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  • converge
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    Re: Poker Con

    There's gotta be a way to bring it to life .. it's just generally a rough location to bring about this kind of event. ie, drop money from the game itself and play for fun/bragging rights,possible prizes of sorts for various finishing spots... sell tshirts/sodas/snacks to raise money for EFF/HackerFoundation? ... but the Riv could get all kinds of nasty if they discovered service-related sales being made that they didn't get their cut on..

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  • russ
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    Yes, this is true. The costs were prohibitive. We were even trying to swing doing it as as fundraiser, but the Riveria is fairly strict on these type things. We're open to alternatives. I know there are a ton of folks at DC that would like to give this a shot. Is it worth us looking into it again? Maybe in a different format?

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  • TheCotMan
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    PokerCon was a new idea suggested for Defcon 14 and had its own [forum=105]contest subforum for planning and discussion[/forum]. You can check through the discussions there, which will be closed soon, and see that the list of requirements imposed by the casino would have made it difficult to be the fun, relaxed, environment as envisioned by the organizers.

    The hotel/casino required that the dealers must be professionals (I think provided for by the hotel at cost)
    Play in the game required that people buy seats long before the contest and/or limited to club members; sales of "seats" was not allowed on the same day.
    Money would be provided up-front.
    (more)

    Check out the threads in that forum for more information on what would be involved in having a PokerCon at Defcon in Las Vegas

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  • Vog
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    This would be a fun thing to set up at the Riveria.... is it possible to use them for our own tournament?

    Cheers,
    Vog

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  • Gun Nut
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    i will help out too

    i woudl be happy to lend a hand to get pokercon off the ground. just shoot me an e-mail and let me know what i can do

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  • kree
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    Originally posted by allentrace
    Details Forthcoming...I would also rather keep this on a private level to the forum members for the most part or at least people I know.... I enjoy Poker and have for the last 9 years so I am a little disgusted with many of the newer players and their so called skill...So if I can I would prefer people with talent and are not going to get pissed if they lose to play.
    As I said before I am in and am willing to help anyway i can just keep me informed, these days I have been really busy with work and have even gone as far as buying a sidekick so I can keep up with the going ons of defcon, just let me know. As far as skills well then we'll just have to see at the table, but I do agree on the whole fourum deal. Once again let me know.

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  • Quiet
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    Originally posted by allentrace
    I enjoy Poker and have for the last 9 years so I am a little disgusted with many of the newer players and their so called skill...So if I can I would prefer people with talent and are not going to get pissed if they lose to play.
    So, I take it that you also dislike the newbie players that...
    1) Hold out with a crappy hands until the end.
    2) Try to go "all in" during limit game.

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  • allentrace
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    Originally posted by Quiet_Wolf
    Is there a head count yet on who wants in?
    What day/time will this kick off?
    Will there be re-buys allowed? If so, how many times can you re-buy?
    Will there be mandatory blind increases? If so, what will the time periods be before the blind's are increased?
    Details Forthcoming...I would also rather keep this on a private level to the forum members for the most part or at least people I know.... I enjoy Poker and have for the last 9 years so I am a little disgusted with many of the newer players and their so called skill...So if I can I would prefer people with talent and are not going to get pissed if they lose to play.

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  • Quiet
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    Is there a head count yet on who wants in?
    What day/time will this kick off?
    Will there be re-buys allowed? If so, how many times can you re-buy?
    Will there be mandatory blind increases? If so, what will the time periods be before the blind's are increased?

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  • Kai
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    I'm in if anyone gets things worked out!

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by Quiet_Wolf
    You will have to get an okay with AP if you have it in a public area.
    Since entry to the AP requires a DefCon badge, or being an employee, could it be argued that the AP during DC is not public, but a private event?

    Will the AP still be closed to non DC people, or will they keep their casino open to the public?

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  • Quiet
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    Originally posted by allentrace
    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?
    I think this is me.
    I was a Wall of Sheep goon and I do work for a Gaming Agency in California.

    Not 100% on Nevada gaming laws, but if the AP is like other casinos in Vegas. What you do in your private room is your buisness. You will have to get an okay with AP if you have it in a public area.

    I'm willing to lend a hand if you need help with this.

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    If anything, you could just designate a room or two for private poker games (do we have access to the rooms that the forum meet was in last year?) - tournament style BYOB would be a little easier instead of $10 to buy booze while you play (which i DO think is a wonderful idea, but I dont think will fly well with DC organizers since it may be considered competition with the AP).

    I wouldnt worry too much about counterfeiting the kind of chips that we'd have, theorretically you wouldn't know until you made it to your table and if defcon, so if someone got caught cheating after we wrote "cheater" all over them in sharpie we'd throw the pool, so I think that would be pretty much covered.

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  • kree
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    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.

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  • big chopper
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    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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