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  25-Nov-13, 11:29   #1
PlayMoney chips question 0 
AlexandrosLM 
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Romania
Age: 23 (M)
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I found some sites who buy and sell playmoney chips on Pokerstars,Fulltilt and others.
My question is:Why would they buy playmoney chips?Price is $4/1million chips,or it's a scam.

     
  25-Nov-13, 12:08   #2
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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yeah i've seen a few of them as well...back in the days when p(.)kerstars were not offering to buy play money chips directly from them, those site operated semi legally, they had some clients who wanted to play with millions, but didn't feel like investing much time into accumulating such amounts themselves...nowadays p(.)kerstars states this:
"Chips can only be purchased through the ‘Purchase Play Money Chips’ option. Selling or buying Play Money chips from other players or sites is prohibited"...

     
  25-Nov-13, 12:56   #3
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marqis 

Joined: Sep '10
Location: Netherlands
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 1631
I think the idea is that high stakes playmoney has a better level of players, because they can't just reload every time they go bust and play at those levels (unless they buy chips).

A few years ago I played for playmoney on my phone (I did not want to do real money games on a phone), up to about 160.000 chips, and the level of play did get better on higher stakes (but not by a lot). Maybe the level of play gets decent at the million+ stakes?

But if you're going to pay $4 for 1 million chips, I'd rather play NL2 with it...

     
  25-Nov-13, 16:53   #4
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thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1346
Well you have to be crazy to pay for playchips...

But I heard stories of people that bought chips to play poker on facebook (which had also no value)
If you wanne play with playmoney, no problem with that, but there are so many fishes there it s easy to win there ... so just play solid poker and your playmoney bankroll will rise... and it will cost you nothing...

On the other hand if I had no money I would rather play freerolls that with playmoney...

     
  25-Nov-13, 22:55   #5
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Plexo 
Joined: Aug '09
Location: Chile
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 1336
This thread remind me when I sold 8 million of play chips for 20 bucks Big Smile .

In my case I use to play with playmoney. I build a nice bankroll and when I was playing a S&G one guy asked in the chat if someone wanted to sell playchips.

He transferred to me the real money and therefater I tranferred my playchips to him.
Few weeks later I realized that selling playmoney is not allowed by PS. Aww crap!
Big Smile

     
  26-Nov-13, 06:14   #6
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
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Posts: 3713
Posted by marqis:
high stakes playmoney



sorry all ....but this statement really make me laugh

     
  26-Nov-13, 09:54   #7
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
It's not a scam, as funny as it is, there are various reasons people play with play money, some reasons actually hold merit.

     
  26-Nov-13, 10:22   #8
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marqis 

Joined: Sep '10
Location: Netherlands
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 1631
Posted by magatt966:
Posted by marqis:
high stakes playmoney



sorry all ....but this statement really make me laugh

Yeah, I enjoy a good paradox...

     
  26-Nov-13, 10:49   #9
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
They are not scam, in fact this buisness exploded after back friday of poker when all US players could not play anymore for real money on stars or ftp.

They liked the sites and they were tempted to play with play money on high stakes PL tables.

Still i remember some fishy sites did not pay the sellers of play money chips.

     
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