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Slow        €  Euro
X-Slow        r  3+
Turbo        r* 1-3
LO variance        Hyper        c  3
HI variance        KO _        q  4
$ ~1K roll        Deep        q* 3,4
$$ ~2K roll        X-Deep        f  6+
$$$ ~3K+ roll        _xEntry        k  max1

TIME        SITE    VAR.    NAME        TYPE    $     CODE
—-        —-    —-    —-        —-    –     —-

5 15 am    Ongame    $    Sat to 54 Tkt    Turbo    8
6 15 am    Ongame    $    Sat to 54 Tkt    Turbo    8
7 15 am    Ongame    $    Sat to 54 Tkt    Turbo    8
10 00 am    P.Time    $    3K    r/a    Turbo    3    € r
10 45 am    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 26 Tkt     Turbo    6
11 00 am    True    $    0.5K    r/a    Slow    6    r
11 05 am    P.Time        Non-Gtd Bounty    Turbo    8    €
11 15 am    Ongame    $    Amethyst 1.6K     r/a    5    r
11 25 am    Ongame    $$    Sat to 75K      r/a Hyp    5    r
11 30 am    P.Time    $    1.25K     r/a    Turbo    3    € r
11 45 am    Ongame    LO    0.3K     r/a    Slow    2    r
11 45 am [SUN?]    Party    $    10K     r/a+        5    r
11 45 am ?????    Party    $$    1K    Deep    Slow    22
12 00 pm    Ongame    $$    Amethyst 1.5K    r/a    11    r
12 00 pm ?????    Party    $$    4K    r/a    Slow    11    r
12 00 pm    P.Time    $$    1.5K            22    €
12 00 pm [SUN]    P.Time    $$$    Sun.Drive 15K Deep Slow    200    €
12 05 pm    P.Time        Non-Gtd Bounty    Hyper    7    €
12 10 pm    Ongame    LO    Sat to 22 Tkt    Hyper    2
12 15 pm    Party    LO    0.75K        Slow    6
12 30 pm      P.Time        2.75K    r/a    Turbo    3    € r
12 30 pm  ***    888        2.5K    Deep     Slow    4
12 30 pm    True        0.4K Bnty Trbo    KO 2.5    11    k
12 35 pm  ????    Party    LO    Non-Gtd        Hyper    3
12 45 pm      Party    $    0.5K     ANTE UP         5
12 45 pm    Ongame        1K Barracuda r/a Hyper    5    r
12 50 pm MTWJF?    Party    $    5K            20
1 00 pm    Ongame    $    0.4K        Hyper    5
1 00 pm    True    $    Big10 1.2K Deep    Slow    11
1 00 pm    True    $    1.5K     r/a    Slow    6    r
1 00 pm     F.Tilt    HI    12K             26
??[SUN]    Party    $$    10K Super Bnty    KO 26    54
1 05 pm  ***    P.Time    $    5K     r/a        5     € r
1 15 pm    888    HI    5K         Deep    24
1 15 pm     Stars        3K            8
1 24 pm    888        Sat to Tornado    2r    10    r*
1 45 pm MTWJF?    Party    LO    5K     r/a+    Turbo    1    r
1 45 pm    P.Time        2.5K    r/a    Turbo    3    € r
1 50 pm    888    $    2.5K        Turbo    7
1 50 pm    P.Time        Non-Gtd    Bounty        11    €
2 00 pm    888    $    10K     r/a    Turbo    4     r
2 00 pm     Stars    HI    60K            11
2 00 pm [SUN]    888    $    15K Mega Dozen    x-Deep    12
2 00 pm  REG!    Ongame    $    Amethyst 3K(5K)    r/a    5    r
