Author Topic: Online Poker  (Read 159 times)

JAYSLOL

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Online Poker
« on: Today at 08:01:43 AM »
I sometimes play poker on PokerStars (play money only, no real money spent or risked) and every 4 hours or so you can add 12,500 chips to your stack for free, so even if you lose everything you can start over in a couple hours (at one of the lower tables anyway).  So i'm always amazed that anyone would purchase play-money chips, but it seems people do because I just saw an ad pop up with their "holiday special prices" for play money chips anywhere from $2.99 up to $499.99!  Who the fuck would spend $500 on chips worth NOTHING!?!?  So i looked it up and apparently theres a whole underground economy of people buying and selling play money chips!  MY BRAIN HURTS!

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Re: Online Poker
« Reply #1 on: Today at 08:38:28 AM »
Its the same with video games where you advance your character or your place in the game by spending real money. I'm not a video gamer so that was a surprise option. First comes the game purchase price, then the cost of fast forwarding your game play.

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Re: Online Poker
« Reply #2 on: Today at 08:57:38 AM »
Its the same with video games where you advance your character or your place in the game by spending real money. I'm not a video gamer so that was a surprise option. First comes the game purchase price, then the cost of fast forwarding your game play.

Yes, video games have gone that way too.  I prefer the old days where you bought a CD with a game on it and got the ENTIRE game without having to pay more to upgrade, or be able to advance at a not-ridiculously-slow rate or have to pay extra to get rid of ads etc.