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Forum: Poker Legislation 11-30-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 324
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Thanks for Pokerroom\'s Invitation to US players to visit TruePoker

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why cant PokerRoom?


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Let me take a guess.

They don't WANT to give him his money. Then they might have to give some other folks their money. And on and on. Soon they...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-29-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 95
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Should the PPA accept membership/backing from bot providers/users?

Again i am going to advance my opinion that both Bluff and Legislurker have another agenda at work besides just wanting US online poker.

Both are entirely too vitrolic in their opposition to the...
Forum: STT Strategy 11-29-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: RESULTS (11/28)

Marathon effort for 2nd place.... /images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Twas fun, will come again.

Tuff
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-28-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 95
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Should the PPA accept membership/backing from bot providers/users?

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Maybe an open letter to a newspaper stating some opposition from the rank and file player about the PPA could be put together.

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Now there is an idea!

Lets start a...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 122
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Why online poker sucks.

In my previous thread, which was semi serious about a no rake site, someone mentioned Dutch Boyd and a membership site. I looked around a bit and read a little history about the demise of PokerSpot...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 122
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Why online poker sucks.

I proposed a zero rake site, but nobody liked that idea.

Tough crowd,..... hard to please.

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Tuff
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-27-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 25
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Interesting tax decision for those residing in states...

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Blame Congress. They wrote the Tax Code--it's law, Title 26 U.S.C.
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The IRS used to argue that no one could be a professional gambler. One reason for this is that gambling...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-27-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 25
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Interesting tax decision for those residing in states...

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The other problem is that even if you do play for "a great deal [of time]," are you playing for your livelihood? That's the standard in the Groetzinger decision. Take the case of...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Your Wrong

Sports betting is the third rail politically.

Don't touch it!

Poker players should NEVER even mention sports betting in any way except to emphatically point out that we are very very different....
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-26-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 24
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Mason... Sir,

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I don't understand why you'd dig up a semi-dead thread.



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Also, I agree with the above statement.
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-25-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Mason... Sir,

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"does the PPA desperately need the affiliate farm/CP board members, and if so why?".

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I can only surmise that affiliate farm/CP board members were the ones that...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-25-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Ridiculous rake - Starting a legal poker game

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I thought about starting my own church called “The Holly Rollers” and have a charity poker and craps game a few nights a week. I live in Ohio, and you can have charity games, but the...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-25-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 34
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Regulating online poker and sites by \"taxing\" the rake?

Good out of the box thinking Bluefall.

IF there were no other taxes involved, the player walked away with 100% of whatever he cashed out, the poker room walked away with 100% of their profits,...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-24-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Ridiculous rake - Starting a legal poker game

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In this way, a group of friends getting together at someone's house to play cards is a defense to a gambling charge so long as the house makes no money from hosting the game.
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Forum: Poker Legislation 11-24-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Ridiculous rake - Starting a legal poker game

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Here's how it will work. Players can buy in for cash, check or credit card. Co-op dues will be collected on each buy-in. 5% on cash buy-ins, and 8% on check/credit card buy ins....
Forum: Software 11-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 282
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: PokerTracker: The Next Generation (NEW SOFTWARE DISCUSSION)

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br tuff_fish, if you have no clue what youre talking about, you better shut up.

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Educate me great learned one.

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Tuff
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 85
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Zero Rake Poker Business plan

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a) Tuff, I suspect part of your motivation is based on trying to prove you'd be a winning player if not for those meddling multitabler "nits".

b) I would check the site out if it opens...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-23-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 85
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Zero Rake Poker Business plan

Here is the post I should have made in the first place.

I anticipated a bunch of crap from you guys about the single table, and, in the process of preemptively giving you crap back, precipitated...
Forum: Software 11-23-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 282
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: PokerTracker: The Next Generation (NEW SOFTWARE DISCUSSION)

And BTW, to those who have a problem with the protection scheme outlined above, ALL the sites read your HD and transmit back to the homesite. How do you think the catch people using the banned...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-22-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 85
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Zero Rake Poker Business plan

Nation,

If you are are killing the games, then you should have little interest in things changing. If you are correct and the games are still good, go for it, and best of luck.

My interest is...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 85
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Zero Rake Poker Business plan

What is your worst nightmare?

Not an inability to multitable, but the absence of fish on your current "24 tables allowed" sites. (actually you are mostly playing against each other now anyway)
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Forum: Software 11-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Programmers, help fight the UIGEA from the bottom up.

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I think that having a 3rd-party take care of the collusion detection (and bot detection) using their own unpublished methods is probably more likely to put off colluders (and...
Forum: Software 11-22-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Programmers, help fight the UIGEA from the bottom up.

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The software CAN be protected.

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I'm sorry, but is just wrong. No piece of software can be protected from snooping as the very definition of "software" means that...
Forum: Software 11-22-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: Programmers, help fight the UIGEA from the bottom up.

The software CAN be protected.

The individual poker game servers will be worthy of trust.

No dishonest site operator will be able to mess with the code without immediate detection and...
Forum: STT Strategy 11-22-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7
Posted By Tuff_Fish
Re: TROUT GAMES - results

Gone in 5th place.

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Poker, alcohol, Wed before Thanksgiving, priceless.

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Tuff
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