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Old 09-05-2017, 02:34 PM   #5901
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is there any site for usa players that can deposit/cash out through your usa bank account, or paypal, or is it all bitcoin now. or some other method.
Sites still accept debit cards via 3rd party processors, which would allow you to fund a poker account from you US bank account. However, these 3rd party providers are foreign based so the odds of the transaction going through are lower and acceptance rate of credit cards is around 55%. None of the offshore US sites take PayPal, this new Global Poker site advertising on 2+2 takes PayPal because it's not a real money site... it's a sweepstakes site that happens to pay out real money through some legal chicanery. Bitcoin works very well and it's what I'd recommend you to use.

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Old 09-05-2017, 04:07 PM   #5902
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thanks for the info, it sounds like the bitcoin thing is the best way currently. how easy/hard is it to withdraw to bank account via bitcoin. is it possible withdrawals wont go through, or take like weeks or month(s)?

also whats the best poker site for usa people now, for amount of players on it plus ease of deposit/withdrawal. thanks.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:59 PM   #5903
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Jul '16

Bitcoin transactions usually take less than 2 hours to process.
I don't have a bank account so I comment on the ease of making BTC ro $ amount in bank account buy it should be very easy because there are a lot of exchange sites that does this. Including coinbase that most pple here use.
Deposit/ withdrawals are very easy in most of the site.
WPN and Chico network and ignition have the best traffic at the moment.

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Old 09-06-2017, 02:57 AM   #5904
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what is this coinbase thing. thats another step you would have to do in order to deposit or withdraw from bitcoin?

for people that have bank accounts, if i withdrew $500 or something from bitcoin, or whatever other steps you possibly have to take, is that going to raise a flag or something at the bank at all?

i dont understand why a game between 2 or more people, not the casino, is currently banned online, that makes zero sense, i cant see at all how that is constitutional. and this is like 5 or 7 years or whatever that its been banned. what a hassle.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:21 PM   #5905
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what is this coinbase thing. thats another step you would have to do in order to deposit or withdraw from bitcoin?

for people that have bank accounts, if i withdrew $500 or something from bitcoin, or whatever other steps you possibly have to take, is that going to raise a flag or something at the bank at all?

i dont understand why a game between 2 or more people, not the casino, is currently banned online, that makes zero sense, i cant see at all how that is constitutional. and this is like 5 or 7 years or whatever that its been banned. what a hassle.
YouTube- WPN or Bovada/Ignition Bitcoin Deposits/Withdraws. Substitute Coinbase for Circle.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:45 PM   #5906
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what is this coinbase thing. thats another step you would have to do in order to deposit or withdraw from bitcoin?

for people that have bank accounts, if i withdrew $500 or something from bitcoin, or whatever other steps you possibly have to take, is that going to raise a flag or something at the bank at all?

i dont understand why a game between 2 or more people, not the casino, is currently banned online, that makes zero sense, i cant see at all how that is constitutional. and this is like 5 or 7 years or whatever that its been banned. what a hassle.
You need to educate yourself a bit more on bitcoin and the proper process for depositing and withdrawing. Here's a post on 2+2 that can help.

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:20 AM   #5907
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Please read the forum https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/252/global-poker/, and the thread https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...ained-1653219/, particularly.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:58 AM   #5908
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Global Poker or ACR?

Hey all. Sorry for this being my first post, I have been lurking for about a month but now have a reason to actually post.

I have been playing on Global Poker for a little over a month, have about 9500 hands accumulated (currently playing at NL20), and my win rate is around 9.8. I have been tracking my results in a spreadsheet.

I am just now starting to take Poker a little more serious than in the past as this is the first time I have played online poker. My goal in the end is to use this as supplemental income when I am ready to retire (im 39 now so I have a long way to go), so I have been doing a ton of learning.

I have recently been looking into ACR because of the fact they have Rakeback rewards, you can use a HUD and Tracker which would make it easier for me when I want to review hands and such (I use Poker Snowie and Flopzilla).

One of the things I love about Global Poker though is the ease of Paypal. I have done one withdrawl and it was painless, had my money in less than 24 hours and that includes the time it took for the verification. With ACR, I think I would prob use the debit card feature because im a little nervous and confused about getting into the world of bitcoin.

