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Old 07-06-2018, 03:47 PM   #6301
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Re: Which USA based site has the most traffic?

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Same here... I am having the most difficult time withdrawing funds. I'm able to play, but the withdrawal options page hangs on load. The reason, according to support, is that they're waiting to validate my info or I haven't sent them the photo copies they requested. Sent them all information they asked for 3 times - it's been 2 weeks.

I've come to the conclusion that I will not see that money.

What a ****en scam.
I had the same thing happen to me (at WPN). I had to go to live chat and send my information while in the chat and get verified in real-time, even then they couldn't figure out why my withdrawal page was hanging. They tried to get me to install the latest version of java and flash, no dice, and then they were like, n/m I fixed something over here, and then I was able to withdraw. Took about 20 minutes or so to get it sorted out.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:01 PM   #6302
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Banning winning players does suck. However, to be fair, there are quite a few who weren't banned, just table restricted. Hence, they're still supplementing their play at other sites on Merge. Mercy!


But your Honor, please consider all the people I didnít rob.

Convicted burglar asking not to be judged only on the people he robbed, but on the people he didnít rob.

Sort of like judging Merge on the winning players they didnít ban.

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Old 07-07-2018, 07:19 AM   #6303
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Re: Unofficial Bodog/Bovada/Ignition Thread

Does anyone know if Bovada, Ignition, or Bodog accept players from NY state? I know ignition was not letting me last year but I thought I heard it changed. I did just try to sign up for Bovada and it seems like Iím blocked because of my location, but maybe Ignition is different now.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:04 AM   #6304
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

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But your Honor, please consider all the people I didnít rob.

Convicted burglar asking not to be judged only on the people he robbed, but on the people he didnít rob.

Sort of like judging Merge on the winning players they didnít ban.
I'm good with that. Rec oriented site now. Their choice. Plenty of bells and whistles at other sites. Still best U.S. facing site software and soft fields.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:10 PM   #6305
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

Hey guys,

is there any development in the US in terms of something similar like zoom games? Ignition is the only one but is anonymous right?

Are the zoom games on Ignition beatable or overwhelmed with regs?

Whats the best platform for NL100 cash games at the moment?

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Old 07-12-2018, 05:10 AM   #6306
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

Hey Benjo,

Ignition/Bovada is the only network available to players from the US where they have decent traffic in their Fast Fold variant(Zone). BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag does offer non-anonymous Fast Fold(Boost), but it only runs at 10nl currently.

I haven't played Zone lately, but unless the player pool changed drastically I do believe the games should still be beatable. Because it's the middle of Summer the games may have slightly less recs than most times during the year. I'm not sure how you could accurately gauge that in anonymous games.

The 4 main networks for online US cash games would be:
Ignition/Bovada

BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag

Global Poker

Winning Poker Network(ACR, Black Chip, True)

I think Ignition/Bovada has the most traffic. I hate their software so you'll find me at BetOnline which has good software and a nice mix of recs and regs. Global Poker has a good amount of recs, but high rake, no tracking and recently lost PayPal as a deposit and withdrawal method. WPN has the most regs, but they offer rakeback and some of the best rewards for high volume players.

Different people prefer different things so I can't say definitively what's the best platform for you. Plenty of players out there play at multiple sites. Try them out and see what you like.

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:39 AM   #6307
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:55 AM   #6308
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Ain't no way in hell I'm a disappoint you, except for what I'm about to say. Merge cash games suck from the point of low volume, the repeated reports of bots, and, of course the past banning/table restriction of winning players. Outside of that, all is well. Have a good day.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #6309
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

Thanks for your honesty. I hope you enjoy your day just as well!
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:12 PM   #6310
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You're welcome. As always, the truth is the light.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:15 AM   #6311
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Thanks for your diligent response. I tried global and it seems pretty soft. May I ask why you prefer BOL over Global?

BTW: You got a private message regarding global :-)
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:59 AM   #6312
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

I actually don't have any new private message notifications. I'm not sure if you have that feature enabled for your account with your low post count or if you sent it to someone else. Contact a mod if you can't pm yet. They may be able to help you out.

As far as my preference for BetOnline over the rest...

-I really like the software. I've had less major issues there than probably any site I've ever played at regularly and I've played online for over a decade now.

-I hate anonymous games. It requires you to trust the network to weed out the cheaters and not cheat themselves. History has shown us why this is a bad idea.

-Even moreso I hate Ignition/Bovadas client that often has annoying little bugs and looks really outdated. You can't even chat.

-I like being able to track mine and my opponents' long-term history. I enjoy the metagame against players I have a history with. Even more importantly it allows me to weed out the cheaters/bots easily.

-I've seen BOL boot out a good amount of cheaters/bots over the last few months.

-The games are plenty soft for me to profit.

-Global doesn't allow commercial database tracking, but how can we be certain they're stopping people from using custom built trackers for private use?

-I believe Global has the highest rake of all of the sites I mentioned.

-I'm not entirely confident Global will remain as soft with the loss of Paypal.

-I've never felt fully comfortable with their sweepstakes loophole and them only having one transaction method. At least Paypal was nice where you could get money on and off quickly, but it was never a good thing to have only one way to get your money out.

I like making money playing poker just like the next guy, but I also want to enjoy my time playing and know if I'm playing with a cheater. At BetOnline I enjoy my time and when someone's cheating I'm pretty quickly aware of it and able to properly report it. Lots of traffic and soft games only mean so much when you're not enjoying it. It's not a perfect network by any means. I've bitched about numerous things in their unofficial thread over the last 2 years, but in my eyes they beat the alternatives in many areas and it's a good place to play overall.

This is just my opinion and I believe everyone should try out all of the sites to see what they prefer best.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:42 AM   #6313
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

Really appreciated! I will try BOL as I'm in the same boat related to enjoying games and long term tracking and hate anonymous tables as well :-)

Will jump right into NL100 and see how it goes...
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:11 AM   #6314
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

You're welcome and best of luck!
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:31 PM   #6315
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

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Really appreciated! I will try BOL as I'm in the same boat related to enjoying games and long term tracking and hate anonymous tables as well :-)

Will jump right into NL100 and see how it goes...

It appears you do not have much online experience. I would recommend that you not jump directly into 100NL if you value your money. Online games are tougher than live games. If you can beat 500NL live at a good clip, maybe try 100NL, but even then, I'd recommend starting at 50NL to cut your financial risk in half while simultaneously acclimating to online games.

Remember, each site plays/feels differently (not due to RNG **** like the rigtards say, but because of player pool differences).

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Old 07-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #6316
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

I disagree. The Bad Beat Jackpot tables start at 100nl and the jackpot is over 500k. I think all amateurs should make their way to the 100nl tables on the Chico Network and they should soon consider the 200nl tables as well, but not yet.
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Old Today, 11:37 AM   #6317
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

I'm currently located in Texas. I was able to play some ACR yesterday and they had some nice guarantees. What other US based sites have the best MTT schedule w/ solid guarantees? Thanks in advance.
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Old Today, 03:38 PM   #6318
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Re: Where can US players play? - First post updated Mar '18

Any suggestions for Pennsylvania? I'm looking at maybe just one reputable site with the intention of playing MTTs with a small bankroll of maybe $100 initial deposit, if not less.

Would it be possible to freeroll my way to a bankroll?
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