Australia

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    • JohnJames97
      JohnJames97
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      Joined: 21.07.2008 Posts: 173
      Hey Mate,

      Im located in Central Queensland, been playing for 14 months.
      5 Months ago joined Pokerstrategy. Got up to Platinum.
      Went live at Brisbane, first attempt recently. lost a bit.
      At the moment am doing first major audit on my game to, plug leaks, etc.
      Am trying trial version of Holdem Manager software (HEM), looks promising.

      Where are u located, do/have u played live ?
      Whats been your poker journey/experience ?
      Do u trust that the online poker is truly legitimate ?

      I intend to re - locate at some stage to live near a casino and play professionally.

      Am possibly interested in setting up a "Poker House", somewhere at that stage.

      Cheers and Wealth
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      hey JohnJames97.
      What limits are you playing?
      I'm currently living in Newcastle (2 hours north of Sydney).
      I play live games regularly, not as much as I like but I work for a Poker company called Aussie Hold'em Poker.
      It's mainly based in Newcastle but slowly spreading down to Sydney and as far as Port Macquarie.

      Poker Journey, I pretty much started as a Live MTT player.
      That's were I'm most comfortable and strongest.
      It's only the last 8 months or so I've slowly adapted to Online Poker.
      Took me awhile.
      And as for online poker being legitimate or rigged, I think its a load of crap, its not rigged, its 100% legit, the only thing that goes wrong on Online poker is the players using multiple accounts and collusion.

      There isn't anymore straights or flushes being dealt on stars than there is on PartyPoker or any of that weird stuff.

      There is Jupiters up in Brisbane somewhere isnt there?
      other than that there is Star city in sydney and Crown casino in melbourne, goodluck turning pro.

      "Poker House"?? what do you mean?

      Thankyou and goodluck to you too :D
    • maysie1
      maysie1
      Basic
      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1
      this quiz is absolute bullshit dude. how many questions am i allowed to get wrong?
    • andrewkd
      andrewkd
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      Joined: 20.11.2008 Posts: 108
      Hey guys,

      Melbourne here. playing live at Crown is pretty damm good. Its a fantastic room.

      Good luck with it all.

      Maysie1, the quiz in your mind may be BS, but seriously, read the articles, all the answers are contained in there. Make sure you read them properly whilst doing the test.
      Just so you know, from everything that i have gathered, it wasn't designed for people just to sign up and get some cash, it was designed for people that really want to get somewhere and learn.
    • GunFlavoured
      GunFlavoured
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      Joined: 19.10.2008 Posts: 626
      Hi guys,

      I'm from Adelaide, been playing for the last couple of months while i'm at uni/ on holidays. Has anyone managed to find any decent tournaments that start at a reasonable time?

      Cheers,
      Chris
    • Sai7
      Sai7
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      Joined: 19.02.2008 Posts: 135
      heya,

      im from Sydney, looking to play a bit more during summer hols as well. Haven't heard of your company Kyle, what do you guys actually do?
      Hold tournaments and stuff?

      I don't really play live, only place to play is really local clubs and star city. Don't really like star city, $1/2 blinds with max 80 buyin and a $5 fee per hour doesn't sound too enticing to me.
      Anyone in syd found there's a lot of fish there? I just find online is more convenient, although i'm still playing NL5/10 when i play cash because i'm almost completely lost, seems totally different to SnGs.

      What kind of tournaments you looking for Gunflavoured?
      Live or online?
      There's heaps of online tournaments at decent times for aussies on stars, i'm planning to make a move there once i get a specific bank account for online poker.
      Don't wanna risk having my savings stolen.
    • Chazza
      Chazza
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      Joined: 18.12.2007 Posts: 118
      Hey guys,

      I'm in Sydney. I started off playing MTT in live freerolls with 'those' companies.

      Now I play FL online and hopefully I'll head into the casino soon and give it a run there. I haven't had a chance to play a lot lately but I have holidays soon and will be playing lots.

      Anyone else play FL? I'm struggling to find other Aussies who are interested. Mostly to do with the pub poker I think, so most people like SNG or NL. It'd be good to have another local to bounce Ideas off though.

      Anyone started an Aussie group in the community yet? If not I may get one going, let me know if your interested or if you set one up so I can join :)
    • Sergionia
      Sergionia
      Basic
      Joined: 15.12.2008 Posts: 1
      hey all
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Originally posted by Sai7
      Haven't heard of your company Kyle, what do you guys actually do?
      Hold tournaments and stuff?
      Yeah we hold NL Holdem Tournaments mostly around the Newcastle Area at pubs and clubs.
      We also do Casino nights for functions where we provide Blackjack, Roulette and Poker.
    • Sai7
      Sai7
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      Joined: 19.02.2008 Posts: 135
      oh thats cool Kyle, sounds like a fun job.

      @Chazza, there's an Australian community in PS already, not too many people have joined yet though haha.
      Sadly i don't play FL either haha.. but i'm really sucking at cash in general.
      SnGs are the way to go :)
    • andyb43
      andyb43
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      Originally posted by maysie1
      this quiz is absolute bullshit dude. how many questions am i allowed to get wrong?
      3...........if you don't find it easy, go study :tongue:
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Heya!

      Is it true that Australia has 0% taxes on gambling earnings + poker like England ?

      If so might be interesting =)
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      I think so, :D
    • andrewkd
      andrewkd
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      Joined: 20.11.2008 Posts: 108
      once again, it all comes down to the perseption of amature v. professional.

      Joe Hachem's WSOP win in 05 was heavy looked at by the tax office. i think he was ok in the end, but i do beleive that "professional gamblers" do have to declare their winnings.

      but i do beleive there is a way of fighting it if you hold another job that you do more hours at a week. This is your main source of income even though it may be lower than gambling winnings, you gamble less hours a week.

      i can't be certain, but i was sure that i have heard something along those lines.
    • GunFlavoured
      GunFlavoured
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      Joined: 19.10.2008 Posts: 626
      Originally posted by Chazza
      Hey guys,

      I'm in Sydney. I started off playing MTT in live freerolls with 'those' companies.

      Now I play FL online and hopefully I'll head into the casino soon and give it a run there. I haven't had a chance to play a lot lately but I have holidays soon and will be playing lots.

      Anyone else play FL? I'm struggling to find other Aussies who are interested. Mostly to do with the pub poker I think, so most people like SNG or NL. It'd be good to have another local to bounce Ideas off though.

      Anyone started an Aussie group in the community yet? If not I may get one going, let me know if your interested or if you set one up so I can join :)
      Hi,

      I'm looking for some decent big online tournaments, I'm on stars atm and all the good ones start at 4am. I guess I could go in the 180 person regular ones, I think I'm just being picky lol.
    • SeanBurchell
      SeanBurchell
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      Joined: 08.01.2009 Posts: 21
      hey everyone, new aussie blood on the forum.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Originally posted by SeanBurchell
      hey everyone, new aussie blood on the forum.
      Awesome, good to see.
      Where a bout's are you from?
    • SeanBurchell
      SeanBurchell
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      Joined: 08.01.2009 Posts: 21
      sydney st george area
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Cool.
      I remember watching my first live NRL game in St george.
      Was the dragons vs broncos.
      something like a 40 degree day.