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The most unexpected nationality you have seen playing poker
 

  3-Oct-12, 09:40   #1
Have you ever seen a person from " " playing poker? 0 
sadamman 

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Maybe a bit borderline racist, but I do not intend it. I just think its interesting that either you don't get, or I have never managed to stumble upon players of certain nationalities. So kinda two questions. Is there any nationalities where when you've seen somebody from that country, you have thought "I've never seen anyone from there playing poker?" Also is there any nationalities you've never came across and think its strange?

Until recently, I'd never seen a Japanese person playing poker, its probably cultural thing as to why you rarely see them, I'd expect. I've also seen somebody from Kazakhstan which surprised me for some reason. Also I've never came across a Korean person, there must be somebody in Korea who plays online poker. I've never seen anyone from Africa either, probably got something to do with them living in poverty, but I can't even recall ever seeing anyone from Egypt or South Africa either.

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Whilst doing a poll trying to think of countries. I realised as strange as it is that I've never came across anybody from some of these countries. There's pretty obvious reasons for most. But Iceland and Jamaica, What is going on there?

Edited by sadamman (Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 09:50 GMT)


     
  3-Oct-12, 10:06   #2
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lukasb 

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Once saw a player from Iran. I found that unusual since gambling is forbidden there isn't it?

     
  3-Oct-12, 10:08   #3
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zeroster 

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I saw a player on Stars last week from Nepal.

     
  3-Oct-12, 11:23   #4
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Mysik86 

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I've seen a lot of people from Putinland Smile And you didn't mention this country on your list Big Smile

     
  3-Oct-12, 12:48   #5
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Doarulle 
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I've saw a lot of people from all country on FTP... the most interesting person was "iamphantom" from "narnia" :| serriously ? Phanton from Narnia Smile))

     
  3-Oct-12, 13:00   #6
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Greenmohave 

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I have seen palyers from Korean Republic, Iran and Jerusalem, but I don't recall any from the list you've made.
I don't think is racist to discuss or ask about the various nationalities which may or may not play poker. I actually think it's unique to play or even here in BRM to discuss poker with so many worldly people. It's nice to know that we can share opinions about a subject that we all enjoy, get frustrated about, laugh about or at times even hate the game.

One thing no matter is, we may disagree on some subjects, but for the most part we agree we like playing poker. BRM is a special place with great people. I never stay mad at someone on a subject matter and can go on to the next without holding personal judgement.

     
  3-Oct-12, 13:28   #7
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Mober 
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Cant say it was unexpected, but the most unusual from the list you are giving
it was Turkmenistan, and that because it was the very first time seeing one.
Ive seen players from the rest of the list, more than a couple of times.
Of course there are sites where you cant see place of origin, or others
where you can put whatever you like, so that limits the whole thing.

     
  3-Oct-12, 14:02   #8
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Sorin888 
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You have to take into consideration that in some contries the access to poker sites is restricted and in some sites you can choose what to show about location (no matter is real or not).Example Full Tilt where you can swich locations

     
  3-Oct-12, 17:39   #9
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sadamman 

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Posted by Mober:
Cant say it was unexpected, but the most unusual from the list you are giving
it was Turkmenistan, and that because it was the very first time seeing one.
Ive seen players from the rest of the list, more than a couple of times.
Of course there are sites where you cant see place of origin, or others
where you can put whatever you like, so that limits the whole thing.


So you've seen people from Nigeria and Nicaragua playing online poker. I doubt it.

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I was kinda saying add your own too.

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Posted by Greenmohave:
I don't think is racist to discuss or ask about the various nationalities which may or may not play poker.


I know it's not, but I know its a sensitive subject and some people take offence to things which aren't offensive, or aren't meant to be. And me saying, or making out you don't get people from certain countries playing poker. People may find that offensive for me to say, because certain places they obviously don't have money to gamble.

