Poker has changed so much in the last 10 years and mostly it has got worse.
10 years ago I worked as a prop on quite a few sites getting up to 120% rakeback which was great.
On the defunct Crypro network there was a $100 bonus available every much which was not too hard to get.
These days basically rakeback is dead and any available are not worth bothering with.
I hate that most sites, ie Party etc do not have chat boxes which takes a lot away from my enjoyment they just seem out of vogue these days.
I don't play anywhere as much these days because for me most of the enjoyment has gone but I guess that is just that I am getting old the things are
you're 10 years old but you've never interacted until now. Tell me why you are now active on the forum. Honestly, I became active last year. Because I saw that they were doing tournaments at 888 and I already had an inactive account on some occasion that would sign up for pokerstars for sure!It's my tenth anniversary on this forum, and then I thought, well, this is a long time, so what has changed for you in poker over the past decade?
It's my 10 year anniversary on this forum, and then I was thinking, well this is a long time, so what has changed for you in poker during the last decade?
Wow yeah thanks for the memories, I also remember OFC, suitpockets etc, cos I played so many of the freerolls and some were amazing like some had wsop seats, some had the whole buyin for APT or whatever it was, it was gonna happen in Australia and I had to split the prize with another guy cos it was on DuplicatePoker, and I had TonyG berating me in the email when I was just wanting the cash cos I couldn't afford to go to australia with just a satellite ticket instead of the actual ticket. Man it would have been nice if they "duplicated" the package and gave us both the full thing ^^; i would have played.Yes.
Online poker is nothing like it used to be. I too miss the social aspect of it from the past. I wish I had taken some screenshot of some of the chat on Fulltilt. (hmm... something just occurred to me... I might actually have some chat saved on an old laptop. I think I'll pull it out later today & have a look. It was while chatting with 'The Pros' on Fulltilt Poker. Gavin Smith comp'd me a dinner for two at Greg Mueller's steakhouse! )
The chat was fun back then. You could chat with people from all over the world & in the many private forum games you'd see the same players over & over - - it was great! (now you can't even chat on many sites)
The choice of games back then was also far superior! The structures were better, the satellites were WAY better. The rakeback, the bonuses, the special freerolls, the forum competitions! (OFC Online Forum Challenge), some of the other popular forums, ie. Railbirds, SuitedPockets, HoldemPokerChat, etc. etc.). Now it's Hyper this, and SPIN that, cheat sheets, RTA, GTO, LMNOP, XYZ who gives a fck. It sucks!