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    While at Defcon 12 I discovered that several of the attendees had a passion for poker specifically No Limit Hold Em. I have played around with this idea for some time thinking it might be feasible. My set up would go like this: By in for 10 bucks which will get you unlimited drinks and snacks while playing, with the winner of the tournament winning the prize of the by ins. My main dilemma with this is that with AP going Casino will this pose any problems with the AP management and specifically Nevada gaming laws because technically speaking there is no gambling going on, the purse being awarded to the overall winner. A goon who I talked to at Defcon who worked with gambling in California seemed quite knowledgeable on the subject and I thought it might work. Any comments?
    Did Everquest teach you that?

  • #2
    The AP will be a gambling hotel by the time we are there again. I like the idea, but remember that some of the folks need to save up in advance for a freakin' t-shirt from Defcon. They are in no rush to gamble.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by astcell
      The AP will be a gambling hotel by the time we are there again. I like the idea, but remember that some of the folks need to save up in advance for a freakin' t-shirt from Defcon. They are in no rush to gamble.
      Is it blackbeetle that I need to e-mail my idea to if I wanted to add a Defcon Poker Con banner to the event to cover any legal issues with using the Defcon Logo? Yeah I agree that money for tee shirts and swag comes first so I was toying with the idea of having it Sunday night that way it does not interfere with Forum Meet, B and W Ball, Toxic BBq Ect.... I also though of adding the Defcon Card Deck that I bought from Jinx (which they only had 35 left when I ordered) as part of the prize.
      Did Everquest teach you that?

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      • #4
        allentrace, I'd love to be in that game. I see your 56k moden and raise you a wireless PCMCIA card....

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        • #5
          Hell, I'm all in! Just make sure there is some grey goose and hypno, or hell I'll bring that just bring a good game.
          If there is a Church of WiFi, then this is it's !

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          • #6
            Originally posted by astcell
            allentrace, I'd love to be in that game. I see your 56k moden and raise you a wireless PCMCIA card....
            I will call and re-raise with 2 access points. I will call your bluff.

            Originally posted by kree
            Hell, I'm all in! Just make sure there is some grey goose and hypno, or hell I'll bring that just bring a good game.
            There will be plenty of that an ABSOLUT, just remember to bring your id.
            Last edited by allentrace; October 31, 2004, 20:35.
            Did Everquest teach you that?

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            • #7
              I don't bluff. I see you access points and raise you no spam for life.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by allentrace
                just remember to bring your id.
                Hey, I'll bring my id. You just bring your wallet, so I can take all your money. SON!
                If there is a Church of WiFi, then this is it's !

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                • #9
                  Has anyone ever riden a motorcycle in a poker run? You ride to a few pre determined locations, draw a card at each stop, after the fifth card and final stop, best hand wins a percentage of the pot.

                  A poker run, Defcon sytle could be interesting.....
                  Replace the bike with a laptop and wireless card, and instead of riding to a distant location to draw a card, one would need to perform some type of task on their laptop before drawing the card.

                  Just a thought...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Clp727
                    Has anyone ever riden a motorcycle in a poker run? You ride to a few pre determined locations, draw a card at each stop, after the fifth card and final stop, best hand wins a percentage of the pot.

                    A poker run, Defcon sytle could be interesting.....
                    Replace the bike with a laptop and wireless card, and instead of riding to a distant location to draw a card, one would need to perform some type of task on their laptop before drawing the card.

                    Just a thought...
                    A Laptop on a moving motorcycle? <sarcasm\> Frig an Egg, could this be the future of wardriving ladies and gentlemen.....dare I call it Warcycling.</Sarcasm Ended>
                    Did Everquest teach you that?

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                    • #11
                      "Warcycling"...now thats an idea! And maybe helmets made of aluminium foil??

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                      • #12
                        i see that we aren't talking about pokercon anymore, but some of my friends just put together a poker tournament of 90 people and here were some helpful resources they used.
                        www.homepokertourney.com

                        Another thing is, does anybody have alot of poker chips that they could use for it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zilo
                          Another thing is, does anybody have alot of poker chips that they could use for it.
                          Problem with conventional poker chips is they are tokens for something with more value. It is Vegas, after all, and considering the success of the savenger hunts of past, finding similar poker chips would be easy.

                          Even special-made chips for the con are at risk for counterfeiting.

                          If the AP will have a casino by DC13, and DC13 is there, they may be willing to provide chips and have the security to deal with counterfeiting.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TheCotMan
                            Even special-made chips for the con are at risk for counterfeiting.
                            In a typical tournament, the chips are made specially for the event (http://www.pokerchips.com/advertising/advertising.html). They are provided at buy-in and when the day's playing is over, the tournament organizers take your chips and keep them safe. The next day they give you your chips back (providing you're still in the play). You don't remove the chips from the table--ever.

                            --big chopper

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                            • #15
                              Don't get me wrong, I think it would be cool to have chip specially made for pokercon but what ever happened to the day's of put up or shut up? If you got cash, put it on the table, You got a nice watch, put it on the table, rings, key's to the car or house, Whatever, just put it on the table. If we need to get something going for pokercon as far as getting chips lets work on it together or something.
                              If there is a Church of WiFi, then this is it's !

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