Edited by sadamman (Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 17:50 GMT)


     
  3-Oct-12, 18:06   #10
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Mysik86 

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Posted by Greenmohave:
I have seen palyers from Korean Republic, Iran and Jerusalem, but I don't recall any from the list


Jerusalem is not the city - it's the major city in Israel Blink

     
  3-Oct-12, 18:26   #11
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rbdflyboy 

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Not too often... and yes been at a table playing against people from Nigeria and Nicaragua. If memory sevess me right in the past couple of weeks on Stars playin PLO. Although uncommon they are out there. Up until very recently China and Japan as well in the past week. People can play using a phone nowadays...so why not give it a try? The only place on your list I have not seen a person from is Turkmenistan...bet it won't be long. At FTP used Christmas Island...just bcoz it seemed like a kool place.

     
  3-Oct-12, 19:00   #12
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pochui 

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ok here are some of the countries that i haven't seen players on any poker site i played (neither live): a-z list: antigua and barbuda, belize, benin, bhutan, botswana, brunei, burkina faso, burma, burundi, chad, comoros, djibouti, ethiopia, gabon, grenada, guinea-bissau, kenya, north korea...ahh forget it- lots of potential for growth Big Smile

     
  3-Oct-12, 22:20   #13
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damosk 
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Yep. The most surprising country I have seen was recently and it was a player claiming to be from IRAN. I was really surprised...thinking about it Im not sure why I was surprised, but I was. Didnt get to see how well they did as moved tables and fiorgot all about them!

     
  4-Oct-12, 00:28   #14
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ayaraled 
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I played someone from outer space last time....hahahaaha... I think i have never played some from antartica ot at the arctic circle but i understand that if there is internet there will always be online poker....

     
  4-Oct-12, 20:16   #15
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Macubaas 
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Good selection of countries OP, frankly i do not remember seing people from those countries playing poker...

Still as i already posted some time ago on the BRM forum i saw back on FTP a player from Antarctica that was playing on real money Smile

     
  4-Oct-12, 21:02   #16
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uhhcallmi 

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i've played a dude once from morrocco and quatar ,but haven't met any afghani's or iraki's,, probably

too busy playing ''wargames''. Confused Confused Confused Sad Sad Sad Smile Heart Spade Diamond Club

oops, forgot,, lately i notice some players from turkey at the tables...

     
  5-Oct-12, 17:50   #17
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Mober 
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Why you find it so strange that some one can play poker from those countries,
and you doubt it?
In every country that has internet connection, no matter what its economic status is,
there are the lucky people, or more privileged if you like.

     
  5-Oct-12, 18:00   #18
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sadamman 

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Posted by Mober:
Why you find it so strange that some one can play poker from those countries,
and you doubt it?
In every country that has internet connection, no matter what its economic status is,
there are the lucky people, or more privileged if you like.


Because I play all the time, and am pretty much a 24 hr person who stays up all night then hibernates for a day. I doubt it because I've never seen them although I play at more suitable times for people from those sorts of countries, than someone from England. Maybe it was on Ipoker and it was someone taking the piss, where you seen people from crazy nations.

     
  6-Oct-12, 15:50   #19
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mazas 
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several times i saw players from Honduras and malaysia so i think very soon all asia regional peoples will play more poker and we all easy can earn cheap money from them Smile
players from africa plays very offten on poker tables so for me from asia peoples is really not very offten playing poker
good luck and be happy

     
  6-Oct-12, 18:28   #20
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Mober 
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Malaysia is getting pretty common lately all over the net.
If you play any online games you will be surprised how many Malaysians are playing.
They are into the electronics so its not weird the amount of users they are getting
as time passes.

     
  7-Oct-12, 20:15   #21
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HenryMinute 

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Posted by sadamman:
Posted by Mober:
Cant say it was unexpected, but the most unusual from the list you are giving
it was Turkmenistan, and that because it was the very first time seeing one.
Ive seen players from the rest of the list, more than a couple of times.
Of course there are sites where you cant see place of origin, or others
where you can put whatever you like, so that limits the whole thing.


So you've seen people from Nigeria and Nicaragua playing online poker. I doubt it.

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I was kinda saying add your own too.

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Posted by Greenmohave:
I don't think is racist to discuss or ask about the various nationalities which may or may not play poker.


I know it's not, but I know its a sensitive subject and some people take offence to things which aren't offensive, or aren't meant to be. And me saying, or making out you don't get people from certain countries playing poker. People may find that offensive for me to say, because certain places they obviously don't have money to gamble.

I am extremely offended that you might insinuate that I might become offended by something inoffensive. Angry Tongue

     
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