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Does anyone make much money in online poker?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,206 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss


    HJ,
    Thanks for the reply. At the time of my orig post I'd played very little on cash tables, sticking virtually exclusively to STTs.
    I've played about 15 hours of cash tables the last few weeks and am 100% happy in my mind that the 'buy in max' people are correct.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 Dave Morrison


    I have been playing poker for almost ten years. In ten years I have changed several jobs, two institutes. A lot has changed, but I continue to play poker. It is possible to play only on weekends. In this mode, the game brings me good money!


  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭millb


    I have been playing poker for almost ten years. In ten years I have changed several jobs, two institutes. A lot has changed, but I continue to play poker. It is possible to play only on weekends. In this mode, the game brings me good money!

    What site do you play on?
    Which ones are the best and which are not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,317 ✭✭✭bladespin


    I have been playing poker for almost ten years. In ten years I have changed several jobs, two institutes. A lot has changed, but I continue to play poker. It is possible to play only on weekends. In this mode, the game brings me good money!

    Similar, opened an account with one of the big names coming up to Christmas 3 years back, I only play at weekends and holidays but have managed to keep the original $30 deposit live since then (not getting rich btw), I have yo-y'ed from 30ish to over 200 in that time - mostly 9 seat sit and go but the odd big tournament in there too (usually make the bubble).


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 Dave Morrison


    millb wrote: »
    What site do you play on?
    Which ones are the best and which are not?

    I have my own blog there I write all about the casino: davedealer. com


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21 Dave Morrison


    bladespin wrote: »
    Similar, opened an account with one of the big names coming up to Christmas 3 years back, I only play at weekends and holidays but have managed to keep the original $30 deposit live since then (not getting rich btw), I have yo-y'ed from 30ish to over 200 in that time - mostly 9 seat sit and go but the odd big tournament in there too (usually make the bubble).

    do you participate in similar tournaments? what can you tell us about this?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 9,078 ✭✭✭IAMAMORON


    Online poker is rigged. Before any poker site rep jumps up to say that the bad beats only happen due to the increase in the hands, please do not bother. I play live poker and make nice spends, I have never won online, it is rigged garbage. The engine is designed to entice action which hence increases the rake for the site. Anyone who bothers to argue with this is an employee or stakeholder. Anyone who doubts this further google the " Full Tilt poker scam" from a few years ago, All poker sites and gaming sites are rigged rubbish, don't bother.

    I guarantee this will sound familiar to online poker players
    1) You deposit money, you do well for 24 hours
    2) Then you get hands that you can't possibly fold and watch them get crucified by incredible suckouts for your opponent.
    3) When you've lost all your money because of 2) - the poker site wants you to go back to 1).

    It is completely rigged, if you have to play do it as a recreation for peanuts.







  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Dublin_Fan


    do you participate in similar tournaments? what can you tell us about this?


