A few months ago, my buddy got me hooked on playing poker..and I've been playing at pokerroom.com.. not only is there a number of oddities with this site's shuffling (seems to deal high pocket pairs to numerous players at once almost every hand..flops TONS of bad beats..etc.) ..but I stumbled across another oddity a few weeks back..and I am extremely bothered by the following find:
I had lost all of my play money and used up all of my refreshes on pokerroom.com's bogus and highly rigged blackjack
one night while having fun with a couple of friends. I still wanted to play poker so we downloaded another program and started playing there..to my amazement, hollywoodpoker.com's program seemed to be nothing more than a slight graphical modification of pokerroom.com.. the lobbies all had the same names and everything..I thought, "no big deal" and shrugged it off..until I saw someone with a very familiar name sitting at a $500+$50 play money tournament.
After noticing all of this..I launched pokerroom.com while playing at hollywoodpoker.com..I went into the play money lobby and sure enough, there I was, sitting at the same table and in the same spot as I am playing at hollywoodpoker..the only difference is the characters are slightly different looking and my account name was different.
So I guess what I need to know is... is it legal for this website, pokerroom.com (which is supposedly based in Sweden
)..to be tunneling players from another site, hollywoodpoker.com..which claims to be a completely different website where, "the celebrities come to play" (referring to hollywood actors and actresses).
Can they legally pit players against players from other sites without offering some sort of consent? The only similarities that I see are that they are both under the same gaming commission (Khanawake).. I don't know..there's just something very strange about it.. anyone agree?