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shmity72

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I'm not sure if this falls under RPG.
But this is my avatar in prominence poker game with a fat stack of 82k chips. :)

*dude with the shades holding a big wad.
 

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shmity72

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Hello Skatan,

It's kind of neither.
It's a multiplayer game.
For logging in you get like 5k credits with which to play against other players.
They 'offer' money for credits but never do that.

Also, as a side note, careful with poker cards. I invested a cool thousand of real life money in a casino to get good at it.
Only to find that the aim of the game is to find weak prey to take money from.
Poker eats you up, and makes you a good liar.

It's a fun way to play cards, buy neat sunglasses with your winnings and strategize live on the fly with others.
It also serves the function of relaxing rote thoughts before bed for me.

Learn to fold my friend, learn to fold.

:) ~shmity
 
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Skatan

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Aha! Interesting, so in theory if you win enough you could cash out your in-game credits for real money (from the company, not from the players)? Or did I get that right?

I remember some 20 years ago or a little less when poker just exploded. It was poker everywhere for some years and I had so many friends playing and some that decided they would be professionals (but none managed in the end, heh). Poker chips was one of the most sold gifts even for some years then.
 

Urdnot_Wrex

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you cannot cash out.

you can buy fancy dresses/suits/hats witih your money in game

Sorry if I sound like a grandmother here but gambling for real money is something to be treated with far more caution than, say, drinking beer, because the human mind is made to react to the thrill of the moment, not carefully calculated statistics, so I think there's no way for it to end positively for the player in the long run.
 

shmity72

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gambling is not investing. It is dopamine rush and by all accounts immoral. Our dna is such that humans see patterns better than they see probabilities. 'some lucky dog is going to win it' (especially if they pray to the right gods *sarcasm yet much assessment within the sentence.*)

Gambling is not dumb...like poisoning your liver with alcohol. but may be devastating 'tilting' and putting your life savings on black.
 
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shmity72

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well...lol

I worked my way from 12k dollars all the way up to 350k over a month period. I was sitting at the 200k table and, in one hand I got wiped out COMPLETELY by a 4 on the river.
I would have instantly lost: my house/my car/the food on my table/my children's future/and any hope of starting a small business.. if I were in a casino.
Think of it that way.

The term "Monte Carlo fallacy" originates from the best known example of the phenomenon, which occurred in the Monte Carlo Casino in 1913

The most famous example of the gambler's fallacy occurred in a game of roulette at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in the summer of 1913, when the ball fell in black 26 times in a row, an extremely uncommon occurrence.
 
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