So would love the advice of those of you who have played on both sites. What do you think I should do from your experience? Keep grinding on Global or move to ACR?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:51 PM   #5909
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Hey all. Sorry for this being my first post, I have been lurking for about a month but now have a reason to actually post.

I have been playing on Global Poker for a little over a month, have about 9500 hands accumulated (currently playing at NL20), and my win rate is around 9.8. I have been tracking my results in a spreadsheet.

I am just now starting to take Poker a little more serious than in the past as this is the first time I have played online poker. My goal in the end is to use this as supplemental income when I am ready to retire (im 39 now so I have a long way to go), so I have been doing a ton of learning.

I have recently been looking into ACR because of the fact they have Rakeback rewards, you can use a HUD and Tracker which would make it easier for me when I want to review hands and such (I use Poker Snowie and Flopzilla).

One of the things I love about Global Poker though is the ease of Paypal. I have done one withdrawl and it was painless, had my money in less than 24 hours and that includes the time it took for the verification. With ACR, I think I would prob use the debit card feature because im a little nervous and confused about getting into the world of bitcoin.

So would love the advice of those of you who have played on both sites. What do you think I should do from your experience? Keep grinding on Global or move to ACR?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
ACR will be tougher than Global because it allows all the tracking software and has high rakeback/VIP rewards. Your winrate will go down. You will make some (perhaps all) of that up in rewards, but be aware that the way you make your money will change.

I recommend you learn about bitcoin setup. It's not that hard. There are many guides online if need be. Just remember to use an intermediary wallet between the exchange that you buy/sell bitcoin at and the poker site you deposit too.

Exchange > intermediary wallet > poker site to deposit
Poker site > intermediary wallet > exchange to withdraw

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:10 PM   #5910
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Jul '16

Hello All, **skip below for the question**

It's been a while since I've been on. Nice to see some of the regs still contributing and the site still going strong. Took a break to attempt to start a business w/ someone I wasn't really compatible with. Just turned 30 and I'm going to settle on the fact that I'll most likely be working my current job until retirement. Not a bad gig, pays well in the Dallas Metro.

I love the game of Poker. I'm pretty good at it and get tons of compliments. Math and psychology are my strong points. I'm a student of the game. Willing to read books, play sharks, discuss hands. Whatever it takes! My goal is to supplement my income playing Poker. Hopefully move up limits and be a force to be reckoned with on the tables.

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I've been away from online grinding for a while. I used to play on Bovada before the crash of January 2016. I've since seen it's spun off to Ignition. But now Bovada is back and Ignition is still a thing. Which has more traffic and is Bovada still the one that attracts more whales because of it's sportsbook? I'm also considering ACR because I want online Poker to make me a better Live Player. I'm not too excited about the use of Huds and Poker Trackers. It just makes it a completely different game. I feel the anonymous tables makes a better live player because that's how it's going to be live. I'm willing to buy Huds/Trackers and grind it out on ACR if it helps me improve my game. My goal is to get to a point where I'm playing online maybe 1/2 or 2/5 (whatever limit I'm confident isn't full of bots and collusion) and eventually I want to exclusively be playing 2/5 or 5/10 live. I can drive to Winstar and luckily I fly for free so getting to a casino is no problem. I know there's a lot of work ahead of me and I'm willing to grind hard. I'll most likely start 25NL online with a $500 bankroll and 200NL live with a $4k bankroll.

I normally just used a credit card in the past and cashed out by getting a check from Bovada. I see that Bitcoin is a major thing now. My only worry is the way the Bitcoin exchange Rate fluctuates. Have you guys experienced any problems with that? Example: I buy $300usd worth of Bitcoin. Then I transfer it to the poker site who only gives me $294usd for it. I grind it up to $700usd but cash out and can only sell it for $680usd. Are the exchange rates so drastic that I should worry about it?


I know it's a lot in this post, lots of questions and a backdrop of what I've been up to. Sorry for writing a book. I miss you guys though and it feels great to be back!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:22 AM   #5911
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****************Question:*********************

I've been away from online grinding for a while. I used to play on Bovada before the crash of January 2016. I've since seen it's spun off to Ignition. But now Bovada is back and Ignition is still a thing. Which has more traffic and is Bovada still the one that attracts more whales because of it's sportsbook?
Both Bovada and Ignition are on Pai Wang Luo Network. As such, they share their players and offer the exact same games. It matters not which you choose in that regard.

