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Old 10-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #151
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

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You did something incredibly stupid then. No one is playing bitcoin for stakes above 5/10 chips which corresponds to .005 / .01 BTC which would be like playing $5NL. You should have bought $50 worth of bitcoins instead of $1500 - now bitcoin prices are gonig down from $5 / BTC to $4 / BTC so there you go you just lost $300
Perhaps you're the stupid one assumming I bought them to play poker and not realising a market can also go up. They're a time investment that I think will do fine, but if not it's a small % of my Poker Roll. A couple of buyins for my live game, so a pretty small risk.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:43 PM   #152
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30mins to deposit only

Hi all
I played on bitco.in for a while but am trying btcontilt. I deposited 10 btc 40 mins ago - 10000 chips have appeared in my btcontilt account.
Now just need to find some villains..
PS the answer for collusion is heads up, the purest form of poker for the real degens.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #153
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

Hmm not much action going on here. 5 people logged in who seem to be dead. None on the tables.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:53 PM   #154
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No one is playing bitcoin for stakes above 5/10 chips which corresponds to .005 / .01 BTC which would be like playing $5NL. You should have bought $50 worth of bitcoins instead of $1500 - now bitcoin prices are gonig down from $5 / BTC to $4 / BTC so there you go you just lost $300
I play higher than that every single day. Played ~40NL last night, 80NL often and have seen ~240NL HU.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #155
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Betco.in (ehem, US players)

betco.in is running freerolls here ://betco.in/tourneys

They're 6-player STT usually.

I want to play but the site is so low on traffic that the tourneys never kick off. The site uses bitcoins.

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #156
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

bump for http://sealswithclubs.org

A few players, pretty good interface....will go again.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #157
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bump for http://sealswithclubs.org

A few players, pretty good interface....will go again.
If anyone wants to try it before they figure out how to deposit I'll ship a few bucks worth. I'm around frequently, I'm 'freemoney'.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #158
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Came across this article in slate today:
http://www.slate.com/id/2294980/?from=rss

Anybody use bitcoin to play online poker?

Also, pretty ridiculous that the article lumps in poker players with criminals, tax-evaders, pornographers, drug dealers, and other unsavory types.
ya. It should be the poker sites and the people that run them. Not poker players
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 PM   #159
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Came across this article in slate today:
http://www.slate.com/id/2294980/?from=rss

Anybody use bitcoin to play online poker?

Also, pretty ridiculous that the article lumps in poker players with criminals, tax-evaders, pornographers, drug dealers, and other unsavory types.
thats the fallout of full tilt and pokerstars frauding banks. Us honest poker players get stereotyped because of these sneaky crooks.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:18 PM   #160
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thats the fallout of full tilt and pokerstars frauding banks. Us honest poker players get stereotyped because of these sneaky crooks.
Doesn't really make sense. Anyone making players out to be bad because they got stolen from has some other motive for it, no one is confused in that way.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #161
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First "Real Money" Poker Site that is Accepting Bitcoins

http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2011...r-site-is.html
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #162
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Re: First "Real Money" Poker Site that is Accepting Bitcoins

Pretty sure the first was bitco.in or sealswithclubs.org.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #163
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Pretty sure the first was bitco.in or sealswithclubs.org.
Those are not real money poker sites.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #164
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Re: First "Real Money" Poker Site that is Accepting Bitcoins

No US players allowed.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:37 PM   #165
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Switch Poker adds Bitcoin as deposit and withdraw option

http://calvinayre.com/2011/11/22/pok...m_campaign=rss

"Independent poker room Switch Poker, which focuses on real-money play on mobile devices, announced today it’s added the controversial virtual currency Bitcoins as a deposit and withdraw option.

For those not too familiar with the term, “Bitcoins” is a decentralised digital currency for online transactions. Created in 2009 and becoming more prominent over the past two years, Bitcoins support is not widespread, although various online businesses now accept it as payment, including VPN and hosting services. Customers purchasing Bitcoins for real money can do so at Bitcoins Exchanges and once in an online wallet, can be transferred to and from merchants such as Switch Poker. Users can also cash them out to dollars at the exchanges – similar to a real foreign currency exchange service."
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #166
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

as usual gambling911 is wrong: http://www.gambling911.com/poker/swi...om-112211.html
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:58 AM   #167
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

US players desperately need gambling sites to start taking bitcoins. I can't imagine euros having much of a reason to use bitcoin over neteller.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:23 AM   #168
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

FWIW, Switch Poker has just added Bitcoin support this week.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:54 PM   #169
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

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FWIW, Switch Poker has just added Bitcoin support this week.
Yup: http://pokerformobile.info/mobilepok...in-poker-site/

So does this mean that US players will eventually be able to play on poker sites without the risk of the site being closed down if they have this option roll out for all poker sites?
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #170
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I can't imagine euros having much of a reason to use bitcoin over neteller.
Nor MoneyBookers / Skrill, which is actually the by far better choice than Net(fee)eller.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:42 PM   #171
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

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FWIW, Switch Poker has just added Bitcoin support this week.
having trouble understanding switch poker's motives for adding bitcoin without accepting US players.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #172
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having trouble understanding switch poker's motives for adding bitcoin without accepting US players.
I found this possible answer at http://poker-apps.net/en/iphone-ipad...payment-option: "...It has never been a problem for US-Players to play real money poker via VPN/Proxy. Cashing out was the problem for US-Players. With the anonymous Bitcoins this hurdle is much more easy to take..."

If you tell them you're from Europe when signing up, use a proxy while playing, cash out with bitcoins: how would they know you're from the US?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:36 AM   #173
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right, so their public non-US stance is an extra layer of protection i guess.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #174
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Switch has never banned US players.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:09 PM   #175
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Switch has never banned US players.
This seems technically true. They only told me that they don't have any deposit methods available for US players.
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