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Online Poker's 20th Anniversary

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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by "T".
January 1, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of online poker, ever since Planet Poker became the very first virtual card room to host real-money games. Planet Poker ran online poker games at approximately nine months before the film Rounders launched in movie theaters. If you have played at Planet Poker in the past, you will surely feel those nostalgic, and for sure you have been one of those who patie[...]   Read more » Online Poker's 20th Anniversary

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  31-Jan-18, 09:40   #1
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doubletop777 
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I really thought that Online poker had been around for more than 20 years because i can't remember a time that it wasn't there. Happy Birthday to online poker and may there be many more!!

     
  31-Jan-18, 10:04   #2
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CALICUL 
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very interesting this article, tells who was the pioneer who launched real money poker. Another thing to remember is that UIGEA made it a crime for all financial institutions to process illegal online gambling transactions. To understand that almost online gambling is illegal or were at that time? now institutions can track this money much easier if they do their job well and large rooms have been legalized in many countries. I'm curious that there is Planet Poker or they have disappeared. I will now look to see their story.

     
  31-Jan-18, 11:28   #3
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
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That was some interesting info.
I didnt know that online poker was up for that long, neither the first site,
that started the revolution Smile
lots of things have changed since then, with the scenery being clear the last couple of years.

     
  31-Jan-18, 23:58   #4
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waoz 

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Happy Birthday to online poker

     
  1-Feb-18, 07:05   #5
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Sandmanilo 
Joined: Mar '10
Location: Russian Federation
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During this 20 years online poker have gone through various times. Let's hope that the best times are still ahead! I've been introduced to online poker in 2010, and very happy that discovered such a great game.

     
  1-Feb-18, 10:01   #6
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
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The most beautiful thing would be like these big poker rooms to make some freerolls with good prizes in honor of 20 years anniversary, to respect players by offering some exciting sums of money. Is a thing to be taken into account by pokerstars, 888 poker, party poker, full tilt or others but of course this will not happen.

     
  1-Feb-18, 11:47   #7
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Mober 
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Location: Greece
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If it could all start again.
With all the sites we had available and all the freerolls.
You could win good money daily by playing all the freerolls.
At some point you couldnt keep a track on them, and play them all together Smile

     
  1-Feb-18, 15:43   #8
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Calmplay 

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Online poker compared to 10 years ago is very tough now, the competition is hard. Happy Birthday to it the only sad thing is the Black Friday the day online poker changed.



     
  1-Feb-18, 16:04   #9
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bowie1984 

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It was always hard being a consistent player, but after every boom there were a truckload off new players who's ability to loose was greater than ours. Then they've gotten schooled and either became seasoned regulars or gave up playing online altogether.

     
  2-Feb-18, 12:15   #10
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pochui 

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I fcukin remember planet poker, I played there for fun, and also sit and go freerolls, this was the place I started paying online poker then moved to absolute bet und ultimate bet again only freerolls, then party poker and then full tilt and pokerstars...

     
  2-Feb-18, 16:45   #11
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bowie1984 

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Posted by pochui:
...this was the place I started paying online poker then moved to absolute bet und ultimate bet again only freerolls, then party poker and then full tilt and pokerstars...

I started at Party, with only just playmoney. Back then I did not have the necessery funding during college to do it for real. Then came UltimaBet, PS, FullTilt, Unibet etc.

     
  2-Feb-18, 20:11   #12
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dule-vu 

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well cant believe that already passed 20 years after dealing first online poker card!I had only 12 years,so cant tell that I knew something about it,but when I look at this moment it looks like we have online poker for lot more years!just can hope that this new generation wont change normal poker with this new stupid ways of online playing,like many sites have now!

     
  3-Feb-18, 07:34   #13
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Sandmanilo 
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Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by pochui:
...this was the place I started paying online poker then moved to absolute bet und ultimate bet again only freerolls, then party poker and then full tilt and pokerstars...

I started at Party, with only just playmoney. Back then I did not have the necessery funding during college to do it for real. Then came UltimaBet, PS, FullTilt, Unibet etc.

I also remember AP/Ultimate Bet. This was a poker room in which I had managed to win my first tourney back in 2010. The prize was about $100, and I was very happy about that Big Smile Sad, that their history finished so badly

     
  3-Feb-18, 10:06   #14
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CALICUL 
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the first time when i played online poker he was in the full tilt poker room. A friend came to me to help for create my account and after this i played in Romania Freeroll. It was before the black friday in 2008 or 2009 . Few countries each with her freeroll. Beautiful times which i would to see again with original full tilt software.

     
  3-Feb-18, 17:30   #15
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T3ddyKGB 

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Posted by doubletop777:
I really thought that Online poker had been around for more than 20 years because i can't remember a time that it wasn't there. Happy Birthday to online poker and may there be many more!!


acutally im surprised its been around for so long, if you consider internet exisits since 20 years (or least it started to be a mass-medium). i started very late with online poker - 3 months before i signed with BRM - because i never trusted these poker providers and if you see the history.. i wasnt that wrong Big Smile untill BRM sponsored me a few Dollar to start off which im still thankful else i probably still wouldnt be playing online.

     
  4-Feb-18, 00:30   #16
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bowie1984 

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Posted by T3ddyKGB:
acutally im surprised its been around for so long, if you consider internet exisits since 20 years (or least it started to be a mass-medium)

Dunno about that mass medium thing, I fairly remember having internet in my elementary school around 95-96 and we were not even a fancy school at all. The popularity of it grew exponencially when more and more families could have afford having personal computers at home closer to the millenium.

     
  4-Feb-18, 23:38   #17
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T3ddyKGB 

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Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by T3ddyKGB:
acutally im surprised its been around for so long, if you consider internet exisits since 20 years (or least it started to be a mass-medium)

Dunno about that mass medium thing,The popularity of it grew exponencially when more and more families could have afford having personal computers at home closer to the millenium.


thats what i meant with mass medium. started after win95 came out with its userfriendly interface (or win 98, around that time anayways) aproximatly 20y now. internet exist longer ofc but only a handful had it.

     
  5-Feb-18, 02:46   #18
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
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Posted by T3ddyKGB:
Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by T3ddyKGB:
acutally im surprised its been around for so long, if you consider internet exisits since 20 years (or least it started to be a mass-medium)

Dunno about that mass medium thing,The popularity of it grew exponencially when more and more families could have afford having personal computers at home closer to the millenium.


thats what i meant with mass medium. started after win95 came out with its userfriendly interface (or win 98, around that time anayways) aproximatly 20y now. internet exist longer ofc but only a handful had it.

Oh, sorry my bad - I did not get your sentiment right.

     
  5-Feb-18, 07:20   #19
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Mysik86 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 994
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday Online Ppoker
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu... Big Smile


PS. Admin - why word "p o k e r" is banned?

     
  5-Feb-18, 10:00   #20
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12718
It is not banned. At least from BRM.
I bet you have an ad blocker on and blocks that also along with the adds.
And it is not only the word poker that it blocks, but at some point names of sites also Smile
Try with ti disabled.

     
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