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My only worry is the way the Bitcoin exchange Rate fluctuates. Have you guys experienced any problems with that? Example: I buy $300usd worth of Bitcoin. Then I transfer it to the poker site who only gives me $294usd for it. I grind it up to $700usd but cash out and can only sell it for $680usd. Are the exchange rates so drastic that I should worry about it?
The exchange rate can also fluctuate in your favor. And if you look at a chart of bitcoin since it's inception, it goes up and to the right...

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Old 09-12-2017, 03:59 PM   #5912
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Both Bovada and Ignition are on Pai Wang Luo Network. As such, they share their players and offer the exact same games. It matters not which you choose in that regard.



The exchange rate can also fluctuate in your favor. And if you look at a chart of bitcoin since it's inception, it goes up and to the right...

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Thanks for your response. So that answers my question on Bovada v Ignition. I'm going to assume that grinding on ACR would make you a better poker player than Bovada.

But:

How would ACR with it's use of huds/trackers make someone a better poker player overall. At a live table, there are no trackers. Or is it, the trackers allow you to plug holes in your own game and that's why it makes you better. I'm curious on what people think about that. It seems that the person would just become dependent on tracker software.

Another question on Bitcoin:

What's the pros and cons of using Bitcoin vs a Credit Card and vice versa.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #5913
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Thanks for your response. So that answers my question on Bovada v Ignition. I'm going to assume that grinding on ACR would make you a better poker player than Bovada.

But:

How would ACR with it's use of huds/trackers make someone a better poker player overall. At a live table, there are no trackers. Or is it, the trackers allow you to plug holes in your own game and that's why it makes you better. I'm curious on what people think about that. It seems that the person would just become dependent on tracker software.

Another question on Bitcoin:

What's the pros and cons of using Bitcoin vs a Credit Card and vice versa.
You nailed it. Plugging your own leaks. But also you can learn a lot about other people's common leaks and if you figure out how to exploit them, you can take that with you anywhere you play.

Bitcoin works 100% of the time. Credit cards are accepted but do not process 100% of the time... more like 55-60% these days. Plus, bitcoin and cyrpto currencies are the hot new thing that may help alter financial and monetary systems for the better.

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:11 PM   #5914
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Jul '16

so CA can play anywhere?
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:23 AM   #5915
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so CA can play anywhere?

At any of the offshore poker sites that accept US players, yes. Not on JokerStars, 888, Party, etc.

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Old 09-16-2017, 10:25 AM   #5916
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Best US Poker Site

Hey! I used to play on the Merge Network (Carbon Gaming) but have found that their traffic in 10NL seems super slow.. two tables every time I come on.

What sites have the best traffic for the micros in the US?
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:12 PM   #5917
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i would be more worried about "what kind of traffic"
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:47 PM   #5918
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Care to elaborate? I'm okay with grinder-ey types & "tough" games. I'm just looking for a place where I don't have to worry about the availability to multi-table micros
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:02 PM   #5919
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ACR Igmition and Global all have plenty of traffic at the 10nl level. ACR offers rakeback if thats something that matters to you.
Hope this helps
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:31 PM   #5920
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ACR has very good traffic in micros. At least 6 tables at any time (10NL) and you will find more than 25 at peak hours.
If you're OK with harder competition and can make it up by rake and rewards, ACR (WPN) is a good option for you imo.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:01 PM   #5921
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Best site to play on living in NY?

My first ever post on here. sorry if this has been answered but I can't seemed to find the info I'm looking for

Any recs as to which site I should use to play low stakes NLHE tournaments ? Local card room has a min buy in of $75, and while I have cashed 2/4 of the tourneys I've played I'd like to be able to play some lower stakes online here in NY.

And recs are appreciated

Thanks, - Any2
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #5922
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Didn't want to bother reading entire thread, but could someone please comment as to what is the best BTC poker site that doesn't have country restrictions.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:34 PM   #5923
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:45 PM   #5924
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USA Fixed Limit Holdem

This is my first post!

I've played a lot of brick and motor limit hold’em. I want to start playing online again. Are there any USA facing sites that have consistent limit hold’em games? I would like to play anywhere from 50c/1$ to 5$/10$ online. I live in the USA, but not in a state with online poker.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:57 PM   #5925
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Unfortunately no, LHE is a dead game online. A few sites offer it but it never runs. The only way you can get any limit action is in a mixed game really
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