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Subscription Online Poker Rooms

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by Luckylizzy, Jul 7, 2011.

    Jul 7, 2011
  1. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    I have recently been playing at subscription based online poker sites that are kind of like an alternative for US players or just for those that don't like to worry about bankroll management. To be honest, I was very skeptical about how it all works but it turns out I like it a lot better than I thought I would.

    Can anyone else share their experiences about these types of poker sites?

    Right now I've just given up on the traditional poker rooms since my money is still gone from Full Tilt and it just seams to risky to go anywhere else. But the subscription based sites are run through the sweepstakes laws making them legal from what I have heard. Only bad thing is that high stakes players won't like it one bit.

    But at least here in Florida a law was passed for us to play high stakes in local poker rooms. :) I'm no high stakes player though lol.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011
  3. jolub

    jolub Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I belonged to two subscription sites, PDP and the AllInClub. Both went out of business and kept my money. I"ll never play at a sub site again.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011
  5. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    I know it's no 100% safe bet, but ClubWPT is probably not going to steal my money since it is by the World Poker Tour. I'll post back later once I win something though. Hoping to at least cash in the $10k tourney coming up on Sunday so wish me luck! :)
     
  6. Jul 27, 2011
  7. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

    Occupation:
    carpenter
    Location:
    Boston
    i dont know much about it but would like to here more about what a player can win and if theres any collusion
     
  8. Jul 27, 2011
  9. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    Basically the site starts you out with 500 tournament entry points which you can then build up by playing in SitnGo tournaments or scheduled tournaments for more points or for cash. If a VIP member's points drop below 500 points, they are refreshed back to 500 points the following day.

    You cannot win a ton of money like with higher stakes cash games on sites like Pokerstars but it is a great alternative for lower stakes players.

    The biggest tournament offers a $1,000 first place prize and is offered once a month but there are tons of smaller tournaments held daily. Sometimes they offer prize packages to World Poker Tour events too.

    If your cash prizes exceeds $600 per year, they issue you a 1099 form for tax purposes.

    In the terms and conditions of the membership it states that they reserve the right to ban anyone from the cardroom if they are found to be colluding or cheating in any way which is no guarantee that there isnt any of course but it's something.

    Ages 18 and up are allowed to become a member too which is nice for the young people. :)

    That's about all I can think of for now. Hope that helps.
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2011
  11. gameroulette123

    gameroulette123 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Internet maketer
    Location:
    Berlin
    Lets say you earn $500 dollars in the first year, and then the next year you earn $100 do you get the form then or do you have to earn the full $600 in one year?
     
  12. Aug 15, 2011
  13. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    I'm pretty sure it goes by year. So as long as you don't make more than $600 each year you wouldn't need to file the 1099 form for that year. But I am not 100% on this.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2011
  15. CyberNerd

    CyberNerd Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing
    Location:
    Costa Rica
    I signed up an account for this site for my wife. (we are both non us citizens) She has been on a downswing and blew her bankroll. $20 a month was cheaper for me than keeping her pacific poker account funded. Well the first month she cashed first place in a tourney and won $20. When I tried to claim it they informed me that they would be withholding 30% of it. I contacted support asking why they were doing this. Their response is


    Preeti: How may I help you?
    ChicaCaliente: hello, I just claimed my first cash prize. why is there a 30% reduction when I claim it?
    Preeti: Let me check that for you. could you help me with your full name and your date of birth please
    Preeti:
    ChicaCaliente: ############################
    ChicaCaliente: jan 14 1963
    Preeti: Thank you. Please give me 2 minutes while I check that for you
    Preeti: Thank you for staying connected.
    Preeti: May I know if you a US Resident?
    ChicaCaliente: Costa Rican Citizen
    ChicaCaliente: I submitted my passport and address verifcation already
    Preeti: As per our Terms and conditions: Non US residents will be subject to back-up withholding for federal income tax purposes at 30%. Winners will be required to provide such documentation as the Federal Income Tax Regulations require.
    Preeti:
    ChicaCaliente: what?
    ChicaCaliente: I believe your terms say US residents, not non us residents
    Preeti: Please check the link below:
    Preeti: You must register/login in order to see the link.
    Preeti: Under the TAXES Heading number 8
    ChicaCaliente: I don't understand what sense that makes. I'm in Costa RIca and I pay taxes on my income here, not in the US
    ChicaCaliente: So I am going to be taxed 30% in the US and again here, there isn't much sense in playing
    Preeti: Sir, I understand your concern, however, what you can do is..
    Preeti: You can accumulate your winnings and claim all of them together
    ChicaCaliente: I will be terminating my membership now


    Can anyone explain this to me, I don't get it?
     
  16. Dec 17, 2011
  17. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    If your country does not have a tax treaty with the US they are going to keep it. It is the same as winning a poker tournament although the minimum for a tax form is $5000. Considering there is no specific legislation that permits their subscription service I would be suspicious and skeptical of these guys, especially since poker tournament wins do not require a W2G until a $5000 win.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2011
  19. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    That doesn't sound very fair at all :( Why 30%? That's a ton of tax. I don't think it's worth it to play there for you.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012
  21. jolub

    jolub Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I made deposits at two of them. When they both went belly up they kept my money and would not answer my emails. I'm done with them all.
     
  22. Mar 29, 2012
  23. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    If you use a credit card you should be protected. Never deposit with a debit card into these places.
     
  24. Mar 29, 2012
  25. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    content manager for affiliate sites
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    I would just like to offer up a tip about anyone that is paying to play at ClubWPT. There is a way to play for free there. You just need to send in an index card with specific details to request it.

    There's no need to pay the $19.95 each month unless you just don't feel like sending them the mail.
     
  26. Mar 31, 2012
  27. Bono2u2

    Bono2u2 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    House Wife/starting a small business
    Location:
    Florida
    (Hey there fellow floridian)
    Wish I would've known that, I joined em for a few months when I was leary of playing online. I didn't see the "point" cuz all u win is more "points" .... lol
     

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