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September 06, 2011, 03:39:36 PM
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@Evorhees -- it's a damn fine thing to stay and fight, and it's also a fine thing to leave and declare independence and live without any protection from a state. What galls me is when people think liberty is inherited and automatic, and will be handed to them on a platter. Thanks for your support. Just a radical idea -- if Free New Hampshire put together a deal between themselves, the Mohawk / Kahnawake of Canada, and an aligned tribe in the US, it could be the perfect legal storm to prove the legality of Bitcoin-based gaming in the States. We've approached tribes in the Southwest about online services, but there was little interest. Most of those tribes already have land-based casinos, and this was before Bitcoin really took off.

I'm willing to share 50% of any US revenues with a free state or tribe that's willing to shoulder the legal responsibility, to prove that UIGEA stands in contradiction of our Constitutional rights, and assert their right to operate a casino on Indian land that serves players cross-country. If a community like that was willing to back Bitcoin, it could lead to some incredible outcomes.

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January 19, 2012, 07:45:31 AM
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That aside, you look at payment methods accepted for online gambling, and you'll see Bitcoin's never listed. When that's fixed up, and Americans can trade in and out without worrying about traceability, I think there can be a reasonable discussion about Bitcoin becoming a truly free currency that supersedes the USD. 'Til that point, everything bought and sold will have the mark of the Beast, and that's where we are right now. And we can't have that Beast breathing down our neck. We're free and 21. We're not gonna play Jesus to the federal reserve in the temple of democracy.

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January 19, 2012, 12:36:35 PM
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Are there any peer 2 peer poker platforms?

(gasteve on IRC) Does your website accept cash? https://bitpay.com
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January 19, 2012, 01:19:28 PM
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Are there any peer 2 peer poker platforms?

that would be very novel for us yanks
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January 19, 2012, 01:21:34 PM
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DON'T promote us

Screw that, I'm going to promote you a little, hope you don't mind!  Wink

Read this post by OP: http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/blogs/jstrike/286-how-start-casino-lose-money.html

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For all the press it's gotten, Bitcoin still hasn't really taken off. It spent the first four months being dragged through the mud, falling from $32 to $2 right after I roped my little brother into this and we opened our site. One day it was the darling of the tech media, the next day it was a punchline. Now it's creeping back. I had bought a few thousand dollars in Bitcoin to have on-hand for our opening, but I managed to sell most of them off in time, and by trading everything in and out of USD since then I've kept it so the hit from that wasn't nearly as bad as it could've been. But a lot of people with a lot of Bitcoins lost a fortune, and by September no one was holding it. Much less gambling with it. Only in the last month or so, since it crept back up to the $5-6 range, is business starting to pick up a little. Things were dead quiet from September 'til around Christmas.

Anyway, I thought I'd share the results of my little experiment. Keep in mind this doesn't include the external costs -- I spent 3 years programming it on my own time, then about $7k before opening it, plus $15k in for the initial float, and I've dropped $8,019.33 on servers and other bills since it opened. But I was ready for that. This is, I guess, the world's most expensive hobby after gambling itself. If I was a little crazier I could have bought a house boat and a year's supply of canvas, paint, absinthe and razor blades. But what I spent is peanuts next to an operator who needs to rent software from someone else.

I damn near signed up directly at Strike Sapphire, even though I have never gambled in my life. *sniff*

So yeah, go here and sign up. https://strikesapphire.com/

We love you and want to give you money!

EDIT: I signed up, as you can tell by my signature. Wink
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January 19, 2012, 06:16:50 PM
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Thanks, elux. Nice to have you on the site.

To any & all... As long as we're just doing Bitcoin transactions, we're not enforcing real names or asking for identity unless we see multiple accounts, poker collusion, or something we feel is suspicious as far as the location being in the US. In that case, you might not be able to deposit until we can verify your identity. That's our main security priority; we're not trying to make signing up a hassle or make life less anonymous for Bitcoin users.

If/when we add more payment methods, anonymous Bitcoin users might have to provide some additional information if they want to use those methods to withdraw, but will be able to continue using Bitcoin with anonymity.

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January 20, 2012, 01:23:23 AM
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Just went to sign up, but:

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Due to local laws in your area, this site is unavailable.

Someone tell me how the US can stop me from playing poker on a site that doesn't accept fiat.
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January 20, 2012, 03:50:36 AM
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Sorry man. America. Rules is rules.

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