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About UncleHoot

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  1. Sometimes when you listen to people's life stories they are actually really fascinating people. My first impression of Alan was, "Wow. What an odd looking guy." But as they chatted with him on HSP, I quickly liked the guy, and found out what an intriguing person he really was.When I die, I hope I will have lived my life as full as he has.
  2. I was talking about poker. Geesh. Get your mind out of the gutter, dude.
  3. So the other night, I sat down at my computer and thought I'd play with it for awhile. I wanted to poker but I can't poker as easily as I used to. Even so, I've found that I like JKo. I've found that I also like 2Jo instead of waiting all night to see a big pair. I've found that there are a lot of ways to play with it, and it's nice to see my girlfriend play with it too. Sometimes she'd prefer her pocket rockets, but I love JKo against her big pair.
  4. Your post is pretty much exactly how I feel (the entire post).Another big thing to me, is that Pokerstars still has over 100K players most of the time. I get on Carbon, and there are 7500 players. During my entire online poker existence (since 2005), I've never been on a site with that few players.
  5. Yeah, the snoring beagle is just up the road from me! (ok, about 30 miles up) I'd play too, but there are a couple reasons why I don't:1. The buy-in is too high for my bankroll2. I no longer have a bankroll
  6. I realize that I'm a homophobe, but... That picture. Barney Frank's butt is sticking up in the air, and the other guy (Barton?) is holding some kind of electric toothbrush? Is it just me, or did someone have a chuckle drawing that?
  7. Is this a serious question?short answer:No, the "Wire Act" specifically prohibits it.Longer answer:I think the Wire Act only prohibits this at the State to State level. Within a state, the Federal government does not have the Constitutional authority to prohibit it (which doesn't generally stop them, however).But either way, I'm pretty sure it's not legal and/or happening at this time.
  8. This whole mess is ALL about money, imho.My conspiracy theory:Pokerstars et al have been making billions. US casinos wanted to get in on the action. They realized that the chances of getting legislation passed are very slim, simply because poker players were generally happy with what they had (with some exceptions). They (Harrah's) put forth a bill that would have created a moratorium in the US until they could get their software up and running. i.e. US players would be locked out of the online poker world for several months (or more). Well, that legislation didn't end up going anywhere
  9. What makes me uncomfortable with the Barton Bill..."Only residents of the U.S. would be allowed to play on licensed sites."Why??? Do we NOT want to TAKE MONEY from people all over the world? Are the new providers in US market simply too afraid that they won't be able to compete against Poker-stars (and others)?Or was this mis-stated, and it was supposed to read more like, "Residents of the U.S. would only be allowed to play on licensed sites"? The latter would certainly make more sense...
  10. Honestly, I can think of a lot of good reasons to move to Canada right now that have nothing to do with poker.
  11. I'm just sayin'...Normally when these things happen (and the article is very short on details), there was someone taking a rake from the game. I don't know if there was or was not, but normally that's what was happening when someone gets raided.Sure, you can argue that as long as the players knew they were paying someone to host the game in their home, then what's the problem? Touche. The Libertarian in my agrees with you, but generally the Law does not.I'm just sayin'...
  12. I'll change my "in the next 5 years" to 90%, but I'm sticking with the rest. The folks at Gambling 911 are hope-mongering.Of course, if it happens, I can always claim, "Well, sometimes you hit the 4 outer on the river..." I'll be pretty happy if it's officially legal, though.
  13. It's encouraging, but yeah... Normally these things happen in phases. We may get some legislation that says, "We're creating a commission to study the effects of online poker..." before the end of the year. Then once legislation is actually passed, there WILL BE a "waiting period" before it goes into effect, which will most likely be several months to a year, if not more. The purpose of the waiting period would be so that all of the B&M casinos can talk to each other and figure out how they can all make money at this. It will take time for them to make compacts, share information, etc
  14. Yeah, well the problem there is that operating such a site in the US is (and has been) explicitly illegal. Perhaps we will have a US-only community before we have another international community (that includes the US), but either way, I'd give it a <10% chance of happening this year. <30% by the end of next year. 80% chance of happening in the next 5 years.I'd be willing to put money on it, but unfortunately, my account was closed.
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