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Friday, November 12, 2004

More dumbass American stereotyping

I was just flipping through the Amsterdam live reports. First of all commiserations to The Camel - at times when someone makes a big final but doesn't win it's hard to know whether to commiserate or congratulate, but I know Keith will be disappointed. Hang in there mate, your day is coming, that's for sure. Good luck to Tristan who's still there but will need a bit of fortune as one guy has nearly all the chips.

Anyway, that's not the point. The point is that there was a Ladbrokes advert on there, proudly trumpeting the fact that American residents are not allowed to play on the site. Is that supposed to be good ? Poker is going mad in the US and there are huge numbers of American fish playing online. By contrast, there are a lot of Brits and Scandinavians on sites like Ladbrokes who know their stuff, with one crucial exception - game selection.

Meanwhile there are so many fish on Party, it's scary that these people actually have $100 to sit down in a game of poker. I wouldn' t stake most of them to play for matchsticks. This advert reminds me of the WPPA. All good players here ! OK, bye then. I prefer to swim with the fishes. Until you grasp this, you're going about poker in completely the wrong way (probably because you're thinking of it as a sport, which it isn't, and I fervently hope never will be).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just Ladbrokes, Betfair has the same policy & it applies to US IP addresses so anyone (UK resident included) who is trying to play from there is automatically stopped.


5:15 AM  
Blogger Ignatious said...

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4:19 AM  

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