Calling All Poker Players

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Some of my best nights during this quarantine have been spent burning cash in online poker. I'd like to continue this crippling habit, since quarantine is an unprecedented opportunity to develop habits.

Comment below if interested in WSO poker tonight.

Game would be tonight around 8 CT with at least a $25 buy-in. We all venmo a middle man the buy-in. No need to worry about anonymity, transactions on Venmo can be made private. Game would be done through PokerNow, super easy platform. You can cash out your $$$ whenever you want.

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Apr 14, 2020

in

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Apr 14, 2020

I thought online poker for real money was illegal? Or did the law change? And is this site safe?

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Apr 14, 2020

We'll raincheck for maybe tomorrow and see if we can get more interest. The site is safe, it's all play money.

As far as legality, I don't know for sure but I know an abundance of people who do this very thing all the time (esp with quarantine going on) and none have issues.

Funniest
Apr 14, 2020

$25 poker is illegal like jaywalking is illegal. Don't be a pussy.

This is a great idea, I'm in for the next one

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Apr 14, 2020

gotta pump those numbers up $1million buy in

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Apr 14, 2020

I'm in for tomorrow boys

Array

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Apr 14, 2020

I'm in

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Apr 14, 2020

Im in

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Apr 14, 2020

See if you guys can do HomeGames for play money in the US on pokerstars? We play HomeGames here with friends all the time (for real money on site through pokerstars in Canada) God...I miss those days were online poker was legal for the US. If you want a cool story to read about how it all collapsed, search "Black Friday in the poker world". come to think of it, Actually happened on April 15th 2011. Crazy times man

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Apr 15, 2020
Small Cape Valeyou:

I miss those days were online poker was legal for the US

Online poker is legal in the US (except Washington state). Some major sites:

Americas Cardroom (good)
Carbon Poker (good)
Ignition
Bovada
888 (NJ) (and Delaware, Nevada)
BlackChip
PokerStars NJ PA
BetOnline
Intertops (sucks)

I think Americas Cardroom has the highest volume in the US.

https://www.gamingtheodds.com/us-online-poker
Black Friday

Did the events of Black Friday make online poker illegal?

"In 2011, an estimated 2 million Americans played online poker for money on a regular basis. On Friday, April 15, 2011, The Justice Department eliminated most of this play when it shut down the three most trafficked poker sites (Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, and the Cereus Network) with charges of money laundering and fraud. The US government contended that the companies had violated UIGEA, but the poker companies operated under the understanding that online poker wasn't illegal and therefore didn't constitute a violation of the act.

The Department of Justice not only seized control of the websites for the three companies, they also froze the assets in 76 bank accounts in 14 countries. Both civil and criminal charges were filed. In July, 2012, the U.S. government dismissed "with prejudice" the civil complaints, but not the criminal indictments. PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker settled without admitting wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, PokerStars bought Full Tilt Poker.

No, the events of Black Friday didn't make online poker illegal, but they had a chilling effect on the actual play. The industry still hasn't recovered, but there are reasons to be optimistic."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 14, 2020

Great idea - put me in the game coach.

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Apr 15, 2020

I'm in

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Apr 15, 2020

@CRE_Friar @Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas @monkeyshitter69 @Tugg Speedman @Tugg Speedman @PWM Hopeful @NorthernAmerican

Game will start tonight @8 pm CT.

I can be the middleman as @AndyLouis knows me outside WSO. Otherwise, we can get a certified user to do it.

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Apr 15, 2020

I'm just curious, but what blinds are you going to do? How has this not even been mentioned - lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 15, 2020

Good catch, .25 small blind .50 big blind

Apr 15, 2020

Sorry fellas, gotta back out, something came up (Valorant beta lol). I would love to play another time though and looks like yall have enough heads for a good table. Please update the thread with the turnout, would like to know how it goes!

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Apr 15, 2020

Pretty good $50K going on right now at Americas Cardroom - $16.50 buy in.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 15, 2020

@CRE_Friar @Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas @monkeyshitter69 @Tugg Speedman @Tugg Speedman @PWM Hopeful @NorthernAmerican

Daily limit of PMs has been reached, so all messages will now be posted here.

Shoot me $25 at "WSOPoker" (name:WheyOf Life) on Venmo. Transactions will be private (only you and I can see them) and winnings will be doled out at the end. We will be playing on PokerNow at 8 pm CT tonight. In the Venmo Transaction, make sure to put the username you plan on playing with in the description. Choose something slightly different from your WSO username (could be as simple as appending a number at the end) so that some troll can't click on the link and get in with your name. This way I'll know to accept you into the lobby when the time comes.

Keep an eye on this thread, I'll be sending out a link to the lobby around 7:50 pm CT.

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Apr 15, 2020

Thank you for organizing. Unfortunately can't make it tonight. Good luck to everyone and hope to join the next one

Apr 15, 2020

All good, unless the rest of you really want to play tonight let's go ahead and raincheck for another night. Sometime next week most likely. I'll tag you all a few days from now and we'll see if a week from now-ish works.

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Apr 15, 2020

weekend maybe. I'm free whenever

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Apr 15, 2020

I'm down to play. If we're bailing when 2 players drop we'll never start a game.

