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    I think it is crazy internet poker is being banned to U.S. citizens. The only poker site I can find that will let me play is Carbon Poker. It my money shouldn't it be my choice and not theirs??
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    I hate to delve into politics out of fear I might offend any of the good people on this forum, however, beyond the Left-Right paradigm of politics, there's another I believe is called "Authoritarian-Libertarian". While Libertarians do tend to find themselves in the Libertarian end of the spectrum more than not, this has little to do with Libertarianism.

    Authoritarians think it's up to the government to take authority over your life. The Congressman such as Jon Kyl and some other who popularized the phrase "Click the mouse, lose your house" regarding online gambling would fall into the Authoritarian camp. I am a "libertarian" not necessarily party affiliated, on this issue. I play online poker on a day-day basis on bovada, and it didn't entirely ban US players from playing poker, just banks and poker sites doing financial transactions between the two. Lots of US Friendly Online poker sites still available, although I'd still really like to join a site that offered nosebleed stakes beyond 2000nl in case a few years down the road I find myself wanting to join those levels of stakes.

    There are politicians in this country who want to entirely ban Online gambling, including poker. In their most extreme cases, they also feel we should be incarcerated for doing what we do.

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    No there are many other websites too .. like BCP , America's cardroom, etc try those out.

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    I think there are many other poker sites for US players. You must check it out on an internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemsborn55 View Post
    I think it is crazy internet poker is being banned to U.S. citizens. The only poker site I can find that will let me play is Carbon Poker. It my money shouldn't it be my choice and not theirs??
    It's more or less the ability to regulate such sites by the Federal Government and State. It also poses legal issues regarding money laundering. It also comes down to whether the program developed for the casino is rigged to highly benefit both the developer and casino, rather than the consumer. Another, but more sophisticated, developers attempting to crack the software to inject bots to improve their chances of winning up to 100%, among many other fraudulent activities.

    It has nothing to do with "authoritarian" viewpoints as others claim. It's about the legality. Personally, I wish online poker were legal and highly saturated with tough regulations to prevent fraud and assure payouts to winning players.

    For instance, online poker (gambling for real money) is illegal in the state I reside. I don't agree with the law, but it is there to protect my investment(s), the states, and the federal governments. It's called protecting the governments economy! It's nothing to do with "authoritarian" crap. I've also read of some individuals thinking of bypassing blocks in order to play online poker for real money, by using a proxy to bypass the sites localization checks, but that doesn't guarantee a user a payout. The only guarantee for those users is a day in court, a hefty fine, and felony, if caught. 1) These numbskulls clearly cannot understand they need a physical address in a State/Country where it is legal, 2) THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN THAT STATE/COUNTRY, 3) If they do not legally reside within that State/Country they are knowingly and willfully committing fraud... in fact Interstate and/or International fraud.
    Last edited by SUITES007; December 15th, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

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    No, there are lot of options you can have on US for internet poker.

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    PokerStars is coming to New Jersey! NJ already has 888 and WSOP online sites.
    Last year I checked into a motel in Mahwah and played in a $200 sat for a seat in the WSOP main event.
    (I took second for $1800. So close!)

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