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Gamers and Poker

imbantimbant Member Posts: 1,291

So MMORPGs are a second hobby of mine, while my first is poker.  I just realized that many of my guildmates play poker online and also many of my poker buddies have dabbled in MMORPGs.

And by poker sites i mean real money sites like pokerstars, fulltilt, etc...not facebook poker, yahoo poker or stuff like that.

There is definitely some correlation between some of the younger generation of poker players and Magic The Gathering that has been pointed out, so curious to see how many other MMORPGers on this forum have also dabbled in online poker.


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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member LegendaryPosts: 9,457

         Ive always hated poker....Alot of my friends have lost alot of money playing poker.....Id jsut as soon go buy a new game with 50 bucks than go play poker for a few minutes........

  • paulscottpaulscott Member Posts: 5,613

    52 deck games are boring and always have been to me.

    I find it amazing that by 2020 first world countries will be competing to get immigrants.

  • FischerBlackFischerBlack Member Posts: 573

    Speaking of poker, only 2 days until the final table...

    But on topic, I think some of it has to do with being comfortable with paying for an online service. Once your used to using your CC to pay for online entertainment via an MMO a poker site isn't all that big of a stretch.

  • IlliusIllius Member UncommonPosts: 4,142

    I did at one point.  I never played for real money though, I just messed around with the free-roll tables.  I guess I'm not the gambling kind.  I don't find it all that interesting.


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  • IhmoteppIhmotepp Member Posts: 14,495

    I like the craps table a lot better. You just place your bets, then back your bets, then wait for the waitress to bring you drinks till you win, or crap out. Lots better than keeping up with cards.


  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,332
    No i have watched a few TCG players playing it though.I try to stay away from gambling,it is a bad habit to get into,grows into an addiction.
    i do know how a lot of them scam people as well and i think they are illegal in the USA so many must be operating outside the USA.

    They have a scam that tries to lure you into thinking  great odds,throw down thousands it is a can't lose proposition but the fine print points out only your first 20-30 counts towards the bonus.
    Now another problem is,they are VERY quick to take our money but when it comes to cashing in,they can and will force you several hoops of proving who you are.Well you never cared who i was taking my money,now all of a sudden you care?I also used to read several posts on people never getting their money using the claim they were not the rightful owners of the account,a nice scam to fall back on.

    So no not only is gambling bad,trusting any of these operations is not a good choice.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • BluelinerBlueliner Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I played for a while years ago, won some lost some, think I cashed out once at $700 nothing huge

  • KellerKeller Member UncommonPosts: 602
    we had a poker addon in WoW Vanilla, we played during raids and it helped us through long boss fights.
  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 198
    Learned at an early age that one can loose money at an alarming fast rate.
    So have not touched poker or blackjack or any casino style gambling in about 20 years.
    I am a scizo misanthrope. So one day I may go BANZAI on your post.
    Have not yet though. Maybe there is hope?
    Nah there is really none for me or the human race. 
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