2 00 pm [SUN]    Party    $$$    200K        X-Slow    200
2 10 pm    P.Time    $$    2K            22    €
2 15 pm    Stars         1K        8-Max    4
2 15 pm    888    LO    1K            6
2 15 pm  REG!    Ongame    $    Sat to 54 tkt    Hyper    8
2 30 pm  ***    Stars        20K     r/a        3    r
2 30 pm    Stars    $$    4K     1r1a        5     c
2 30 pm    Stars        4K         KO 2.5    13    k
2 30 pm    888     $$    4K             22
2 30 pm    Party    $$    50K         Slow    50
2 35 pm    Ongame    $    Sat to 100 Tkt    Hyper
2 35 pm    P.Time    LO    0.25K     Big Ante    11    €
2 40 pm  ***    Party    $    Sat to 50 Tkt    r/a Trb    2    r
2 40 pm    F.Tilt    $    1K Escalator        11
2 40 pm     888    $$    7.5K    r/a        11    r
2 45 pm    Stars        8K        Turbo    4
2 45 pm    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 26 Tkt     Turbo    6
2 50 pm    Party    $     3K         Turbo    10
3 00 pm    True    LO    Big10 1K    Slow    5
3 00 pm    888        2K            11
3 00 pm    Intrtps        0.8K    Deep    Turbo    11
3 00 pm    Merge        1.5K            11
3 00 pm    Stars    HI    2K            22
3 00 pm    F.Tilt    HI    15K         Deep    26
3 05 pm    Party    $    Sat to 50 Tkt    Hyper    5
3 10 pm    888    $    3K    2r1a    Turbo    6
3 15 pm    Stars        10K Bounty Trb    KO 1    5    k
3 15 pm    Party    $$$    8K    r/a    Slow    20    r
3 30 pm    Party    LO    1.5K    Deep    Slow    2    r
3 30 pm    888    LO    1K        Hyper    3
3 30 pm       Ongame        Emerald 0.4K    Slow    11
3 30 pm    Stars    HI    10K            11
3 35 pm    Ongame    LO    Sat to 22 Tkt    Slow    2
3 40 pm    888    $$    Sat to Hurricane    24
3 45 pm    Stars    $    3K            5
3 45 pm  ***    888    LO    2K         Slow    11
3 50 pm    Ongame    $    Sat to 108 Tkt    Hyper    11
4 00 pm       Ongame     LO    0.4K        Slow    5
4 00 pm    Stars    HI    7.5K     2r1a        5     q
4 00 pm     True    $    Big10 2.5K    Slow    11
4 00 pm [SUN]    P.Time     $    Sun.Exprs 2.5K Deep Trb    11    €
4 00 pm    Party    $$$    12.5K    Deep         50
4 05 pm MTWJFS    P.Time    $    2.5K        Turbo    11    €
4 15 pm    Stars        3K              11
4 15 pm    Party        0.5K        Turbo    5
4 20 pm     P.Time        0.4K    1r1a    Turbo    5     € c
4 30 pm    Party        2.5K    Bounty    KO 1    5    k
4 30 pm    Stars    HI    8K            8
4 30 pm      Ongame    $$$    Sapphire 2K    Turbo    54
4 35 pm [THU]    888    $    Platinum Record        16
4 40 pm  ***    P.Time    LO    0.6K     2r1a        3    € q*
4 45 pm    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 26 Tkt     Turbo    6
4 45 pm    888        2.4K         Turbo    6
4 45 pm  ***    Stars    $    8K    Bounty    KO 5    10    k
5 00 pm    Ongame    LO    Stingray 1K r/a    Turbo    2    r