    Good luck with your new venture


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭jelem


    Take no notice of any Positive responses.
    when on-line poker started i looked in and about and around.
    from the start it is to make money for the company which means You lose.
    early days the response when raised complaints was
    we have certified Random Number Generator.
    i have one aswell but what i do with the output is my call THE exact fact
    of the companies.
    when day to day play shows over 14 days dealt hands on mixture of many types of tables
    was dealt pocket Aces 3 times whilst another player (which i can only claim was company bot)
    was dealt pocket Aces 37 times. This player always hovered in top 20 leaderboards but
    never raised above 10th. (purposeful restriction for distraction if casual player looked up record.).
    the same player moved tables in large tourney with the same "edge" as i watched table and saw player dealt
    3 sets of pockets Aces in 8 consecutive deals between two tables.
    companies responses always fudged with mixture of Random Number excuse and lucky run for player.
    i recorded many sessions and the pockets dealt at times exceeded any probability of random.
    one example was 17 consecutive deals with my pocket containing a 3 card (any suit) 14 times.
    complaints again received a response of " you do seem to have been dealt a high number of
    low card pockets" .
    there is nothing you can do except get out.
    the excuse of companies then became "we have software that protects you from (sharks), this showed
    they had ability to manipulate any deal under guise of a Pro ws playing novices and winning.
    the software is now more advanced and You are the willing victim.
    from software perspective i found there was a time when watching "net connections" it could be determined
    when i was about to win a hand as in advance more "established connections" showed up in my
    monitoring software. Other players on other sites had also alluded to this "phenomenon".
    On some sites with playing a pocket A.J. you wwere guaranteed to lose again and again by
    flush on turn of last card. even if you had gained 2 pair or trips.
    another site was found to favour if you played pocket 6.7. evn unsuited You would gain a straight.
    comic when you see pocket Qs or above beaten by someone playing unsuited 6.7. constantly.
    Luck of draw is abused as oh dear your pocket hand best dealt in last 36 hours was beaten by dipstick with
    pocket 8.j. unsuited.
    As stated companies software is now more advanced.
    there were other issues for companies aswell such as one site being based outside usa was banned and usa citizens
    commit crime if played, this because usa not paid any tax . === as soon as company complied and paid usa some tax they
    became legal again lol.
    your town or next town will have live games which you can enter and whilst you may find all manners of good and bad if not
    downright cheating crooks whom work together to take you out. you at least can watch for signs of collusion and learn to
    play which cannot be achieved on line.
    it also is nice to know if you only rate yourself at a certain level when you play a tourny and another player whilst
    moving tables states " i am going to ensure i am sitting on the right of you" - yes ive had that "ladbrooks killiney"
    and the mental loser even went all in against my smaller stack with a Q and lower card not suited.
    i had nothing but was just a target and must been about 2am morning so with 2.4. unsuited i called him.
    you get many born mental losers but have to show them you call any crap they try along with shows them to the other players.
    Do not expect to make money on line.
    the companies go all out about gambling - now suggesting breaks and when fun runs out etc.
    their excuse for your (constant poor pocket cards and constant lose).
    Play live even if only manage once a month its not as easy as turn on device and allow another to
    paint your ability. but rea land despite cheats gives you a better sense of your ability.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭bazza76dub


    Do people still think online poker is rigged?

    O play most nights, sometimes two games a night, $10 9 seat sit and go's. I have wondered if there is cheating or colluding going on at times. Only once have I strongly felt that guy knew what was coming up, calling an all-in with garbage pre-fop, and knocking me out...

    For what it is worth, ive not had to deposit money into my poker account in a long time. I am a recreational player, but still a few hundred $ to the good.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,908 ✭✭✭3DataModem


    A lot of people think it's rigged.

    There was, once, an RNG that was flawed and exploitable. About 22 years ago.

    There was, once, a site that allowed a group of players to view other player's hole cards. About 15 years ago.

    I am personally for all intents and purposes certain that none of the major online poker sites still operating today have either of the above issues, but that's because I've worked for a few of them.

    But there are no shortages of people who think it's rigged based on their own experience (largely driven by their own biased observations and recollections of the hands they see)... and people MASSIVELY overestimate how much additional money an operator can make from cheating in the ways described above.



  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭bazza76dub


    Thanks mate, along the lines of what I was thinking myself. Was watching some videos on poker scams on youtube recenrly, people installing trojans of professional players laptops seemed to have been a popular method.

    Ahh, Ive played consistently for a long time now, but just wondered what peoples latest views are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,983 ✭✭✭✭bucketybuck


    It doesn't matter if the sites are rigged, nobody is going to win money anyway.

    Its basically a solved game, the playerbase is now nothing but nits using software that tells them the optimal play at every point, so now all they do is pass money around and pay the rake. There is no point to it any more.



  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭bazza76dub



    I don't think that is fully true. I play without any software and win, not much mind you as I have a fulltime job and a family too, but id be confident of returning more if i played full time and with more tables.


    I do wonder about getting some type of poker tracker though, please feel free to recommend lol



  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭alexago


    I like poker. I think this is my favorite card game. I play it with my friends and online, mostly use the ทางเข้าUFABET site. Unfortunately, I haven't made much money on it. But I understand that poker is not an easy game. It requires skills and strategy. Successful poker players understand the importance of odds, reading opponents, and making calculated decisions. Mastering skills like bankroll management, bluffing, and understanding table dynamics can significantly impact winning outcomes. Though I'm going to learn further, gain the necessary skills and practice, and maybe one day I'll also make big money on poker.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭nickkohl


    Actually it's possible



  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭nickkohl


    Of course it is possible. I guess that not a lot people you know can earn some good money at poker because it is just not meant to everybody but yeah. Personally I have not but who knows, may be in near future. Actually right now I am training some of my poker's skill at Governor of Poker in fullscreen to win that amount of money lol. So wish me luck

    Post edited by nickkohl on


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