live or online?

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  1. Liz said:

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    What do you prefer? I am starting to really like playing only online.. Mainly cause I can do it anytime I want. Plus you don't have to jack with the small things like cards and chips. Might sound like a silly reason.
  2. jtriple said:

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    I like to play a little bit of both. Starting out I prefered to play online. I didn't feel as bed and didn't lose as much money when I goofed up a hand. Now that I am learning a little more and have gotten some friends into the game we play at someones house almost weekly now.
  3. playgirl said:

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    I prefer to play online. I like being able to play any time of the day and just have a good time with it. My friends aren't that into it so I don't really have anyone else to play with outside of the net.
  4. kelkat said:

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    Nothing beats playing live. There's just something about making your opponents sweat (and being able to see it) that can never be matched with online games.
  5. Liz said:

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    yeah that part can't be matched. But that can be a double edged sword when it coming you you sweating it too. Which I have been there too.
  6. pokerface said:

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    I like to play live. Playing live poker, it's real and I think it is more fun. You have a chance to chit chat with other players and be more personal. Playing online is more like your addicted and don't want to leave the house. The players don't seem realistic and I think you have more chance to loose. Well, which ever ways you like to play I still say good luck to you .
  7. cardologist said:

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    Playing online is fun. I don't have to go driving to a casino. Saves me gas, so I can play more. Playing online is much more convenient. I can also play in the privacy of my own home. Can't beat online poker. If you are lazy like me then online is good for you. Keep in mind that you can not win them all so play wisely.
  8. r8rpwr said:

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    I play online, mostly because I don't really have any friends locally to play with. If I did, I would probably really enjoy that.

    However, it is nice to be able to play at whatever time of the day or night you want, and not have to leave the house.
  9. PokerPrincess said:

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    Personally, I love them both. I love the convenience of online playing... can even do it in my pj's. But the thrill and excitement of playing live in a casino is wonderfully stimulating as well.

    I don't think I could pick between the two as to which one I like better.
    PokerPrincess
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  10. Rowena105 said:

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    I too, like PokerPrincess love them both. However, if I have to pick between them I would say that I prefer online to live because as the others have said, you are in the comfort of your own home, you can eat, drink and be merry without having to leave a game and you can do it in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

    Also as PP says you can do it in your pj's or even your birthday suit if that is how you are most comfortable. Hahahahaha imagine trying that at a B&M.
  11. Liz said:

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    Thats cool, I for some reason thought people might like playing in person better. I guess its just so easy to sit and home and be a hermit.
  12. miley said:

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    I have never experience playing live but I am having fun playing online. Playing online makes me feel comfortable as to the ambiance, I can just wear anything and most of all, no one sees me making that funny faces whenever I'm losing. Sometimes it?s just so hard to control my emotions that?s why playing online would be most appropriate for me.
  13. kelkat said:

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    Most home games I've been to have had the same kind of atmosphere, miley. Now tournaments and casinos are a bit different, but I haven't ran into poker game that has a dress code.
  14. Avian said:

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    I prefer online play, but that's my only real option. It's a 1.5 hour drive to the closest casino. That, and I don't have to worry about giving away a good hand with my bad poker face .
  15. kelkat said:

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    I don't think I'm ready for the "big time" live play either. Home games, I'm fine. But I think I'd crack under the pressure of real poker players.
  16. winningedge said:

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    I find that when I go to a casino to play poker, I have a huge adrenaline rush it seems for like the first 30 minutes or so.. but something else i've found is as soon as I draw my first pot, it all goes away and I'm completely comfortable.. I've been working on eliminating the adrenaline rush, and its a little less each time, but right now I can still feel it at the begining, tohugh I dont think it affects my play much..
  17. kelkat said:

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    See, I would think the adrenaline would come with the first pot or at least grow with the first pot. Taking quaters from my friends isn't that exciting. Taking cash from strangers would be pretty neat, though.
  18. ester11 said:

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    i want to play online and im trying to try it out and see if it is my favorite. but then everyone would pretty much be strangers, so i dont know how good or bad that might be.
  19. Dean said:

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    Well do to the new laws in the United States it looks like soon my only option will be land based casinos. It looks like by the end of the month that all online gaming sites will be illegal for US citizens to play on. I am really disappointed by this as I have been playing poker online for the last 5 years and I really enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean
    Well do to the new laws in the United States it looks like soon my only option will be land based casinos. It looks like by the end of the month that all online gaming sites will be illegal for US citizens to play on. I am really disappointed by this as I have been playing poker online for the last 5 years and I really enjoyed it.
    I agreed about the new laws. I think that us poker players should march in from of Washington demand to change the law. The gov is only doing this because they aren't getting piece of the money.
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    Mika Ollila said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean
    It looks like by the end of the month that all online gaming sites will be illegal for US citizens to play on.
    This new law does not criminalize online poker playing. And furthermore since Bush signed the bill into law there is 270 days time left for them to come up with the regulations to enforce the law.
  22. kelkat said:

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    So basically there is a stay of execution for those of us who couldn't go a day without our online games?

