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D.C. first in USA to offer Internet gambling

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Posted: April 13, 2011, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

"Players are really loyal in this industry," Ifrah said. "You really have to ask yourself what is the incentive a player is going to have to leave a trusted site with global competition to play in a site that's untested and kind of unknown and doesn't offer you the same level of play."

I thought about that too when I heard D.C. was a go. The site where I play offers games from 2 cents to $50,000 and I can't remember the last time I saw less than 100,000 players on the site. Convenience is a big factor and the normal waiting time for a 360 player 10 cent sit-and-go or a 180 player $2.20 sit-and-go is less than 5 minutes. It's not unusual to see 6000 players in the hourly $1.10 tourneys, over 30,000 in the Sunday $11 Quarter Million, or 6500 player each putting $215 for the Sunday Million.

D.C. is on the right track, but I doubt they get many D.C. players from the established poker sites.

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    Posted: April 19, 2011, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

    I is bourned in DC and raised there and still live there and here.  If any of you had any idea what the DC government is and its track record you would change your tune. First look at DC's lottery report card..........."D" of course it really is an "F" 22% real draws Mega and Power is an "F".

    I can't emphasize enough what a bunch of friggin thieves run the DC govt..... nepotism, cronyism, hypocrisy, is a starting point.  Going back to Walter Washington,  Sharon Pratt, Marion Barry, Fenty now Vince Gray, these people made billions disappear without a trace.

    I guarandamttee it will be full of problems and ripoffs,  just look back at how they did the last lottery contract and the payoffs bribes etc.

    I believe they are doing this to pi$$ off the fedz with their cuurent demands for statehood,  I hope the congreffs cuts their $6billion dollar allowance off at the knees.  Computerized gaming run out of DC if it happens will be a rip off.

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      Posted: April 21, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

      "and would be available only to gamblers making bets within the borders of the district."
      They must going to have a monitoring system of where the computer is located used by the gambler.

       

      "around $13 million to $14 million through fiscal year 2014"

      With a population of about 600,000 where are they going to find that many gamblers to bring in that kind of money internet gambling. Are they going to set up internet gambling houses within the D.C. borders to bring in outside residents for gambling?

      With a percentage margin on the house take the amount wagered would need to be quite high.

      WHATT

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        Posted: April 23, 2011, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

        "and would be available only to gamblers making bets within the borders of the district."
        They must going to have a monitoring system of where the computer is located used by the gambler.

         

        "around $13 million to $14 million through fiscal year 2014"

        With a population of about 600,000 where are they going to find that many gamblers to bring in that kind of money internet gambling. Are they going to set up internet gambling houses within the D.C. borders to bring in outside residents for gambling?

        With a percentage margin on the house take the amount wagered would need to be quite high.

        Excellent points JAP! These charlatans in DC speak way too soon or they are messing with the feds.