5 00 pm    Intrtps    LO    0.3K    Deep    Turbo    5
5 00 pm    True    $    Big10 2.5K Deep    Slow    11
5 00 pm    Ongame    $    Nightcap 0.6K    Turbo    11
5 00 pm  ***    888    $    5K     r/a        4     r
5 00 pm     F.Tilt    $    Five By Five    5xEntry    5
5 10 pm       Ongame    LO    Sat to 20 Tkt    Hyper    2
5 15 pm    Ongame        Sat to 54 Tkt        8
5 15 pm    Stars    HI    4K             16
5 20 pm    Party        1.5K     r/a    Turbo    5    r
5 30 pm       Ongame    LO    0.2K            5
5 30 pm    Intrtps    $    1K    r/a    Turbo    4    r
5 30 pm    Stars    $    4K     Bounty    KO 2.5    13    k
5 45 pm    888    $    3K         Frenzy    0.99     f
5 45 pm  ***    Party    $    4K    r/a        5    r
5 50 pm     P.Time    LO    Bedtime Bounty    KO 5    11    € k
6 00 pm    Intrtps    LO    0.4K    r/a        3    r
6 00 pm    Intrtps    $    0.5K    Deep    Turbo    11
6 00 pm    Party    $$    5K            20
6 00 pm    E.Jeux    $$    2.5K     r/a        12     r
6 00 pm     P.Time     $    3K    r/a    Turbo    5    € r
6 00 pm    Ongame    $    Midnight Oil 0.5K    22
6 00 pm     Party    $$    2.5K        Slow    33
6 15 pm    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 44OTF        5
6 15 pm     Party    $    0.5K        Turbo    5
6 20 pm  ***    Party    $    2K Bounty    KO 2    10    k
6 30 pm    888        1.2K            8
6 30 pm    Stars    $    5K     2r1a        4     q
6 30 pm    Ongame    $    BEACHES  1.5K r/a Trb    5    r
6 45 pm    Party    $    2K        Turbo    10
6 50 pm    Ongame    $    Sat to 108 Tkt    Hyper    11
6 55 pm    P.Time    LO    0.15K         Turbo    3    €
7 00 pm    Intrtps    LO    0.35K    Bounty    KO 3.5    7    k
7 00 pm    888        2K            11
7 00 pm    Stars        7.5K         Slow    11
7 00 pm    Merge        7.5K             11
7 00 pm    Party    $$$    8K    Deep        50
7 05 pm    Party    $    Sat to 50 Tkt    Hyper    5
7 15 pm    Stars        2K            8
7 15 pm     F.Tilt    $    Sat to 4K        5
7 15 pm    Ongame        Sat to 54 Tkt    Hyper    8
7 20 pm [SUN]    Party        2K     Deep        5
7 20 pm    888    $    Sat to Cyclone    2r Trb     7     r*
7 20 pm    Party    $    Sat to 100 Tkt        10
7 20 pm    F.Tilt        2K         Turbo    11
7 30 pm       Ongame        0.25K        Hyper    5
7 30 pm    Party        2K    r/a        5    r
7 30 pm     888    $$    1.5K         Slow    25
7 30 pm     P.Time     $    0.5K    r/a    Turbo    5    € r
7 45 pm    Stars         1K        8-Max    4
7 45 pm    Stars    $    Hot 5    5K    Turbo    5
7 45 pm    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 26 Tkt     Turbo    6
8 00 pm [SUN]    Party    $    2.5K    Turbo        5
8 00 pm        True    LO    0.3K            5
8 00 pm    Stars        3K     r/a        3     r
8 00 pm  ***    888    $    3K     r/a        5     r
