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4 months ago  ::  30 May 17 03:06 PM #1
John
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I have just noticed that Polish players now have been banned from 888.  Any Poles you know on the site now have an 888 logo replacing the flag.  Hungary, Portugal, Bulgaria, Australia, South Africa and Slovenia had already banned their citizens from playing poker online.



I for one am getting sick of this bullshit of banning stuff because of the few gobshites who cant control themselves.  Im Irish and my stupid government are experts at doing this, usually on the orders of the EU.  A person gets fat in my country, then blames everyone else and all our food is now messed up because of EU rules. Guess with this paragragh what Im trying to say is well done Britain on getting out of the EU. Please take us with u.Smile


I fear now its only a matter of time before our stupid muppets in suits ban us from it.


Rant over. GL m8s

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4 months ago  ::  31 May 17 02:46 PM #2
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888 does not "ban" players simply because of where they live. What happens is that a country brings in new gaming laws which prevent companies from legally offering gaming to its residents. Sometimes they offer licences so they get their cut of any profit that company earns but if the revenue is not enough to share then obviously the company or companies will withdraw their offerings. 

It has nothing to do with players with gambling problems just as much as someone being thoughtless, bigoted, racist or anything else is anyone else's fault either.  I am pretty sure if a person gets fat in your country it is for the same reason as in mine, they eat too much and don't exercise enough unless of course, they have health issues which can also cause weight problems. Mine is a mixture of both Embarassed

It is all about laws and doing the right thing. 888poker withdrew from the USA when the laws changed many moons ago and others since and so stayed legal, not all other companies did.

I for one am pleased 888poker chooses to stay "legal" with its offerings. Smile




Will all my888poker members please ensure they have their 888poker player name in their profile.
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4 months ago  ::  31 May 17 03:15 PM #3
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Hello cyptic, I was not suggesting that 888 instigated the ban or did anything wrong.  I did state that it was these particular countries that have been attempting to stop thier citizens from playing.  And the reason behind these countries changing legislation to make it difficult for companies to operate is problem gamblers.  In Australia and Poland this was a key topic in political debates.  I have an earlier post on this site that I put up when this debate took place in Poland where I said that polish players were on borrowed time.  Its now starting in my country because of muppet ex footballers going broke and because they are household names it gets headlines and a debate starts. 



The issue with people eating too much was an example of the point I was trying to make about people not taking responsibilty for their own actions and I apologise if Ive offended anyone. That certainly was not my intention.  Its ironic how these clowns in suits go on about how our freedoms are not going to be affected by the actions of others when they then make rubbish laws like this.


All I can do now is hope that these clowns in my country dont get their way.

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4 months ago  ::  31 May 17 06:33 PM #4
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John totally agree, its a nanny state.  It boarders on dictatorship when a country bans online gambling for its nationals.  The joke with Australia is, you can bet on horses, as they don't class that as gambling!  Perhaps these countries don't like seeing money going to another country.  I suppose logic says if you are losing money online then you cant spend it in the local businesses.  Very unlikely that the Russians will follow suit.  I think Chris just misread your first paragraph
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4 months ago  ::  31 May 17 07:58 PM #5
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31 May 17 12:33 PM , Rhonda wrote:

John totally agree, its a nanny state. It boarders on dictatorship when a country bans online gambling for its nationals. The joke with Australia is, you can bet on horses, as they don't class that as gambling! Perhaps these countries don't like seeing money going to another country. I suppose logic says if you are losing money online then you cant spend it in the local businesses. Very unlikely that the Russians will follow suit. I think Chris just misread your first paragraph



Hi Rhonda 100% agree with you on the joke with OZ.  They do say tho that everything works the wrong way round in OZSmile.  They tried in Ireland years ago to put a big tax on sports betting and the horseracing industry went ape about it and it got shelved. 


Im sure that Cryptic just mis-read the first paragraph of my last post.  888 has done everything to ensure players from these countries were informed and paid so 888s behaviour in this has been top notch.

