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Old 11-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #176
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

inb4 the DOJ buys out all the bitcoins
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #177
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What kind of volume does sealswithclubs have?

just saw this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLcZDuXNT8E
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #178
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I was just thinking about this.

Zynga Poker - Purchase chips with cash. No ability to cash out (But there's a 2ndary gray market to sell your poker chips not authorized by Zynga) - LEGAL
Bitcoin Poker - Purchase chips with bitcoins. No ability to cash out - LEGAL????
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:58 PM   #179
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What kind of volume does sealswithclubs have?

just saw this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLcZDuXNT8E
Right now for example there's 9 players on a ~$2.50NL table, 5 players on a ~$10NL table, 3 players on a ~$0.25-50 limit table, 2 players on a ~$0.10-20 limit table, 2 players on a $1.25NL table, and 1 player waiting on a ~$25NL table.. that table usually has action though, it isn't like nobody plays that high. Anything higher than $25NL is usually HU or short-handed and just happens when it happens.

Usually it's a little more active than that at this time of night actually. Earlier today there was a ~$300 guaranteed prize pool tourney with a ~$10 buyin that passed the guarantee. So it definitely has activity, just kind of varies.

Not the volume of a conventional site or anything yet. But IMO it's a good option to have going on in the background or whatever. Some bad players who mine bitcoins and don't really have anything better to do with them lol. And they throw around a lot of +EV promotions to help grow the site.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:15 AM   #180
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i'm on my seals with clubs grind. looooool. the players are so bad and most are drug dealers. i think it'll be kinda lucrative & fun to see how high i can run my coins up on here.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:20 PM   #181
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they have a 60BTC guaranteed tourney today, 2BTC buy-in (that's like a $300 gtd, $10 buy-in). PM me if you want to play but don't have Bitcoins, I'm prob willing to stake anyone if there's overlay and you're at least borderline reputable here. It's at 6pm eastern.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #182
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they have a 60BTC guaranteed tourney today, 2BTC buy-in (that's like a $300 gtd, $10 buy-in). PM me if you want to play but don't have Bitcoins, I'm prob willing to stake anyone if there's overlay and you're at least borderline reputable here. It's at 6pm eastern.
You motivated me to get my first bitcoins. Just played a 5 minute session of HU LHE and am up .15 BTC. See ya tonight at the tournament!
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:07 PM   #183
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You motivated me to get my first bitcoins. Just played a 5 minute session of HU LHE and am up .15 BTC. See ya tonight at the tournament!
nice, good luck. could be sick overlay. last week it filled but only 3 reg'd right now.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #184
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nice, good luck. could be sick overlay. last week it filled but only 3 reg'd right now.
Thanks - you too! And I forgot to say....

"FU, DOJ!"
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #185
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i had another friend w/ a lotta coin on the site offer to stake me and i was just too many tables deep on merge/true so i didn't play it. i'm ernmccracken i'm pretty good natured compared to how i get all pissy in the chatbox on other sites mainly because this **** is so small and every1 sucks and is super chatty... not all of em are nice but i actually enjoy pissing off random drug dealers who call me the n-word over and over and over again.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:58 PM   #186
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

Sealswithclubs has now added PL and FL Omaha and Omaha Hi/Low. I think they did this prematurely as the new games have killed off all the action at the hold 'em games. It's now hard to find any tables with more than 4 players, especially anything above the tiniest of microstakes.

Hopefully they kill off the Omaha games until their userbase grows a little bit.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #187
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they're still doing the Sunday guaranteed tourney.. anybody want a stake? it's really soft and there's been overlay. I'll do a couple stakes to anyone who seems unlikely to roll me. it's basically $10 buyin, $300 gtd. 6pm est.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #188
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Sealswithclubs has now added PL and FL Omaha and Omaha Hi/Low. I think they did this prematurely as the new games have killed off all the action at the hold 'em games. It's now hard to find any tables with more than 4 players, especially anything above the tiniest of microstakes.

