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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Default DC plans on being the first US jurisdiction to open an online casino

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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:21 AM
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I'd rather see a real casino open in DC. There are tons of tourists in DC and a large population within 50 miles of DC, so a physical casino would be able to serve them. An online casino would only be able to serve the residents, so the funds would dry up once the residents get tired of it.

There's no point putting restrictions on an online casino. The gambling addicts will be gambling on offshore websites between 4-10 am. The DC population is too small to support an online poker site. If the blackjack was countable, a $250 limit is too small for me.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:43 AM
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I agree with you except where you say DC would be too small to support a poker site. I think you underestimate just how many poker players are in the DC area.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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In the District, bettors would have to be 19 or older and be physically located in the city. City officials think they can avoid federal restrictions on interstate financial transactions related to gambling by ensuring that all bets are handled within the Districtís 61 square miles.....
61 square miles!? that site will not be busy at all, doesn't matter how many people play poker. Pokerstars in its heyday would have in the high millions of players playing on at one time. Now it's the low millions. I play on pokerstars france right now and it's dead most of the time, and that's for the entire country!
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Old June 30th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Why can't a Marylander or anyone else play the DC online casino?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 05:44 PM
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61 square miles!? that site will not be busy at all, doesn't matter how many people play poker. Pokerstars in its heyday would have in the high millions of players playing on at one time. Now it's the low millions. I play on pokerstars france right now and it's dead most of the time, and that's for the entire country!
Seriously? They're opening a website and restricting it to half a million people in the world.

That concept alone makes this a failure to begin with.

HOWEVER, it could just be a way to get a foot in the door. Start off with restricting it to DC residents, show it's successful then get the legislation to expand it.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Maybe Barack will be a red player.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 08:36 AM
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The idea is completely counter-intuitive. One of the largest advantages of the Internet is the ability to increase your exposure with relatively minimal effort. Why limit the Internet's intrinsic advantage over brick and mortar establishments?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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I agree with you except where you say DC would be too small to support a poker site. I think you underestimate just how many poker players are in the DC area.
Sure, in the beginning it'll be a fishfest but once the novelty wears out and the fish lose their money, it'll be regulars grinding against each other. DC is small enough that a regular casino would be easily accessible to the whole population.

I wonder if visitors will be able to play if they're connected to one of those wireless hotspots. If so, it might be worth it for me to go to DC the first day it opens and play online poker all day. It would be soft like the PartyPoker days. I can imagine the +EV it would be to multitable 1/2 NL for a day that's as soft as live 1/2 NL.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Federal law prohibits inter-state gambling. It does not prohibit intra-state gambling, and says nothing about the District of Columbia. New Jersey was set to have intra-state gambling on line, but Gov. Christie vetoed the bill.
A Maryland resident can bet only within the state of Maryland, or he is violating Federal law.
 

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