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    Todd I'd Like Your Honest Opinion on This Matter

    Ok well as you know I am in Europe right now and traveling to several different port calls on my ship.

    Actually 2 weeks ago my laptop was getting a signal from the ships WIFI, so I downloaded Stars on my new laptop and was excited to actually have the opportunity to play tourneys and cash.

    I left about 400 bucks on my account before I left Mexico, and wanted to grind a little from sea

    Well, after I logged into the Stars software I was pretty pumped up, but as soon as I tried to buy into a 1/2NL cash game out in the middle of the ocean in the Mediterranean ...I get this rude message saying I was not allowed to play from the location I was in.

    I immediately email Stars support asking them in a matter of words 'wtf', and they reply telling me that my ISP was based from a Florida military installation, and of course cash game or any other form of 'real money' play is prohibited.

    Turns out the company I work for uses a satellite internet connection based in Florida, which essentially means that even though I'm halfway across the world, as far as Stars is concerned, I'm still technically still in the United States

    so...

    Our ship had a half a dozen upcoming port calls scattered throughout Italy, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Greece

    I didn't have a chance to go ashore in Greece, but we had an overnight call in Belgium, so I took my laptop ashore to a local pub and signed into their WIFI trying to jump in a cash game

    DENIED

    I'm thinking what the hell...I'm on a Belgian IP address...whats the fucking problem ?...and email Stars support/security

    here is their response...

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    well this seemed a little odd to me given the fact that I played often from Mexico, and have a registered physical address there, but it didn't make much sense that Stars would bar anyone from playing on their software if they are traveling abroad.

    I replied...

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    OK WTF

    so correct me if I'm wrong...

    But they are suggesting that not only are traveling players prohibited and unable to play on PokerStars outside of their registered address...but also giving the seal of approval to create a new account provided I set up a physical residence in the country I wish to play from ?

    Now obv I am not a 'professional' player....but it stands to reason that if a real PRO was traveling around Europe, or other parts of the world...that this policy of mandating a permanent residence is totally retarded.

    It does seem exclusive to European countries based on their email, but I'm confused about what their reasoning might be

    I mean they are #1 basically saying 'create a new account in the country you're in'...and # 2 basically every player who wants to play on Stars in a European country must have a a verified physical address

    thoughts ?

    TIA

     
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    Why not save your money instead so you don't roll the next kindhearted person you dupe into helping you while you're homeless, desperate and on meth?

     
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    i think the rosetta stone to understanding what youre going through, is imagining how much stars spends on legal fees just to stay on top of international money / gaming laws.

    you are literally their worst case scenario as a client. so dont expect a happy ending, is my point here.

    as for poker pros traveling around europe, im guessing they use vpn or remote into a home workstation.
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    According to 2+2 they ban winning players ...

    Don't take it personally.

     
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    Three fucking words: Virtual Private Network

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    Ungrateful white trash scumbag piece of shit

     
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    So lol that this dirtbag has the balls to ask Todd for advice/help after all the shit he says to him.

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    Are there any card games on these ships?
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    I don't know about Todd's opinion, but I'd say you were pretty much fucked.

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    We are real close to an "I got blackout drunk and missed my boat" post followed by drunken rage PFA ban #7

    Can't happen soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deal View Post
    We are real close to an "I got blackout drunk and missed my boat" post followed by drunken rage PFA ban #7

    Can't happen soon enough.
    This man knows

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    In reality Marty can't hold this job for long. He's too much of a fuck up. Fuck ups hate stability and the thought of getting their pathetic life together. He will get fired, tell us they were out to get him, then say how free he is living in his car.

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    I for one am shocked that Todd didn't jump right on this for you.

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    Maybe 4bet can lend you his login.

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    Tell Pokerstars that you have burned bathtubs before, and are not afraid to burn more bathtubs going forward.

     
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    Todd, since he made such a lol title, give him your dishonest opinion on the matter

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    The answer is so clear to anyone with any common sense. Yet, he wrote that blog asking of all people, Todd, for advice.

    Marty, you might want to start drinking again, or get off that ship for a while. You're losing it brother. Cabin fever is a real thing.








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