Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:34 PM
I'm all cashed out. Kind of regretting it now, but I thought it would be a good time for a forced break and see how everything pans out in the next few months.Here was my reasoning. I don't want to get caught in some sort of cross radar by the IRS, where they note everyone who pulls out from Neteller. I wanted to get out before the law was passed because I don't want to get flagged by the government. We all know Big Brother is watching us at this point, and it's not like I cheat on my taxes, but let's just say the money I make and have outside of poker is a lot more important to me and I want to fly under the radar as much as possible. Also, I was having a really weird run of bad beats the last few days. I lost to 4 of a kind ace kicker ALL ON THE FLOP, while holding jacks and Queens twice in one day. That raised a serious red flag. Who knows.....Better to be safe than sorry right?Plus I can just go to the Bike, Commerce, and various home games in the LA area...Let's all hope they get this figured out, allow online poker to do it's business within the US, regulate it, tax it, whatever.....but at least this way we'll have more security when we gamble. It really should be just like Vegas, except online. No question.This also leads me to believe, some of the sites owned by US citizens, a la FullTilt, Pokerstars, etc just may have positioned themselves in a good spot with politicians, maybe not this administration or Bill Frist obviously. But there are a lot of politicians to lobby in this country and political climates change very quickly.....especially if there's grease in their pockets.....know what I'm saying? I wouldn't be surprised if this was a backdoor ambush by some major corporations out of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, to somehow and manuveur the money back into the states at some point.Because let's face it, this is what this whole thing is about. Money was flowing freely in and out of the US, without our government getting a kickback, and in the history of this country that's never been allowed.