't be imported into PT or HEM. However (and this is just personal opinion, hopefully I'm allowed to still have one - attention legal department, do not terminate me), I don't believe that HUDs actually make better poker players in general. I think the players who are likely to use HUDs are already working at improving their game and would be able to do so in other ways. This is just an opinion, and I don't want to sidetrack our thread for the day, but I'm really interested in how people feel about this. The rake thread is probably the best place to chat about it.
I agree with your personal view of HUDs but as a business why would you want to give the better players already developing their game the additional edge of a HUD? Makes no sense to do it and have them kill the fish quicker.