8 00 pm    E.Jeux    $    2K         X-Deep    22
8 00 pm    True    $$    12.5K     Deep    Slow    27
8 00 pm    Party    $$$    6K             100
8 15 pm     Stars        3K     2r1a        5     q
8 30 pm    888    LO    0.3K (9 PAID)        5
8 30 pm [SUN]    Party         1K          Hyper    10
8 30 pm    Party    LO    1K HEADS UP    Turbo    10
8 30 pm  REG!    Intrtps        0.5K    r/a        4    r
8 45 pm    888        2K         Frenzy    0.99     f
9 00 pm    Stars         1.5K            4
9 00 pm    True    LO    0.3K    Deep    Turbo    5
9 00 pm    Intrtps    LO    0.2K     Bounty    KO 3     11    k
9 00 pm    Ongame    $    0.2K        Hyper    11
9 00 pm    F.Tilt    $$    4K            26
9 00 pm     Party    $$$    5K        Slow    50
9 15 pm    Stars    LO    0.75K         8-Max    4
9 15 pm    True    $    Sat to 2K        6
9 15 pm    Stars        2.5K            11
9 30 pm [SUN]    Party    $$$    5K            50
9 35 pm    888    $    0.4K    Bounty    KO 10    22    k
9 45 pm    Stars    LO    4K    1r1a        2    c
9 50 pm       Party        0.5K            5
10 00 pm    True         Non-Gtd    Cube    1r1a    3    c
10 00 pm    True    $    Big10 1K Deep    Slow    11
10 00 pm    True    $    2K (4k)    r/a    Slow    6    r
10 05 pm      Party    $    Sat to 50 Tkt r/a Turbo    2    r
10 11 pm    Party    LO    RED CLUB Non-Gtd Slow    10
10 15 pm    Stars    LO    3K    r/a        2    r
10 15 pm    888    $     1K         Slow    22
10 30 pm    Party    $    1K Bounty Turbo    KO 4    20    k
10 30 pm    Intrtps    LO    0.2K    Bounty    KO 2    7    k
10 30 pm    True    $    Trb10 1.2K X-Deep Trb    11    r
10 45 pm    Stars         1K        8-Max    4
10 45 pm    F.Tilt    $    Sat to 26 Tkt     Turbo    6
10 55 pm    Party        Sat to 50 Tkt    Hyper    5
11 00 pm    True    LO    Big10 0.5K Deep    Slow    5
11 00 pm    888    $    2K     r/a    Turbo    4     r
11 00 pm    P.Time    $    € 0.3K     1r1a        5     € c
11 00 pm    Party    $$    2.5K        Hyper    20
11 30 pm    888    $    0.5K ‘The 7’    Turbo    7
11 30 pm     Intrtps        0.25K    r/a        5    r
???    Party        1K        Turbo    10
11 45 pm    888        1.2K         Frenzy    0.99    f
11 45 pm     Stars    $    3.5K    1r1a        3    c
12 00 am    888    $    1.2K    Deep    Turbo    12
12 00 am    Intrtps    $    0.4K    1r1a         6    c
12 00 am  ***    Party    $$    2K        Slow    20
12 15 am    888    LO    0.5K            6
12 30 am    Party    LO    0.75K         Turbo    5
1 00 am     Party        0.5K             10
1 00 am    888    LO    0.4K     Bounty    KO 5    11
1 00 am    True    LO    0.5K    Deep     Turbo    5
1 30 am    Party        0.5K            5
2 00 am    Party    $    0.5K        Turbo    20
2 30 am    Party        0.5K         Hyper    5
3 05 am     Party        Sat to 50 Tkt r/a Turbo    2    r

Categories: Uncategorized

More and more illiterate support

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected‏

Playboy Poker (support@playboypoker.com)
5:36 PM
To: L U-C
Picture of Playboy Poker
Dear Lukas,Hello and thank you for contacting Playboy Poker Customer Support.

I have looked into your account. However we cannot see an option was selected,
since he deposited with moneybookers the same option should be selected for withdrawal.
This is the reason your withdrawal is redirected to your account.

It takes normally 5 business days, the fund will be seen in your Money Bookers account.

Please kindly advised to request your withdraw with Moneybookers by 31st January.

Please feel free to contact us should there be anything we can assist you with.

Our contact details can be found at the following link https://www.playboypoker.com/en/support

Customer Support Team
PlayboyPoker.com

——— Cention Contact Centre – Original message ———
Errand: #103784
From: L U-C (lukasuc@hotmail.com)
Sent: 2014/01/22 19:48
To: English
Subject: RE: PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected

thanks for your reply, but with all due respect,
i do not feel you have answered my questions:

1.
i know when the official deadline is, but often there is a delay to process a cashout, once it has been requested. i wish to know how that potential delay will affect my effective deadline to request a wd

2.
while it may have been somewhat hypothetical, my second question was not even addressed.

From: L U-C (lukasuc@hotmail.com)
Sent: 2014/01/21 19:29
To: English
Subject: RE: PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected

what is the latest date i can REQUEST a withdrawal, and still expect it to clear before the deadline?

if i do not withdraw the funds in time, will you hold on to them until i can secure a new dep/wd method?

From: support@playboypoker.com
Subject: RE: PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected
To: lukasuc@hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:08:41 +0100

Dear Lucas,

Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​

I can inform you that you can withdraw with Skrills (Moneybookers) til 31/01/2014.

Please feel free to contact us should there be anything we can assist you with.

Our contact details can be found at the following link https://www.playboypoker.com/en/support

Jürgen
Customer Support Team
PlayboyPoker.com

——— Cention Contact Centre – Original message – End ———

L U-C
1:48 PM
thanks for your reply, but with all due respect, i do not feel you have answered my questions: 1. i know when the official deadline is, but often there is a delay to process a cashout, once it has bee
Picture of L U-C
Playboy Poker (support@playboypoker.com)
4:08 AM
To: L U-C
Picture of Playboy Poker
Dear Lucas,Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​

I can inform you that you can withdraw with Skrills (Moneybookers) til 31/01/2014.

Please feel free to contact us should there be anything we can assist you with.

Our contact details can be found at the following link https://www.playboypoker.com/en/support

Jürgen
Customer Support Team
PlayboyPoker.com

——— Cention Contact Centre – Original message ———
Errand: #102998
From: L U-C (lukasuc@hotmail.com)
Sent: 2014/01/21 19:29
To: English
Subject: RE: PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected

what is the latest date i can REQUEST a withdrawal, and still expect it to clear before the deadline?

if i do not withdraw the funds in time, will you hold on to them until i can secure a new dep/wd method?

From: support@playboypoker.com
Subject: RE: PlayboyPoker Support chat got disconnected
To: lukasuc@hotmail.com
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:45:02 +0100

Dear Lukas,

Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​
Like my colleague said, you can login, play and withdraw, but not deposit.
Normally you can only withdraw with a method you used at least once for a deposit.
Our Backend Tool is under a scheduled mainte nance for the next 2 hours, after that I will check your Account and let you know
about your withdraw options. Thank you for your patience.
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Dear Lukas,
As promised I checked your Account, I see that you only made Skrill deposits so you can only withdraw with Skrill.
Please make sure to make your Skrill withdr aws before the 31st of January.

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L U-C
21/01/2014
what is the latest date i can REQUEST a withdrawal, and still expect it to clear before the deadline? if i do not withdraw the funds in time, will you hold on to them until i can secure a new dep/wd m
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Playboy Poker (support@playboypoker.com)
21/01/2014
Dear Lukas, Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​ Like my colleague said, you can login, play and withdraw, but not deposit. Normally you can only withdraw with a met
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Playboy Poker (support@playboypoker.com)
21/01/2014
Dear Lukas, Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​ Like my colleague said, you can login, play and withdraw, but not deposit. Normally you can only withdraw with a met
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L U-C
21/01/2014
To: Playboy Poker
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thanks for your attention,
may i ask you to clarify the messages in your last mail…WILL I BE ABLE to play indefinitely on your site, since i signed up before your policy change?
when is that policy, re: canadians, coming into place?

by what methods will you allow me to cash out, if i cant use Skrill after Feb1?
(i am trying to ascertain if i will need to withdraw my balance asap or not)

Playboy Poker (support@playboypoker.com)
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20/01/2014
To: L U-C
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Dear Lukas,

Hello and thank you for contacting PlayboyPoker Customer Support Team.​

Please accept my apologies, that I did not reply to your chat, we were very busy at that time. Once again I would like to apologize for that.

I have reviewed your account and can see that our poker manager has manually credited your account with $ 20.00 on 23/12/2013.

You have earned 92.52 poker points so far. Only we can see your actual poker points balance.

