Where's the winning money comes from

    • TheClowns
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      Hi, I think the question is already on the title. I'm asking that question because I want to know if you guys know where your winning money comes from. What's the % of the winning money comes from addictive gambler (probably illness from a lot of these)? What's the % of the winning money comes from recreationnal player (player who have fun and that don't put them in trouble losing this money)? Others (who are they)?

      When we see somes players that lost a lot money on a room (we saw somes that lost 40k$, it's a lot of money all that ?( ) does the rooms takes some measures to be sure that's not illness?

      Maybe my english is bad and maybe I didn't take the goods words. Thank you to understand my english leaks ;( .
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    • RahXephon1
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      I'd say lots of it comes from addicted persons. I'd also say that those persons need to give the money away, if they couldn't play they would horse bet, drive too fast in cars or kill themselves with drugs.

      Some people have troubles controlling their impulses, not taking money from them is not really helping them since they'll find someone else. I would only not play against a person like that if he was my friend since making friends miserable is not something I would do for some money.
    • fun101rockets
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      honestly i dont really care who i win money from. as long as i win money im happy.
    • TheClowns
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      I send a mail to FTP asking them the question. I think they are probably in measure to give me an approximate % of these statistic.
    • Zemnieks11
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      There are a lot of very rich people who just like to play or some guys who are new to this game but plays at big limits their whole salary off!
    • ihufa
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      most if it comes from me
    • elhh82
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      most of it comes from the space clown



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    • Zemnieks11
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      ahh me how could i forget about space clown in my reply... :D :f_biggrin:
    • elhh82
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      btw, i just realise the OP's nick is.. TheClowns, lol
    • DecMate
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      why do you need to know this anyway?
    • TheClowns
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      Originally posted by DecMate
      why do you need to know this anyway?
      :baby: ! How could you ask? I think this question will affect me for the rest of my life :baby: !!
    • Dragar
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      Originally posted by TheClowns
      Originally posted by DecMate
      why do you need to know this anyway?
      :baby: ! How could you ask? I think this question will affect me for the rest of my life :baby: !!

      ??? No it won't...... and if it does.... oh man.. not good
    • TheClowns
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      I think I'm sending too many mails to FTP. It's longer to longer for them to answer me. I'm probably try to send some to Pokerstars instead. Annoying one than annoying the other. This is probably the best option to have a less annoying image.
    • KidPokersKid
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      Originally posted by Zemnieks11
      There are a lot of very rich people who just like to play or some guys who are new to this game but plays at big limits their whole salary off!
      I think at the mid stakes(sometimes high stakes) these are the guys that are going to pay you off in the long run, either they are rich and don't care about losing or they think they are better than they are or chasing losses by moving up.

      TBH i think more addicted gamblers would hit up the live casinos rather than online, i read an article somewhere that people who play online are less likely to become compulsive/addicted gamblers.
    • TheClowns
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      «If we have some reason to believe player has a gambling problem, account will be permanently closed and we will make sure that his/her computers / credit cards can't be used on Full Tilt anymore.

      We don't have any statistics about our players, but generally speaking most of the losing players get their money from normal work and just play poker few hours per week for entertainment. »

      There's the response from FTP. It sounds good.