    And who knows, this might all just fall to the wayside after the election.
  23. hoosierhunter said:

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    I'm starting to think the same thing, but mainly because I can play without worrying who's going to stand us up and there isn't the whole "personal" aspect.
  24. blf2much said:

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    There's nothing like a live game, you get to chat up your friends and you dont have to type out what you are saying. But then again, you may be playing with some strangers in a live game and wish not to say anything to them. So with strangers online and with friends live. That is my preference.
  25. sassybritches72 said:

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    I would have to say that I prefer playing online. I can sit in the comfort of my own home, and I can play at whatever time I choose. and of course if I want to sit in my pajamas and play I can I like not having to leave the house to play.
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    pokerwhiz said:

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    There was an online site (the key word "was"), that was going to try and get a poker site going with the miniature cameras on your desktop, so you could see your opponents... I don't even want to think of what you might see...

    It's bad enough the "mouths" that are online. Anyone that has played live will know these people wouldn't last to make it to their parked cars if the behaved the same way live.
  27. playingthegame said:

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    I prefer live gaming. I think that online gaming takes the personal element out of the game and thus takes a lot away from the game overall. When playing online it is so much harder to pick up on bluffs and tells which is something that I love being able to pick up on with my oponents.
  28. spunky said:

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    i have been really happy with playing online, I dont have to go out in bad weather to play, I can play anytime I choose and I dont have to worry about what time it is, online is so convenient that I am really liking it.
  29. sunshine said:

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    I like to play online, but also enjoy getting together with friends and playing. Playing online can be more convenient and I can also play anytime of the day. I play online about twice a week or so.
  30. bterrier said:

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    I prefer Live games. Online is a great substitute though!
  31. bterrier said:

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    Definitely Live, I like being able to look for tells talk and laugh!
  32. aquariancore said:

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    I like the game played live. I want to get a better handle on my opponents.
  33. jeffjakejess said:

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    i agree 100%. i like the fact that i can come and go as i please, play only when i feel like it, and quit when i want to -with no hard feelings like some of the house games. i'm new w/ rackback so if you have any advice please feel free to chat.

    sincerely, jeff
  34. jeffjakejess said:

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    can someone explain to me how all this works-- (in brief)

    sincerely, jeffjakejess
  35. Majorsnake said:

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    I prefer to play Online, because I can play much more Hands and this is +ev

    I only play live with some good friends, just 4 fun
  36. ProgonkaOne said:

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  37. ExCal said:

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    I have never really had the chance to enjoy online games that much. So I like to play live rather then online.
  38. dorkhater7 said:

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    Personally I prefer to play live, whether its big stakes in a casino or small stakes at home games. Online play to me is a numbers game crunching pot odds and such, watching out for betting patterns and sitting back for huge hands and cashing in. Live games is more theatrical and you can get a bit creative with your play and change it up. I find it much harder to bluff online with so many people overcalling marginal hands. Picking up on tells is where its at live and the aspect of the game that I enjoy the most.
  39. Herbert said:

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    Live. It is so much more exiting
  40. Jonathank said:

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  41. sub-zero said:

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    Depends; I enjoy playing live with friends and family so we can enjoy some conversation and the company of people as well as the fun of the game. However, I do enjoy playing online for times when I just want to play and don't have the time to organize a live game.
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    emoneypitt said:

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    I've actually never played live because there's nowhere really that close to me and I don't want to chance private games. There actually was a big bust involving those in my area recently. That's gonna change soon though since West Virginia recently legalized table games. I'm really looking forward to playing live!
    Last edited by emoneypitt; 1st October 2007 at 10:12 AM. Reason: meant to say live instead of online at beginning of reply
  43. rakmupagain said:

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    You are being paranoid, as long as there isnt a rake, home games are legal
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    CHIZELD said:

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    I prefer playing live games. There seems to be less bad beats at the live games in the casino as opposed to online. The only good thing I like about online is that I don't have to drive anywhere.
  45. talon101st said:

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  46. merlin78z said:

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    I am suspicious by nature anyway have been playing online more recently and like the convenience of it. But back in my mind there is this nagging feeling that the online game one can be put at a disadvantage easier than live.

    One example; in a 6 max game online.
    3 of the 6 players are connected and each of them know what the other 2 have face down
    that as far as Im concerned is a big dis-advantage if you are facing a group of connected players....anyone disagree
  47. C8H10N4O2 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin78z View Post
    I am suspicious by nature anyway have been playing online more recently and like the convenience of it. But back in my mind there is this nagging feeling that the online game one can be put at a disadvantage easier than live.

    One example; in a 6 max game online.
    3 of the 6 players are connected and each of them know what the other 2 have face down
    that as far as Im concerned is a big dis-advantage if you are facing a group of connected players....anyone disagree
    Of course it's a disadvantage. If they get caught doing this too they'll get in trouble. We've had members of this forum have reimbursements sent to them because of this very thing. If you ever suspect you have been victimized by collusion, you should report it.
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    travz21 said:

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    When I see ancient forums like this I wonder if all the old posters either went busto, died, or a combination of both.
    Think for yourself. Question authority.
  49. C8H10N4O2 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by travz21 View Post
    When I see ancient forums like this I wonder if all the old posters either went busto, died, or a combination of both.
    Haha yeah... there are a few that I've noticed in other threads with really large post counts too and were people I had never seen before.
  50. ViliusLT said:

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    I like more live playing, because if your'e playing with your friends it's more interesting. However, playing online is better if you want to play poker any time and you don't need to go anywhear.