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Apr 16, 2020

Grinding the micro $3.30 tonight. 1479 entrants - down to 5. I'm in 4th currently.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 16, 2020

If you're not first, you're last...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 16, 2020

awesome

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Apr 17, 2020

SB'd brooooo this is nuts

thots & prayers

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Apr 16, 2020

Might've seen this a bit late but I'd love to get in on this

Don't @ me

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Apr 16, 2020

Great idea, would love to play in the next one!

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Apr 16, 2020

So how'd it go? Who's the big winner?

Edit: NVM, now seeing the rain check post. Hope to join!

Apr 16, 2020

Down for a lil WSO poker. I've got 2 solid groups I play with if any of y'all wanna join or just start new group in here.

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Apr 17, 2020

I'm in for the next one.

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Apr 17, 2020

in.

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Apr 17, 2020

Love to see the newcomers. Let's get a game going today at 6 pm CT, $25 buy-in with .25/.50 blinds. Confirm below if you're down.

@CRE_Friar @Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas @monkeyshitter69 @Tugg Speedman @Tugg Speedman @PWM Hopeful @NorthernAmerican @Bert_Breakfast @Isaiah_53_5 @Invalid_CREdentials @ChicagoPizza @Phat Nuts @Nuwanda @sd9789

Apr 17, 2020

Put me in the game coach

Apr 17, 2020

Excellent. I have 2 friends who want in as well so we only need a couple more

Edit: let's shoot for 7 pm ct though

Apr 17, 2020

I'm in!

"It's only illegal if you take a rake" - Molly's Game

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Apr 17, 2020

We only have 4 so we'll have to postpone. Poss sometime this wknd

Apr 18, 2020

this still happening today and after? If so I'm in

Financial Data Science

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Apr 19, 2020

I'm in

Array

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Apr 19, 2020

McKinsey, Bain, BCG - Where's my MBB consulting fee?

Apr 19, 2020

Absolutely down, let me know what time if you guys do it again.

Array

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Apr 19, 2020

I was grinding on a $50K and $40K GTD today (America's Cardroom) with this dude on both tables:

https://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/bfizz11/
He didn't do that well and I was also watching him on Twitch and thought his game was kind of weak.

But, he has pretty good stats at $3,739,345 total online winnings. Not bad, bro. I cashed in one event but had to join another $15K after that. Still in the $15K with a $2.4K 1st prize, but just trying to cash at the moment and starting up some Jack and Cokes ...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 19, 2020

If I could just live off playing tourney poker, I would - lol - I tried in 2015... its just tough not to get burned out - balance in life is key.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 26, 2020

I have a standing group going. Small stakes. DM for details.

Jun 7, 2020

I like the poker app. What about you? I used to play online poker and sometimes visit poker clubs. I spent a lot of money and time. My family suffered a lot. I wanted to stop, but I couldn't. But recently I found an alternative, this is a poker app score88poker.bid. Minimum investment and maximum win. I'm happy, and you can try it too!

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Jun 7, 2020

Thank you lot this offer, i'm in!

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Jun 21, 2020

Currently on the America's Cardroom $50K ($16.50) and the $25K ($6.60) and getting on the $40K ($16.50) at 3pm.

That's $115K in prize money for under $40 bucks buy-in ... calling all poker players ... lezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz gooooooooooooo

Showwww me the money

https://i.imgur.com/atAzWNp.gif

Yes, you can buy in using a credit card. Cash out in bitcoin.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jun 21, 2020

Current standings:

$50K: 71 of 774

$40K: 51 of 384

$25K: 568 of 987

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 4, 2020

Just a promo thread - for Venom. There is a $7,000,000 GTD poker tournament coming up at the end of the month.

The entry fee to play is $2,500 + $150

However, you can try to play for free by entering a freeroll on Americas Cardroom giving you a $1.40 ticket. Then you enter the Venom Level 3 for $1.40. If you win, you get bumped up to play Venom Level 4 for $4.00. If you win there, Venom Level 5 is $12, Level 6, $32, Level 7 $95, Level 8 $290, Level 9 $880 and then if you win Level 9, you get a ticket to play the $7M for $2,650. If you win each level, you can get a ticket for free. They have freerolls for the $1.40 ticket every few hours.

Shuffle and deal, my friends. Lettttssss gooooo!!!!

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 4, 2020

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 4, 2020

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 22, 2020

Yes today is poker day like many other days. I'm doing terrible so far but in 59 of 557 in a $50K and 78 of 275 in a $3K.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020

Poker is hard bro - trying to be patient and having some drinks in the $40K tonight - Americas Cardroom 181 of 683 left (2053 entrants).

Vodka is like water.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020

anddd I just got aces - full value - niccceeee

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020

I'm 68 of 187 left of 2461 entrants in the $40K tonight but just so sleepy.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020

dude, I'm really good at poker and vodka

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020

dude honestly forreal im 59 of 437 left out of 1448 entrants in the $40K tonight and so deep in greyhounds and just crushing it -

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020

dude I'm honestly a better drunk player - I might start drinking live

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 2, 2020

I seem to be the only one holding on to this thread - but its ok....

because $100,000.00 Guaranteed for $16.50 buy in starting at 2pm whoooaaaaa yeahhh buddy / 8 max

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 5, 2020
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 5, 2020
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee