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US Real Money Poker - Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:03 PM
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I wish PokerStars was open for real money play in US. It soudns like that may be a possibility in the near future.

Until then, where do I play real money online NLHE? **deleted name of competing poker site per TOS JWK24**

Thanks for advice.

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:22 PM
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If you want to find a place, I'm sure some of the members can suggest a few via PM. Think there's a rule against promoting sites other than this in the forum.

Another way is to just punch in "poker" into your internet search engine. Then go down the sites that allow Americans. There's a good number of them.

Before you invest your money, check out the site's game selection and lurk. I found some tourneys can take hours to reach the minimum number of players. Others have game styles you might not enjoy, such as rebuys or turbo games only. Ring games are haunted by the site's pros who feed on newbies.

You'll not find better here, assuming we Americans ever do get back into cash here.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Beware of some of the sites that serve US players.

Quite a few have a pretty bad record of paying out funds in a timely manner because they are having to use alternative methods than would be ideal ie. they cant do anything that would get them into trouble with the government.

I'll not name them but there are lots of stories about certain sites being in difficulties if you look around for the information.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:49 PM
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They might be slow but they still pay out. My buddy is a highroller and he has cashed out on the big 3 **deleted competing sites per TOS JWK24**. Limits on amounts and tricky ways to send the money coupled with the long wait deters many but I assure you they do pay.

Never risk more than you are willing to lose, that's what Black Friday taught us. It was always true for games but now it is a truth about sites as well.

Good luck.


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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Cairn Destop View Post
If you want to find a place, I'm sure some of the members can suggest a few via PM. Think there's a rule against promoting sites other than this in the forum.

Another way is to just punch in "poker" into your internet search engine. Then go down the sites that allow Americans. There's a good number of them.

Before you invest your money, check out the site's game selection and lurk. I found some tourneys can take hours to reach the minimum number of players. Others have game styles you might not enjoy, such as rebuys or turbo games only. Ring games are haunted by the site's pros who feed on newbies.

You'll not find better here, assuming we Americans ever do get back into cash here.

ROFLMFAO!!! Really? The pros are hanging out on the 2c/4c rings waiting for fish? They're waiting for you to get to them, trust me.

 
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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:47 PM
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When I played cash here, I was always surprised by the number of red-spaded players at the 1 cent/2 cent tables. I remember checking one such player and he had 14 tables open, all of them these lowest limit game. Either PokerStars requires these players to expose themselves to all levels of players, or they preferred the easy money the newer players offer.

With a smaller player pool on other sites, I'm just saying the lower value games might have more sharks than you would find here.

As to me specifically, I played 5 cent/10 cent limit since it took just one caller to earn VPPS. I can still remember playing an entire hour at the 1 cent/2 cent table, winning about 25 cents, and earning 0.03 VPPS. Those were the days when the PSO required just 20 VPPS for the major prize.
 
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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:08 AM
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When I played cash here, I was always surprised by the number of red-spaded players at the 1 cent/2 cent tables. I remember checking one such player and he had 14 tables open, all of them these lowest limit game. Either PokerStars requires these players to expose themselves to all levels of players, or they preferred the easy money the newer players offer.

With a smaller player pool on other sites, I'm just saying the lower value games might have more sharks than you would find here.

As to me specifically, I played 5 cent/10 cent limit since it took just one caller to earn VPPS. I can still remember playing an entire hour at the 1 cent/2 cent table, winning about 25 cents, and earning 0.03 VPPS. Those were the days when the PSO required just 20 VPPS for the major prize.
Once a player has successfully done $1/$2 and $2/$4 he/she is not going back to pennies. To them poker is their living and they are not doing it for McDonald's pay. Not sure why PS pros are at the 5c/10c and don't care really, they are an exception not the standard.

The same buddy I mentioned in the post above rose up through the stakes and when he was successful at 1000NLHE he has never gone below 200NLHE since. He couldn't make a living at 5c/10c even running 12 tables max and 4-6 regularly. So unless the person is drunk or whatever and somehow has the restraint to not play for "real" money I just don't see it happening.

 
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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:37 AM
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I have to agree, I don't see any red spade players at micro stakes. They do play micro satties, but not the cash games.

Things change, that's the challenge.

 

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