We continue to review the countries that we accept and the decision has been made to stop servicing the Canadian market. Thank you for your business and we wish you the best of luck in the future.

You will be still able to log in, play and withdraw your existing balance.

https://ww w.playboypoker.com/en/banking

$ 82.75
Balance adjusted: added $ 20.00 Adjustment: playboy poker $20 for $20 promotion     COMPLETED

Please feel free to contact us should there be anything we can assist you with.

Our contact details can be found at the following link https:\\www.playboypoker.com\en\support

Kind Regards,

Tina

Customer Support Team
PlayboyPoker.com

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“TaxGuru” digests pro-pro judgment

November 1, 2013 1 comment

Exerpt from  a 2+2 thread containing tiny amounts of clarity on this confusing debate…

 

Basically, in order to owe income tax on annual profits, an “ever-hopeful” Canadian pro gambler would need to reasonably expect to win, during any given year they chose to gamble for a living. The entire issue hinges upon this sine qua non evidence of commercial activity. “Everyone who competes in online poker wants to win” – however, enthusiasm plus effort cannot equate to proof of expectation!

 

Q: If I try my hardest to win – and do win – does this imply I ever had a “reasonable expectation of profit”?

A: No. As I understand, it boils down to taking responsibility, an existential question.

As a pro poker player, if I do not intend to declare my profit as income, then I must own that bugaboo “chance element” and approach the issue from the outside-in, eschewing the “skill game” debate, with stoic humility. When I have a winning year, it means only that my aggregate result was not particularly unlucky.

 

With respect to the vast pool of sharks, fish and whales: some of us won, a lot or a little; while most suffered mild to heavy losses. No one (not me, not the CRA) could have accurately predicted my overall edge – exacted over myriad random opponents, in diverse game types – nor,  therefore, was a positive product to the fortune-hunter’s formula

  • Profit = Edge x Volume

by any means ensured or “expectable”. Case closed!

 

Note which arguments, against online poker being taxable, the judge found most compelling.

[BOLDING MINE, BELOW]

 

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Re: Canadian Online Poker Tax Thread

The key part of the judgment is at paragraphs 50 to 53 (this is a long block quote from the judgment at http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fct/doc/…2013fc916.html ):

[50] I recognize that it was the Applicant who first declared his poker winnings to be taxable income, and he paid tax on them and claimed deductions. He now says that CRA should not have agreed with him back in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Had the Applicant made an appeal to the Tax Court he might have succeeded. As the Federal Court of Appeal pointed out in Abraham, above, he now has “no entitlement to have the error corrected.” Recourse under subsection 152(4.2) of the Act is a request for an exercise of discretion and there is “nothing in subsection 152 (4.2) that requires the Minister to exercise [her] discretion in favour of the taxpayer if the taxpayer would be entitled to a tax benefit if he or she claimed within the regular re-assessment period.”

[51] Notwithstanding these caveats, upon reviewing the record as a whole, I have to conclude that the Applicant has made his case. The Minister’s exercise of her discretion under subsection 152(4.2) of the Act in this case lacks intelligibility and justification and, in my view, falls outside the range of possible, acceptable outcomes which are defensible in respect of the facts and law.

