A final caution is about the auction houses that sell
ecasino accounts at a discount. This is just a round
about way of getting a bonus, but it adds another
party to the transaction, doubling the circumference
of the runaround.
In December 1999 a person using the Internet handle
Albino mansO Posted to Usenet a long detailedMonte
Cristo Casino andJohn Abbott's auction at Gone Gainbling.com.
Manso states he bought an account for $401 at auction
which was worth some amount more in casino credits.
He states he won $545, but Monte Cristo failed to
send promised winnings. From what can be puzzled out
from the messy e-mails, he began complaining to the
auction house, which eventually refunded his credit
card, and said it was out of the picture. For its
part, the casino's explanation seems to be that its
deal was with the auction site, so its obligation
was to it and not the player.
See: rec.gambling.misc, Wed, 08 Dec 1999, "Subject:
Beware of Monte Cristo Casino: they didn't pay me."
This chapter has focused a lot on the slime that can
be found in Internet gambling, but the usual experience
is actually pretty good. The one single thing that
smooths out transactions the best, even at most beef
casinos, is to give them lots of play. The player
above claimed he gave them $1,000 in action, double
the deposit, which is oftentimes not enough when winning.
The best protection is still to look like a gambler;
even crooks are nice when they think there is more
coming. Picking web casinos to give lots of play to
can be boiled down to a few rules.
beauty of online poker games is that on the surface
it is a game of utter simplicity,
yet beneath the surface it is profound,
rich, and full of subtlety. Because
online poker games basic rules are so simple, anyone
can learn online poker games in a few minutes,
and novice players may even think
they're pretty good after a few hours.
From the expert's point of view, the
veneer of simplicity that deludes
so many players into thinking they're
good is the profitable side of the
games beauty. It doesn't take long
for pool players or golfers to realize
they're outclassed and to demand that
a match be handicapped, but losers
in online poker games return to the table over
and over again, donating their money
and blaming their losses on bad luck,
not bad play