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Old 01-09-2019, 06:12 PM   #3901
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LOL is everything illegal in australia? obv just kidding but man, it seems like your gov't has you by the balls and chain and the citizens are just the dogs.

actually its pretty depressing. it ****s my mind to know places like this can exist.


i hope you guys **** them to death legally and win online poker back. the system is clearly broken but good luck.
how can people be this **** dumb? it is not against the law to eat while driving. It is (as it is in basically every country with laws) illegal to drive while distracted, if that distraction is eating, using cell phone, putting on makeup, turning around to do something in the back seat, etc. anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road. If a cop sees this happen they will obv pull you over - as they would in the US or any other (non third world) country. If you are looking at the road while eating a snickers bar you will not be pulled over/fined.

As for Leyonhjelm the guy is obv a pos but seemed he was leading the charge for regulation, hope we can still get something this year.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:52 AM   #3902
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I suppose it's time to put back the "dust on our dancing shoes"
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:17 AM   #3903
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LOL is everything illegal in australia? obv just kidding but man, it seems like your gov't has you by the balls and chain and the citizens are just the dogs.

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Of all the places i visited straya was the closest to a "police state" for me.

Everything fun is either forbidden or ridic expensive
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:56 PM   #3904
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I suppose it's time to put back the "dust on our dancing shoes"
hard to tell. We should await the quarterly update.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:06 PM   #3905
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Of all the places i visited straya was the closest to a "police state" for me.

Everything fun is either forbidden or ridic expensive
No real reason for the former and it has only really been a recent phenomenon (like last 10 to 15 years). Civil liability laws have had a lot to do with it.

As for the latter well it is only expensive given we have some of the world's highest salaries here and property prices.

For these reasons alone it seems silly that the online poker operators aren't doing more to try to get themselves licensed to operate here. Together with Russia (and the US - can't leave them out) I would have to say Australia would be the next most lucrative country on a per person capita.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:14 PM   #3906
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i lost my license for 6 months for 1 excessive speeding offence

however, pokies and other things that completely destroy lives (i've seen this first hand with a friend who was literally 20yrs old) are rampant everywhere and nothing is done because they generate so much revenue for the government

aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:03 AM   #3907
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Mayaswell just burn the dancing shoes. Don't want to be a hoarder
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #3908
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i lost my license for 6 months for 1 excessive speeding offence

however, pokies and other things that completely destroy lives (i've seen this first hand with a friend who was literally 20yrs old) are rampant everywhere and nothing is done because they generate so much revenue for the government

aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.


Excessive speeding can kill people and you deserved to lose your license.

Pokies are a plague on our society. Sorry about your friend

Aus is not a nanny state albeit I hate the NSW lockout laws and of course the online poker bull**** but plenty of countries have **** laws
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:28 AM   #3909
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Excessive speeding can kill people and you deserved to lose your license.

Pokies are a plague on our society. Sorry about your friend

Aus is not a nanny state albeit I hate the NSW lockout laws and of course the online poker bull**** but plenty of countries have **** laws
one speeding offence shouldn't be loss of license, but that's besides the point. the hypocrisy is.

can't really think of a country with ****ter laws than aus tbh. in japan u can literally do whatever u want behind the wheel, drink in public, not have the gov lowkey tax u by getting u addicted to slot machines. aus culture is just ****
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #3910
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...aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.
yep
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #3911
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one speeding offence shouldn't be loss of license, but that's besides the point. the hypocrisy is.

can't really think of a country with ****ter laws than aus tbh. in japan u can literally do whatever u want behind the wheel, drink in public, not have the gov lowkey tax u by getting u addicted to slot machines. aus culture is just ****
Depends on how extreme the offence was and what license you have. A full license driver doing 5 km/h over is no where near as bad as a p plater doing 30 over - how fast were you going and what license were you on?

Also, you only get addicted to pokies if you choose to. You could say the same thing about cigarettes, in reality they're only legal because they can tax the **** out of it, that's the same in a lot of countries, not their fault I smoke though - can't blame the gov for everything, you need to take some personal responsibility at some point
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:02 AM   #3912
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http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/...k-online-poker

Looks like it’s time to act. Joey, can you please provide us with an update.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:42 AM   #3913
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meh nevermind, post deleted
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:22 AM   #3914
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http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/...k-online-poker

Looks like itís time to act. Joey, can you please provide us with an update.
This isn't good news. This is the AOPA raising the white flag with the current government and with a prospective labor government our chances of regulating poker is even worse.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:11 AM   #3915
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Every time I see a new post on this thread I get excited, (ambitious hopefulness) and then as usual devastated and disappointed again.

