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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    They are honest businesses, aside from online gambling being illegal in the US. I've never had any dealings with Full Tilt or Poker Stars to suggest otherwise.
    I can asure you that absolute poker is not. I am 100% convinced they have predetemined hands and not naturally random cards. If you do not believe this I ask you to keep a record of the hands and what wins and you will find mathmaticly a huge discrepentcy in "naturally" occuring and those you will see in the game. Google it and you will find cases in which all the major sites have been busted for using in house players that have access to these predetermined hands and play against the public increasing house winnings.

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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I can asure you that absolute poker is not. I am 100% convinced they have predetemined hands and not naturally random cards. If you do not believe this I ask you to keep a record of the hands and what wins and you will find mathmaticly a huge discrepentcy in "naturally" occuring and those you will see in the game. Google it and you will find cases in which all the major sites have been busted for using in house players that have access to these predetermined hands and play against the public increasing house winnings.
    I've never played on Absolute Poker so I can't really comment. But I've played over 75,000 hands on Full Tilt Poker and about 10,000 on Poker Stars, and they've given me the cards that one would expect with a random distribution, according to Poker Tracker.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh, so it's ok to try to circumvent the law if you happen to think it's a bad one?
    Yes it is.

    It's called nullification.
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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    I am also a FTP and Stars player, and have been for years. I started my rolls by selling 1million play money chips for $10. I have run that up to a 4 figure roll. Now that money is completely in question.

    Ah well...

    As to the online sites being rigged... it has been argued endlesly on line. I am 100% convinced the reputable sites deal cards as randomly as imaginable. 10s of millions of hand histories have been colloected over years and the distribution is perfectly normal.

    Bottom line is people who think the game is rigged are just losers. Sorry.

    Hopefully legislation to legalize online poker is the next step after this debacle.

    Oh, and I sure hope I can get my monies eventually.

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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    I am also a FTP and Stars player, and have been for years. I started my rolls by selling 1million play money chips for $10. I have run that up to a 4 figure roll. Now that money is completely in question.

    Ah well...

    As to the online sites being rigged... it has been argued endlesly on line. I am 100% convinced the reputable sites deal cards as randomly as imaginable. 10s of millions of hand histories have been colloected over years and the distribution is perfectly normal.

    Bottom line is people who think the game is rigged are just losers. Sorry.

    Hopefully legislation to legalize online poker is the next step after this debacle.

    Oh, and I sure hope I can get my monies eventually.
    To be honest, I am just to lazy and uncaring at this point to prove myself. I stopped playing online poker years ago. If you enjoy playing thats all that really matters I suppose.

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    Re: Major online poker sites shut down, charged with money laundering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    Have I mentioned lately how much I loathe Eric Holder?
    ****ing US.. these sites are not even LOCATED in the ****ing US.. Time to cut the US out of the internet totally.. they becoming the new China it seems.
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