[52] I say this for the following reasons:
a) The Minister in this case relied upon the fact of winning and, in effect, conducted the kind of retrospective assessment warned against by Justice Bowman in Leblanc, above, as part of the assessment of reasonable expectation of profit;
b) The Minister concludes that the Applicant had a “system” but does not provide any meaningful explanation of what this system might be. It looks as though the Applicant’s simply playing online poker on his computer on an intense and regular basis over an extended period of time is equated with a system. This is bolstered by the Leblanc fallacy that, because he happened to win more than he lost during the three years in question, he must have had a system. I see no evidence of the Applicant applying a system in a way that would make this conclusion by the Minister intelligible or reasonable.
c) The Minister’s reliance upon Luprypa, above, is misplaced and unreasonable. I see no analogy between a skilful pool player who systematically applied his skills to make money from inebriated opponents and anything the Applicant did in this case where, essentially, his winnings were dependent upon chance, even though he had studied, practised and improved his skills in a way that most amateur poker players do. Everyone who competes in online poker wants to win and will attempt to narrow the odds in their favour in any way they can. But this does not mean they have devised a system if they do win; chance remains the predominant factor in whether they win or lose, as it did on the facts of this case;
d) The method of payment used was no indicator of a “system” or a reasonable expectation of profits. Everyone who wants to pay has to set up some kind of payment system, so this cannot be an indication of running a business. Paypal accounts are used in a variety of contexts where payment is required online;
e) The Applicant’s cutting back on other work and income while he won at poker is also no indicator of a system or running a business with a reasonable expectation of profit. A large gambling win could result in the winner quitting work entirely, but that would not mean he or she had been running a business. The luxury of being able to work less is one of the fruits of successful gambling, just as having to work more may be one of the results of unsuccessful gambling. Chance dictates the outcome in either case;
f) The use of winnings to finance a mortgage is no indication of running a business. Winnings can be used in a constructive way. The gambler is not obliged to play until he or she loses, and the use of winnings in this case was no indicator of a system or a business that was being run with a reasonable expectation of profit;
g) There is no indication that the monitors or other equipment which the Applicant used to gamble in this case were anything special or that the Applicant had made capital investments for the purpose of running a business or earning a profit;
h) The Applicant’s record keeping was minimal and entirely consistent with the need to prove the source of funds for tax purposes. They were not business records in any meaningful way, and did not even correlate to CRA’s own criteria.
[53] There are other points of concern but, generally speaking, I think this is enough to conclude that there was nothing in the Applicant’s case to set him apart from the usual enthusiastic and ever-hopeful poker player engaged in a personal endeavour. The factors relied upon by the Minister to conclude otherwise render the Decision unreasonable within the meaning of paragraph 47 of Dunsmuir.

JUDGMENT

THIS COURT’S JUDGMENT is that
1. The application is granted. The Decision is quashed and set aside and returned for reconsideration in accordance with these Reasons.
2. The Respondent shall pay the Applicant’s costs in this application in the amount of $1,550.00 to cover the cost of tax advice, Court fees, photocopying and income loss to be at the hearing, together with post-judgment interest until paid.

[from http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28/internet-poker/canadian-online-poker-tax-thread-7/index151.html ]

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Dm bio of sorts

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

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“I’m a compulsive winner”

October 10, 2011 1 comment

 If I wish to be taken seriously when I say that I play poker as a business – not compulsively and, where possible, not as a gambler – it behooves me to carefully consider some cross-examination of my basic tenets, sincerely offered, with the zeal of  the convert, by those with vast experience of the losing side of heavy action.

These are often otherwise intelligent (or highly intelligent) people who did not care – or perhaps could not discern – that they were  perennial negative expectation wagerers, engaged in self-punishment, the symptom of an illness called “compulsive gambling”.

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 http://www.gamontreal.ca/about-gamblers-anonymous/

Can a person recover by himself/herself by reading Gamblers Anonymous literature or medical books on the problem of compulsive gambling?

Sometimes, but not usually. The Gamblers Anonymous program works best for the individual when it is recognized and accepted as a program involving other people. Working with other compulsive gamblers in a Gamblers Anonymous group the individual seems to find the necessary understanding and support. They are able to talk of their past experiences and present problems in an area where they are comfortable and accepted. Instead of feeling alone and misunderstood, they feel needed and accepted.

Is knowing why we gambled important?

Perhaps, however insofar as stopping gambling, many Gamblers Anonymous members have abstained from gambling without the knowledge of why they gambled.

What are some characteristics of a person who is a compulsive gambler?