Last years comments of "take the dust off our dancing shoes" was basically saying we're home, but once again to no avail. That's the last time I'll believe any comment like that again, it's happened to many times.

Well let's do as the article says, and lobby your member. I do and continue to do, so if you're not then please do.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:44 AM   #3916
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This isn't good news. This is the AOPA raising the white flag with the current government and with a prospective labor government our chances of regulating poker is even worse.
100%. Anyone who thinks a socialist minded government is going to give a f*Uk about individual freedom is kidding themselves. Sadly Bill would actually need to tax revenue, but wouldn't dare step against his radical left (i.e f**king idiot) base.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:08 PM   #3917
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There's a win win solution. Government runs a poker site straight from Canberra.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:30 PM   #3918
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There's a win win solution. Government runs a poker site straight from Canberra.


Real talk, they should franchise Crown to run it. Been down for AM and the room is incredibly well run.

Giant rake is obviously the issue but outside of that, itís the best run room of all the ones round the world Iíve played in
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:53 AM   #3919
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i was right that this was done deliberately and they have no intention of allowing it back.this was done for there pleasure(masterbation)kuruption.we do not have a democracy anymore so there is only one option to do with these lib/nat like enfield dutton abbott etc MAKE THEM ALL HISTORY LIKE THE DINOSAURS.
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:03 PM   #3920
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There's a win win solution. Government runs a poker site straight from Canberra.
That's bascially what happened in the US with my state. Now we have the state lottery running a poker site that is a monopoly and it just sucks. I have this regulated option for online poker and I still play on unregulated sites. The same thing is happening with medical weed, 2 retired cops own the only dispensaries around and it's a **** show where they always run out of products. I know people with real medical problems and instead of dealing with 2nd rate weed stores they go thru the black market.


Basically if the govt runs an operation it's probably gonna suck. There is a reason why the US govt is hiring mercenaries when they can in war, even the military is a suckfest and probably just eats up too much funds next to a private business military operation.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:16 PM   #3921
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Every time I see a new post on this thread I get excited, (ambitious hopefulness) and then as usual devastated and disappointed again.

Last years comments of "take the dust off our dancing shoes" was basically saying we're home, but once again to no avail. That's the last time I'll believe any comment like that again, it's happened to many times.

Well let's do as the article says, and lobby your member. I do and continue to do, so if you're not then please do.
Basically exactly what I said in my last post in here. Everyone was fine to sit around and do nothing thinking someone else will take care of it, well now the opportunity to strike while the iron was hot has passed.

Writing your local member and local opposition is the absolute bare minimum any Australian poker player should be doing.

Candidates here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candid...deral_election

Get writing!
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:50 PM   #3922
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ive written to enfield and shorten and its pointless rubbish.ive written to healthy minister MISS GREG KUNT and he pretended i didnt.there is no democracy.aust has become the world leader in revenue raising and a police nanny countrie.the australian media are fairies who ride unicorns there pathetic puppets
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:59 PM   #3923
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the sad state of affairs is the only way to expose these kurupt deliberate lib/nats is to fully threaten them to the stage it is a major news story.I REPEAT THEY DELIBERATELY BANNED ONLINE POKER CASINOS AND NZ TAB AND NO CANNABIS WHILE THE LIB/NAT NSW STATE GOVT GROWS IN SECRET DRUG LAB OVER 1 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF OPIUMS..TO KILL EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD WITH THEIR BAD PAIN MEDICINE which will kill you
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:06 AM   #3924
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in trot racing stablemates team drive,ONE RUNS COVER TO PROTECT THE OTHER.its seems to me this is happening with joe and poker alliance.THIS IS STOPPING US GETTING MORE ANGRY AND ACTUALLY TAKING MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS!
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:01 AM   #3925
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This would be a huge policy win for Joey if it passed and would help his political career not hurt it if a lobbying group he leads successfully passes good legislation. I'm disappointed to not have had any updates recently either though I'll ask him to post an update

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