Hopefully they kill off the Omaha games until their userbase grows a little bit.
I know what you mean.. I like omaha so I like the change.. could be just people trying out a new thing. omaha probably attracts more players though which in the long run should spillover to more action all around.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #189
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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?
I don't know why people think that bitcoin poker is somehow immune to the DOJ. If the DOJ determines that bitcoin poker is playing for something of value, they can, and will start going after these sites and the online wallets that fund the poker sites. If they get big enough, the DOJ will care and take action. You can quote me on this.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #190
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I don't know why people think that bitcoin poker is somehow immune to the DOJ. If the DOJ determines that bitcoin poker is playing for something of value, they can, and will start going after these sites and the online wallets that fund the poker sites. If they get big enough, the DOJ will care and take action. You can quote me on this.
You should learn more about Bitcoin. The advantage of being decentralized (the point really) is that no one can swoop in and take control of the coins (unless you leave them somewhere vulnerabe). If a Bitcoin poker site is leaving their coins where the DOJ can pick them off, they're doing it way wrong.

That said, I don't know who has said "bitcoin poker is immune to the DOJ", so seems like you're talking to a strawman here.

Maybe they could go after a site's domain name, but they might just look silly when they don't come away with any of the assets, and maybe the site reforms elsewhere. You push on a string long enough and people realize who the real criminals are, the DOJ can't just wave a magic wand and have it however they want.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #191
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You should learn more about Bitcoin. The advantage of being decentralized (the point really) is that no one can swoop in and take control of the coins (unless you leave them somewhere vulnerabe). If a Bitcoin poker site is leaving their coins where the DOJ can pick them off, they're doing it way wrong.

That said, I don't know who has said "bitcoin poker is immune to the DOJ", so seems like you're talking to a strawman here.

Maybe they could go after a site's domain name, but they might just look silly when they don't come away with any of the assets, and maybe the site reforms elsewhere. You push on a string long enough and people realize who the real criminals are, the DOJ can't just wave a magic wand and have it however they want.
I was responding the person I quoted and I never said the DOJ can swoop in and take control of the coins. I will admit that I don't know much about bitcoins, so I have some questions.

Do I have to fund the poker account through an exchange like MTGOX?
Do the exchanges have an owner?
Is it correct to say these exchanges are now an intermediary used to fund online gambling, kind of like neteller?
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #192
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Do I have to fund the poker account through an exchange like MTGOX?
Do the exchanges have an owner?
Is it correct to say these exchanges are now an intermediary used to fund online gambling, kind of like neteller?
You can fund your poker account from wherever you have bitcoins. You can store bitcoins in an e-wallet, or at whatever services you use (poker, sportsbook, coffee store), or you can download the Bitcoin client and store them on your computer.

Every location will have a code for your deposit address. You just enter that code as your withdraw address at wherever you're withdrawing from, and the coins go from one place to the other.

If you send coins to MtGox, now you're trusting those owners not to burn you. But there isn't really any risk on top of that. The government doesn't really have any way to seize an e-wallet's bitcoins (just like they couldn't seize your or my bitcoins), and nobody knows you're transferring to and from poker anyways.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #193
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Hey guys. We added a 5-man 'satellite' for our BTC guaranteed tourney. 1st place wins a buy-in, which is worth about $?

Free satellite entry to the first few people who ask for it.

Just post your name and I'll hook you up.

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Old 06-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #194
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #195
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I think pokerstars or some big poker company should start seriously looking into this. Bitcoins could be the holy grail for online poker's financial transaction woes.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #196
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Re: Bitcoin for online poker?

Except that bitcoins aren't a real currency, you can't pay your rent in bitcoins and most serious grinders who generate most of the rake would not play for bitcoins.

Not to mention pokerstars can rake a bitcoin, but what can a giant corporation do with its billions of bitcoins in rake?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #197
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Except that bitcoins aren't a real currency, you can't pay your rent in bitcoins and most serious grinders who generate most of the rake would not play for bitcoins.

Not to mention pokerstars can rakeu a bitcoin, but what can a giant corporation do with its billions of bitcoins in rake?
Poker stars could sell there coins on an exchange
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #198
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Pokerstars could control the bitcoin economy by setting up a bitcoin exchange.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #199
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Except that bitcoins aren't a real currency, you can't pay your rent in bitcoins and most serious grinders who generate most of the rake would not play for bitcoins.
Could someone playing on FTP from Australia pay his rent in US dollars?

I've gotten cashouts from Seals processed almost right away, and always at some point the same day. Then it's instant to MtGox, you can digitally convert it to USD, and withdraw to your bank account in a few days.

Serious players prefer waiting weeks/months for checks? lol Bitcoin is easy to move around and exchange, perfect for people who are winning and withdrawing and want their money quick imo.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #200
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Get me in that sattelite, I'm Rakemucker
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