INABILITY AND UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT REALITY. Hence the escape into the dream world of gambling. EMOTIONAL INSECURITY. A compulsive gambler finds he or she is emotionally comfortable only when “in action”. It is not uncommon to hear a Gamblers Anonymous member say: “The only place I really felt like I belonged was sitting at the poker table. There I felt secure and comfortable. No great demands were made upon me. I knew I was destroying myself, yet at the same time, I had a certain sense of security.” IMMATURITY. A desire to have all the good things in life without any great effort on their part seems to be the common character pattern of problem gamblers. Many Gamblers Anonymous members accept the fact that they were unwilling to grow up. Subconsciously they felt they could avoid mature responsibility by wagering on the spin of a wheel or the turn of a card, and so the struggle to escape responsibility finally became a subconscious obsession. Also, a compulsive gambler seems to have a strong inner urge to be a ‘big shot’ and needs to have a feeling of being all powerful. The compulsive gambler is willing to do anything (often of an antisocial nature) to maintain the image he or she wants others to see. Then too, there is a theory that compulsive gamblers subconsciously want to lose to punish themselves. There is much evidence to support this theory.

What is the dream world of the compulsive gambler?

This is another common characteristic of compulsive gamblers. A lot of time is spent creating images of the great and wonderful things they are going to do as soon as they make the big win. They often see themselves as quite philanthropic and charming people. They may dream of providing families and friends with new cars, mink coats, and other luxuries. Compulsive gamblers picture themselves leading a pleasant gracious life, made possible by the huge sums of money they will accrue from their ‘system’. Servants, penthouses, nice clothes, charming friends, yachts, and world tours are a few of the wonderful things that are just around the corner after a big win is finally made. Pathetically, however, there never seems to be a big enough winning to make even the smallest dream come true. When compulsive gamblers succeed, they gamble to dream still greater dreams. When failing, they gamble in reckless desperation and the depths of their misery are fathomless as their dream world comes crashing down. Sadly, they will struggle back, dream more dreams, and of course suffer more misery. No one can convince them that their great schemes will not someday come true. They believe they will, for without this dream world, life for them would not be tolerable.

Isn’t compulsive gambling basically a financial problem?

No, compulsive gambling is an emotional problem. A person in the grip of this illness creates mountains of apparently insolvable problems. Of course, financial problems are created, but they also find themselves facing marital, employment, or legal problems. Compulsive gamblers find friends have been lost and relatives have rejected them. Of the many serious difficulties created, the financial problems seem the easiest to solve. When a compulsive gambler enters Gamblers Anonymous and quits gambling, income is usually increased and there is no longer the financial drain that was caused by gambling, and very shortly, the financial pressures begin to be relieved. Gamblers Anonymous members have found that the best road to financial recovery is through hard work and repayment of our debts. Borrowing and/or lending of money (bail outs) in Gamblers Anonymous is detrimental to our recovery and should not take place. The most difficult and time consuming problem with which they will be faced is that of bringing about a character change within themselves. Most Gamblers Anonymous members look upon this as their greatest challenge, which should be worked on immediately and continued throughout their lives.

Who can join Gamblers Anonymous?

Anyone who has a desire to stop gambling. There are no other rules or regulations concerning Gamblers Anonymous membership.

How much does it cost to join Gamblers Anonymous?

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‘fraud’

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

histrion, imposter, fake, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, humbug, shammer, actor, pseud, hypocrite, phoney, postiche, impostor, malingerer, thespian, skulker, pasquinade, put-on, tarradiddle, duplicity, drool, twaddle, bilgewater, caper, burlesque, fraud, parody, takeoff,  joke, mockery, tommyrot, charade, sham, dupery, trick, pseudo, antic, lampoon, snake oil, travesty, sendup, tosh, boloney, deceit, taradiddle, spoof, bosh, prank

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6 days left: the home stretch

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

(Betsafe Poker: “Last Man Standing” 15 iPad2 Giveaway)

Players still standing on the 22nd of August  
   
Poker Nickname  Status
1500100900 Still Standing
_BingoPlayer Still Standing
_Joku_Roti_ Still Standing
_lommis_ Still Standing
1liten1 Still Standing
2LayZ Still Standing
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