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Postby Madison » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:52 am

Meh, we can agree to disagree, but when it comes to games of skill, I just don't consider it gambling. If you're good, you'll be a winning player in the long run. If you stink and don't learn, then you'll lose in the long rung. Not really a gamble, just the way it is. Ah well, no biggie.

Will be interesting to see how the courts decide should it wind up going there. ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:54 am

Madison wrote:Meh, we can agree to disagree, but when it comes to games of skill, I just don't consider it gambling. If you're good, you'll be a winning player in the long run. If you stink and don't learn, then you'll lose in the long rung. Not really a gamble, just the way it is. Ah well, no biggie.

Will be interesting to see how the courts decide should it wind up going there. ;-D


Yeah, if anything, I'd like to see the why of why it's being banned.

My view: if it's on the Internet, it should be unregulated. I'm a purist :-D

And I work in IT, so I hope my opinion counts for something.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:18 pm

Madison wrote:Meh, we can agree to disagree, but when it comes to games of skill, I just don't consider it gambling. If you're good, you'll be a winning player in the long run. If you stink and don't learn, then you'll lose in the long rung. Not really a gamble, just the way it is. Ah well, no biggie.

Will be interesting to see how the courts decide should it wind up going there. ;-D


thats exactly how i feel...i guess you can call it "gambling" but i dont think im gambling much.... betting on sports is definitely gambling...im starting to think sports are fixed by some of the outcomes
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Postby thedude » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:12 am

Madison wrote:Meh, we can agree to disagree, but when it comes to games of skill, I just don't consider it gambling. If you're good, you'll be a winning player in the long run. If you stink and don't learn, then you'll lose in the long rung. Not really a gamble, just the way it is. Ah well, no biggie.

Will be interesting to see how the courts decide should it wind up going there. ;-D


If pharse it like that Madison, then betting on football is not gambling for some people. There are guys (not the idiots you see yelling on TV) who can win 65-70% of the time. These guys make huge money in the long run, they are very skilled. For them wagering on football is a game of skill.

So should sports gambling be exempt too? Where do you draw the line?






On another note, i liked internet poker. It brought the most predictable and easiest to read players to the game.
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Postby Madison » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:27 am

thedude wrote:
Madison wrote:Meh, we can agree to disagree, but when it comes to games of skill, I just don't consider it gambling. If you're good, you'll be a winning player in the long run. If you stink and don't learn, then you'll lose in the long rung. Not really a gamble, just the way it is. Ah well, no biggie.

Will be interesting to see how the courts decide should it wind up going there. ;-D


If pharse it like that Madison, then betting on football is not gambling for some people. There are guys (not the idiots you see yelling on TV) who can win 65-70% of the time. These guys make huge money in the long run, they are very skilled. For them wagering on football is a game of skill.

So should sports gambling be exempt too? Where do you draw the line?


Fair point and I admit the line does get quite hazy. In your example, I wouldn't consider a football handicapper to be a gambler.

I think for me, I consider anything where everyone's got the same odds of winning to be gambling. Like the lottery. I buy a ticket, you buy a ticket, and we've got the same odds of winning. Neither of us can do anything to our advantage (other than buy more tickets). There's no skill or special knowledge involved at all in that. Things like that (bingo, slot machines, etc) are gambling to me. Things where skill makes or breaks you, are not gambling. Is a very hazy line though, and can get quite confusing. :-S
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:21 am

Sorry but any time you put up money that is gambling. I don't care if you consistantly win or if you got great odds it is still gambling.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:37 am

thedude wrote:So should sports gambling be exempt too? Where do you draw the line?


Yes. And there shouldn't be a line.
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