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Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:37 pm
by Egaladeist
I was over at my brother's yesterday for Thanksgiving Dinner and he was playing on the Poker Stars site. Many many years ago I used to play every week, a few of us used to get together for something we used to call a friendly game of 3-30.

( My three favorite games...pool, poker, and chess )

3-30 was something we came up with no one ever got screwed over, after all we were friends :mrgreen: The rule was no one lost more than $30 ( you lose your $30 you were out ) and we played for 3 hours and everyone left with whatever they had. No one ever lost their paycheck :pleasantry:

I've never played online.

Apparently, according to my brother, the site he plays on is free, and you can win money, or, if you're really good, a trip to play in a tournament.

I don't get it...

how can they ' pay you ' when it's free to use? What's the ' catch ' ?

Re: Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:10 pm
by rapier57
I don't play on a regular basis, and it has been a long time since I sat down to a game.

A while back, Wife's cousin had a boyfriend who was a scammer. He came over with a big jar of change to play Texas hold'em with a friend and I. It was penny ante, so no real damage could be done. Still, he walked out about $20 dollars lighter. And, he never suggested playing us again.

Oh, well.

Those gambling sites must skim off the winnings, push advertising, or somehow take a cut. Of course, with the numbers they probably have, it doesn't take much to pull in revenue. In the US, there are still federal laws in place that prohibit gambling across state lines and this applies to gambling online.

Re: Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:48 am
by Egaladeist
There's one site, don't remember which one, that allows you to create your own private room and invite your own friends.

Just's the same site...
Choose the name of your Poker Club, and have your official club name and logo appear on your own personalized tables.

Invite your friends and play the games you like – whether for play or real money – at a time of your choosing.
PokerStars introduces Online Home Games

Now you can take the experience of home games online! PokerStars Home Games lets you create and manage your own private poker club to play online poker games of your choice, with just your friends, on your schedule.

Creating a club is easy – just pick a club name and invitation code. You’ll then be presented with your own exclusive poker lobby that you can customize with private Home Game tables and tournaments of your choosing.

Inviting friends is simple – just send them the club ID and invitation code, then accept them as members when they join.

Scheduling games and tournaments is moments away – just choose the game type and buy-in level, then set the date for your online Home Game. The system will automatically notify your club members of the scheduled game.
If there is enough interest around here I think it'd be cool to set up a TAZ Room. :mrgreen:

Re: Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:29 pm
by DaFoxx
have tpo be for play money though, no better way to lose friends than to scalp 'em for $$

Re: Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:33 pm
by Egaladeist
Yep, it'd have to be for play money :mrgreen: I'm trying to drum up some interest on the social sites I attend too, if we can get a few people interested, enough for three tables, we can have tournaments. ;)

Re: Anyone here play Poker?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:30 am
by outerlimit
I play with a few coworkers everyone once in awhile. We have about 15 different games we play that the dealer gets the call.

I've played texas hold em at a Casino once. I won around $60-80 doing so. I didn't play by the implied rules, and confused other players. Apparently you aren't supposed to keep calling bets if you start off checking.