re: Government run poker sites
Originally Posted by orsino12
I don't know what Playnow is like currently, but I briefly tried it in 2011 when they had a tourney called "Canucks for a buck" where if you won the tourney (entry was $1) you got the first place money and 2 Vancouver Canucks playoff tickets.
Traffic was almost non existent. I played the tourney 4 times and finally won it and got 2 lower bowl tickets for Game 1 of the 3rd round (face value was $240 each and I sold them for considerably more) and about $19 in prize money.. The field for that tourney was just 67 players.
I haven't even checked it out since then.
.............Well you should check it out again. I consider Playnow more secure than any pokersite such as Pokerstars , Bovada
, Full Tilt , UB , etc. Even Pokerstars is now all about greed , with their constant promotion of poker games
that have less to do with playing poker and more to do with poker themed games of chance. Pokerstars revenue is down for the first quarter this year and it will continue to drop as the pure poker , properly run government sites will eat up a bigger portion of Pokerstars serrious , and serious recreational players.