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    Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    http://www.gamingtoday.com/articles/article/30274-Feds_close_internet_poker_sites_PokerStars_and_Ful l_Tilt

    Anyone else play on Fulltilt? I've been playing pretty steady for about the last year. Totally rocked my world. Luckily I had recently cashed out most of my money so only lost about $13(which I may someday get back).
    Damn guberment.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    I used to be a serious online poker player - before I had kids.
    For the years 2004-2007 I cleared about $7k a year or so.

    The last couple of years I have still played alot, but less hands means less practice. I had $1,100 in my account when this was announced and FullTilt let me take it all out with no problem over the last few days with a couple of phone calls.

    I am very disappointed in this bullshit and it really upsets me that the government has pursued this so hard and spent millions (if not billions) an pursuing this venture to get what most think is trumped up charges.

    Unfortunately, it is not likely to be fixed or changed any time soon, so to play poker I have to find a way to get away from the kids/wife for a weekend and hop over to West Virginia.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    I've been trying to use Carbon Poker but they won't let me make a deposit.(I know there is a way, just haven't went the extra mile to make it happen). Also they have far fewer players(most I've seen the last couple days is 9,000 at a time compared to fulltilts 120,000).

    I'm fine if the goverment wants to regulate or tax the poker sites, but to just shut them down is a dick move IMHO.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    Quote Originally Posted by "jmcdon00" #1094077
    I've been trying to use Carbon Poker but they won't let me make a deposit.(I know there is a way, just haven't went the extra mile to make it happen). Also they have far fewer players(most I've seen the last couple days is 9,000 at a time compared to fulltilts 120,000).

    I'm fine if the goverment wants to regulate or tax the poker sites, but to just shut them down is a dick move IMHO.
    FullTilt was the only one I ever really liked. I might give UltimateBet a shot.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    I was on Full Tilt this morning and it's still up and running.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    Quote Originally Posted by "Culpepper_4717" #1094084
    I was on Full Tilt this morning and it's still up and running.
    Not with real money games in the United States.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    My roommate has $12,000 on FullTilt.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    Quote Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1094089
    My roommate has $12,000 on FullTilt.
    I am lucky in that I knew the ruling about seconds after it happened (work in a newsroom) and immediately starting getting funds out before the site adjusted too much.

    I had to make two more phone calls to get all mine. But eventually everyone should be able to get their money.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    Quote Originally Posted by "midgensa" #1094093
    Quote Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1094089
    My roommate has $12,000 on FullTilt.
    I am lucky in that I knew the ruling about seconds after it happened (work in a newsroom) and immediately starting getting funds out before the site adjusted too much.

    I had to make two more phone calls to get all mine. But eventually everyone should be able to get their money.
    It was Rutgersfest when the announcement was made. Everyone was drunk or getting shot at, so we were a little busy.

    He doesn't seem to be worried about it, and my limited legal understanding leads me to believe he has no reason to be. If they were to declare it illegal, money won during it's illegality would still be claimable(ex-post facto laws) by players, and that's probably the worst thing that could happen.

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    Re: Feds close internet poker sites PokerStars and Ful

    Anyone move on to another site that they like? I've been playing freerolls on carbon poker, but havn't deposited money(don't really know how yet).
    I downloaded BODOG but every time I try to open it the probram freezes.
    Sportsbook.com will be next attempt I guess.

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