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4 months ago  ::  01 Jun 17 10:47 AM #6
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I was in Oz, when they had the Melbourne cup. It was a massive thing, businesses closed, everyone watched, we were invited to a BBQ while it was being screened, in the hotel we were staying in. If that's not gambling god knows what is? And we also went to a Koala park, The pub was full of fruit machines. Apparently;y the aborigines, have real gambling problems on fruit machines, , yet no one bans the fruit machines either, which is far worse than on line poker....... LOL
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4 months ago  ::  01 Jun 17 05:49 PM #7
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01 Jun 17 04:47 AM , Rhonda wrote:

I was in Oz, when they had the Melbourne cup. It was a massive thing, businesses closed, everyone watched, we were invited to a BBQ while it was being screened, in the hotel we were staying in. If that's not gambling god knows what is? And we also went to a Koala park, The pub was full of fruit machines. Apparently;y the aborigines, have real gambling problems on fruit machines, , yet no one bans the fruit machines either, which is far worse than on line poker....... LOL


australians gamble more per capita than any other country the issue is only that the govt want their cut and 888 isnt prepared to pay

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4 months ago  ::  01 Jun 17 07:21 PM #8
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01 Jun 17 04:47 AM , Rhonda wrote:

I was in Oz, when they had the Melbourne cup. It was a massive thing, businesses closed, everyone watched, we were invited to a BBQ while it was being screened, in the hotel we were staying in. If that's not gambling god knows what is? And we also went to a Koala park, The pub was full of fruit machines. Apparently;y the aborigines, have real gambling problems on fruit machines, , yet no one bans the fruit machines either, which is far worse than on line poker....... LOL



Very true both comments and wow the Aborigines with gambling problems.  Off topic a little, How did both of you start playing poker and how long ago?  I started playing because of the late night poker series that used to be aired on one of the discovery channels.  It featured players like Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers, Surinder Sunar and many others and was a very well produced programme.  Im sure younger people may start watching the WPT or WSOP.

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4 months ago  ::  02 Jun 17 11:27 AM #9
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01 Jun 17 01:21 PM , John wrote:


01 Jun 17 04:47 AM , Rhonda wrote:

I was in Oz, when they had the Melbourne cup. It was a massive thing, businesses closed, everyone watched, we were invited to a BBQ while it was being screened, in the hotel we were staying in. If that's not gambling god knows what is? And we also went to a Koala park, The pub was full of fruit machines. Apparently;y the aborigines, have real gambling problems on fruit machines, , yet no one bans the fruit machines either, which is far worse than on line poker....... LOL



Very true both comments and wow the Aborigines with gambling problems.  Off topic a little, How did both of you start playing poker and how long ago?  I started playing because of the late night poker series that used to be aired on one of the discovery channels.  It featured players like Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers, Surinder Sunar and many others and was a very well produced programme.  Im sure younger people may start watching the WPT or WSOP.


i caught an employee of mine playing on my time n my computers at pacific poker, got interested when he told me it was real money, and ive been hooked ever since lol.back on topic i was recently in spain n tried unsucessfully to log on nthen discovered 888 do have a site exclusivley for spanish residents, so there they do pay a cut, so maybe  ozzie n polish govt too greedy

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4 months ago  ::  02 Jun 17 12:19 PM #10
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My partner is an ex pro player that was sponsored by corals, at the time of starting to date him I was unaware of this fact, this was about 10 or 11 years ago. I then went to watch him play. He has played Devil fish, vicki Coran, Jo Hatcham. El blondi, just to name a few. if you look at some of my pictures, you can see a magazine with him in, and his ranking still, after [b]NOT playing for 10 years.[/b] If you also read some  of my earlier Blogs I do mention him. He taught me to play, I play now and he doesn't. He played when there were tons of Americans on line and made an awful lot of money.......
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