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US players still banned from PSO freerolls? - Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Been gone since black friday with no desire to move abroad. As a US player am I still banned from playing the the PSO league tourneys?
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Hi xBearz!

The US players cannot play in any tourney that awards prizes or tickets. All that we can play are play money tourneys without prizes.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:55 PM
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that's what i was afraid of. Guess I'll have to keep waiting.
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Hi Bearz,

Unfortunately that's the case for the time being, yes. (Because the freeroll league has real money prizes attached).

However there are great activities here for the US members! First of all join the PSO Community Home Game Club US members can't play any real money games there of course, but in the club we run play money games so that all the members, including US, can play together. It's different than random play money games in that it's all school members and the competition is always trying their best. We recently ran a tournament series to mirror the Olympics, with both a real money series of events AND a similar play money schedule within the home game club, it was great fun (you can read about it Here. The top of the points leaderboard was a US member, !!!111Dan.
There are also other member run clubs that run PM games for the US members, pm effsea about the Tank for a great one.

Also US members are allowed to attend all of the Live Training as well as check out the training video library.


The climate is changing in the US, although nothing is guaranteed, the odds seem in our favor to be back playing on PokerStars for real money one day (c'mon US Gov get on with it already!)... until that happens though, there is still a lot of fun and practice to be had here.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the home game. I'll check it out. This play money free roll I'm in is a joke. It's bingo with at least 3 players per hand going all in with ATC. Right now there have been 7.5 rebuys for every player entered.
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Hey xBearz!

I've been playing the 2110 buy-in 45 man tourneys under the sng tab then play money..... they're similar to the quarter 45's.... a bit lighter, but not much.

Rebuys are crazy anyway, I could only imagine how bad the play in a play money one would be.

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Fri Aug 17, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Will say the same thing about the 27-player $2,110 games. You'll find the quality of play is a bit better than the $320. Many of the players are quite serious about their play.

Never even thought of the home games, hedgehog is so stupid.

As to when we Americans will be playing again for cash, Moxie and I are on different extrems. He thinks January 2013 when the elections are over. I'm saying no less than five more years since criminal cases take so long to resolve. Either way, it's a bummer.
 
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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Will say the same thing about the 27-player $2,110 games. You'll find the quality of play is a bit better than the $320. Many of the players are quite serious about their play.

Never even thought of the home games, hedgehog is so stupid.

As to when we Americans will be playing again for cash, Moxie and I are on different extrems. He thinks January 2013 when the elections are over. I'm saying no less than five more years since criminal cases take so long to resolve. Either way, it's a bummer.

Not sure where you get the idea I've ever specifically predicted January 2013 from Cairn. Personally I'm beginning to think it may be a more fluid process than that,at least at the outset. And I think the states are quite likely to be the drivers in that process.

Nevada and Delaware,to name 2,have already passed legislation to make online gambling (including poker) legal for residents of their states.The District of Columbia has taken this path as well. Maryland considered online gambling for our table games in casinos bill and though the online aspect will not be in the final piece of legislation Maryland is also very much interested in being able to sell lottery tickets online. I'm thinking that is when online gaming gets an even better shot as I don't think the state will want to lose the possibility of allowing something they really want (online lottery sales) to prevent something they're pretty much ambivalent about either way (online gaming). Either way Maryland,like most other states,has no law in place that specifically outlaws online gambling either (like Washington state currently has).

With states appearing to be ready to move forward with this on their own hook that will leave the feds with 2 choices---to try and go to court to prevent this or to set up a federal structure that includes all the states so they can get their piece of the pie.

And I personally predict it will be the later for a simple reason---or more accurately 731 MILLION reasons. That's the amount,in dollars,that Stars and the DOJ settled on recently. Better than 3/4's of a BILLION dollars. More than the recent Wells Fargo settlement with the feds. When you start throwing hundreds of millions around---in DC they call that REAL MONEY. And if you think an online poker company having enough jack to be able to settle with the feds for more than one of the worlds largest banking institutions did is lost on the pols in DC then you're nuts.

As to your constant wet blanketing on our online futures here and the theme that runs through your pessimism every time Cairn,that being the snail's pace of our court system--remember one thing I HAVE predicted form day one back in April 2011 was that this case would never see the inside of a courtroom. I was right as it turns out.

I'm confused as to why you're still bringing up the criminal case Cairn. IT'S OVER. They settled. There is NO criminal case anymore and indeed 2 huge stipulations that Stars got the DOJ to agree to were---A: Stars admitted NO wrong doing and B: Stars and Full Tilt (now the property of Stars) will both be able to apply for licenses in the US market.

Common man,you commented in the thread on the settlement for Pete's sake,hedgehog.

The criminal aspect of this process is over.

Done.

Finis.

Last edited by Moxie Pip; Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 02:14 PM..
 

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