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Old 07-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #6301
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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   #6302
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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   #6303
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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   #6304
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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-Even moreso I hate Ignition/Bovadas client that often has annoying little bugs and looks really outdated.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   #6305
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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...
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:11 AM   #6306
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You're welcome and best of luck!
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:31 PM   #6307
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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   #6308
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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 07-16-2018, 11:37 AM   #6309
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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 07-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #6310
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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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Old 07-17-2018, 06:53 AM   #6311
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After WPN(ACR, Black Chip, True) I believe most consider Ignition/Bovada to have the next best MTTs available to US residents.

All of the sites that have any decent amount of traffic offer some MTTs. You may actually find some good ones at BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag, Global Poker, Intertops/Juicy Stakes, and even at Carbon.

I don't believe any of these sites restrict Texas or Pennsylvania, but I would check if anything changed at these sites regarding Pennsylvania first due to the new legislation in that state.

Most of these sites offer a New Player Freeroll and other additional freerolls all at varying frequencies. With a little effort I'm sure you could at least score a few bucks.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:36 AM   #6312
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After WPN(ACR, Black Chip, True) I believe most consider Ignition/Bovada to have the next best MTTs available to US residents.

All of the sites that have any decent amount of traffic offer some MTTs. You may actually find some good ones at BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag, Global Poker, Intertops/Juicy Stakes, and even at Carbon.

I don't believe any of these sites restrict Texas or Pennsylvania, but I would check if anything changed at these sites regarding Pennsylvania first due to the new legislation in that state.

Most of these sites offer a New Player Freeroll and other additional freerolls all at varying frequencies. With a little effort I'm sure you could at least score a few bucks.
I saw somewhere that ACR was not recommended due to some cheating or something. Am I thinking correctly or is it something else?

Also, is it possible to sign up and wait for the freerolls without deposting any money or do you have to deposit to play?
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:45 AM   #6313
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I saw somewhere that ACR was not recommended due to some cheating or something. Am I thinking correctly or is it something else?

Also, is it possible to sign up and wait for the freerolls without deposting any money or do you have to deposit to play?
There is a varying amount of cheating taking place at almost every site when it comes to collusion, bots, etc. MTTs are likely the safest form of poker to avoid being affected by it. I primarily play cash games and not MTTs, but if I were to play MTTs regularly I'd certainly consider the WPN sites first. Their main issue regarding an "MTT loophole" where people late regged and stalled their way into the money has been patched.

I think it is possible to sign up at some of the sites and just hop in the freerolls, but I think most sites will require you to make a deposit before you can withdraw anything.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:58 AM   #6314
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It's clear every one of these sites are sketchy as bone, and should be treated as fun only. Anyone treating this money as real is a bit of a rube, it seems. They are clearly making it very difficult to remove your cash
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #6315
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It's clear every one of these sites are sketchy as bone, and should be treated as fun only. Anyone treating this money as real is a bit of a rube, it seems. They are clearly making it very difficult to remove your cash
Shazamm! Carbon was listed as an afterthought among those sites. I've cashed out close to 40K from there over the years. And I'm just a small fish. So much for them making it difficult to remove your cash. Congrats on your graduation from the school of donald trump.

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Old 07-17-2018, 11:25 AM   #6316
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It's clear every one of these sites are sketchy as bone, and should be treated as fun only. Anyone treating this money as real is a bit of a rube, it seems. They are clearly making it very difficult to remove your cash
That is just not true. If you have your information up-to-date with these sites and you use cryptocurrency you can expect to receive your funds in your wallet within 24-48hrs most times. Getting money on and off is not a big hurdle these days. Take a look at the Deposit/Withdrawal threads for these sites, people are getting their money.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:35 AM   #6317
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After WPN(ACR, Black Chip, True) I believe most consider Ignition/Bovada to have the next best MTTs available to US residents.

All of the sites that have any decent amount of traffic offer some MTTs. You may actually find some good ones at BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag, Global Poker, Intertops/Juicy Stakes, and even at Carbon.

I don't believe any of these sites restrict Texas or Pennsylvania, but I would check if anything changed at these sites regarding Pennsylvania first due to the new legislation in that state.

Most of these sites offer a New Player Freeroll and other additional freerolls all at varying frequencies. With a little effort I'm sure you could at least score a few bucks.
Thanks for your work in this thread and the response!
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:19 PM   #6318
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Thanks for your work in this thread and the response!
I'm glad I could help!
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:42 PM   #6319
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Where is the softest action at these days ?

Thanks for any advice thinking to put some cash on ...thanks
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:02 PM   #6320
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to 'MCAChiTown'
B4 I download the software, or do anything on BetOnline;
does the site have plo games running;
is there a rakeback deal available;
thanks in advance, konoki;
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:45 PM   #6321
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Re: Where is the softest action at these days ?

You need to provide some information bud. Where are you located? What game type and stakes do you play?
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #6322
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They do have PLO, but it doesn't always get the most traffic. At peak hours you can definitely play multiple tables. If you are looking for more PLO traffic you may wish to consider Bovada/Ignition or one of the WPN sites.

You won't find rakeback for BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag in this forum. There's actually a Rakeback Request Form you can find in the Internet Poker forum here. That is the only place where we can request rakeback and, unfortunately, the Chico Network sites are not a participating member here.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:20 PM   #6323
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Re: Where is the softest action at these days ?

Betonline at 25NL is incredibly soft. It’s not hard to find 6 good tables from late afternoon on with at least 2 big fish per table. I haven’t checked out other limits yet.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:07 PM   #6324
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Re: Where is the softest action at these days ?

China or India, according to the people that play on the apps with opponents from those countries.

If you want to play on sites that are fully licenced/regulated in Europe/Canada, there's not a great deal between them all. You generally either get soft games with clunky software, high rake and low rewards, or tough games with better rakeback, meaning that no site really stands out as "most profitable". All that said, I find Unibet to considerably softer than the top 5 sites/networks.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:15 PM   #6325
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How is global poker ignition and bet online which is best and why ? Like to hear some comments on the 3 thanks
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