Selling pokerstars play chips

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pietpikel

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I have seen sites that offer about $2.50 per 1 million play poker stars chips. Are they for real, and would they buy 30 million chips for $75 ?

It makes you wonder about tournaments like the Sunday billion play chips on stars. You can normally win a seat for 200K play chips and if you win it, you win 80 million play chips, which could be worth $200 ? Am I missing something here ?
 
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It would take a true dummy to pay for play money chips. :eek::eek:
 
terryk

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If you got caught by pokerstars,they would ban you. And in my eyes,thats what makes it not worth it at all.
 
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pietpikel

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If you got caught by pokerstars,they would ban you. And in my eyes,thats what makes it not worth it at all.
To me it seems quite strange. Why would a site offer you this in the 1st place?
What will they do with the chips ?
 
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People still buy play money chips?
Amazing.

Way, way back when I first started at PS I was selling them easily for $25 per million. Of course back then they were harder to get. I made most of my play money chips from Sit and Go's where the biggest one was a 9 player 25,500 entry (first was 112,500), the next biggest were 18 and 27 player games for 10,200 (72k and 99k for first, respectively) then 45 player for 2000 chips.

I actually sold them on ebay, even though it wasn't allowed. I put them up on 1 day BIN auctions and offered an extra 200k in chips for immediate payment.
Ebay would actually cancel the transaction (but not the payment as paypal wasn't owned by ebay yet), but by then the buyer and I had each other's info and would arrange the chip transfer.
I sold literally 10's of millions of chips, my biggest single sale was 7.5 million chips for $150 (volume discount).

Eventually the price came down as there were more and more play chips and bigger games. I think my last sale was $10 for 2.5m chips.
I haven't played a play chip game in probably 10 years now and still have 2 million chips left.
 
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I used to work in an airline FFP integrity team. I understand that activity of this nature could result in the cancellation/suspension of your account if caught. I don't know for certain if this contravenes any Ts & Cs and if the corresponding PS team views this the same way but do be careful.
 
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I find it odd how anyone would ever even spend a single cent on play money chips.
 
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I've heard about it, but I never went that road with PS.
Easiest and the best way is to ask PS about it.
Then you will know 1st hand answer, not some make believe story from the people they don't have a clue about this matter.
So far, I didn't read any valid comment on this topic from anyone, and that would be a good start point for you to ask by PS and let us know what they answered.
 
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I've heard about it, but I never went that road with PS.
Easiest and the best way is to ask PS about it.
Then you will know 1st hand answer, not some make believe story from the people they don't have a clue about this matter.
So far, I didn't read any valid comment on this topic from anyone, and that would be a good start point for you to ask by PS and let us know what they answered.
PS outlaws this in its entirety. This is bypassing them as they allow you to pay for bulk order of million play chips.

This is betrayal to the very poker room you are enjoying.
 
ankitantil

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Lol who buy play chips please give me there address or any contact i am full of play chipw lol :D
 
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xbursonicx

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As for PS stance on selling play money chips, here it is:

1.8 Stars Mobile prohibits and does not recognize any purported transfers of Virtual Chips effectuated outside of the Service, or the purported sale, gift or trade in the “real world” of anything that appears or originates in the Service, unless otherwise expressly authorized by Stars Mobile in writing. Accordingly you may not sublicense, trade, sell, or attempt to sell Virtual Chips for value of any kind outside of a Game. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void and may subject your account to termination by Stars Mobile. In addition, you acknowledge that we may commence legal action against you for any harm done by such transfer or attempted transfer of Virtual Chips outside of the Service.

Overall the idea looks questionable. I mean who would need to buy them through some non-approved channels given Poker Stars itself sells them? More to the question who would need to buy them at all?
 
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I recently realized that Pokerstars is allowing anyone to reap 12.5K PM chips every four hours (according to what I've read on Cardschat) by simply clicking a button in the cashier window. This would clearly diminish the value of the chips that Stars sell.

As a PM regular for years now, I have definitely played with many people who buy/have bought PM chips. I particularly like the guys who claim that Stars targets them with the software to increase losses so that they are "forced" to buy more chips!?!? These players are obviously delusional, but it demonstrates a mindset that is probably not as uncommon as non delusional people might think (hope). So I have absolutely no doubt that people are buying and selling something that to me has no value and is freely distributed on Stars because they are "getting a better deal" than if they bought them from "The Man", "The Deep State" of poker, etc.
 
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Not sure why people would purchase play chips especially given that you can claim the 12500 every 4 hours.
The only thing I can think of is the purchasers want to play at a play money level above their own level, which is pretty amusing... I'm a real big shot playing with the Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan's of the play money world.... not.
 
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Can you even transfer more than 10K Playing Chips to another player?

One used to be able to transfer unlimited chips. Probably at the time PokerStars started selling them, that changed and was capped. It has changed again I believe, and all caps are off.
 
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I have 500 million in play chips fs if anyone wants them send me a message.
 
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