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  1. In what is the most depressing news article I've read in awhile, this news story talked about how Bitcoin and crypto in general hasn't help protestors in Hong Kong, Iran, or Lebanon nearly as much as advocates would have hoped. One of the big advantages of Bitcoin is that it is a censorship resistant payment network. But when national governments shut down the entire internet or when there is no liquidity for the market, or scammers insist on exploiting the community, Bitcoin does not help nearly as much as many, including myself, would have hoped. A depressing but good read: https://www.coindesk.com/global-protests-reveal-bitcoins-limitations
  2. It's actually logical to bet AGAINST your favorite team! Think about it, you obviously want your favorite team to win, so how much money would you pay to see them win? Bet that much on the OTHER team winning, you'll either get what you want, your team winning or enough cash to offset the disappointment of them not winning! The sports book isn't a gambling venture, it's a happiness machine!!! Good Luck!
  3. In good news for Stake's European friends, Coinbase announced that they have added the countries of Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Romania and Sweden to the European countries that can use the Coinbase Visa Debit Card. In more good news, you can also now use XRP, basic attention token (BAT), augur (REP), 0x (ZRX) and stellar (XLM). The card already supports bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC), so I think that covers everything Stake uses except Doge, and Doge is so fun who would ever want to spend it! So while the price of crypto may be languishing, I'm heartened to see the infrastructure continue to build out! Link: https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-expands-reach-of-visa-card-in-europe-adds-5-new-cryptos
  4. I actually thought the age of the faucet was long over, sorry that one of the last hold outs of the faucet era is having to close up due to regulatory concerns. Faucets have had a long history in crypto and of course at Stake and Primedice, but that era has been over for awhile and became far too vulnerable to abuse.
  5. As others have mentioned, the site sponsored automated rainbot is on hiatus. However, rainbot can still be used to rain coins to other players, so there are still many rains in chat, just not automated ones. No one knows exactly how rainbot picks its recipients, but it seems to be a combination of chatting constructively, wagering, and not hiding your bets. Good Luck!
  6. You simply need to use a search engine to find "Basic Strategy" there are dozens of tables out there that summarize the mathematically optimal way to play your hand based on what your cards are and what the dealer up card is. Find one you like and refer to it when you are playing. I don't always follow basic strategy, but I like knowing it, it is what makes the edge so low. Good Luck!
  7. I show BCH as an option still in the exchange tab. I literally just checked it and got a rate quote for converting BTC into BCH. Maybe it was just a glitch in the system when you tried it.
  8. In pretty big news today Facebook announced Facebook Pay. This is a very different initiative than their Libra project that caused such concern over it's crypto currency roots. Rather this looks like a straight forward payments system on the lines of Alipay, Wechat pay, Google Pay and Apple Pay. It's unclear to me what it's appeal is going to be to merchants since it is built upon US credit cards and Paypal. Official Facebook Announcement: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/11/simplifying-payments-with-facebook-pay/
  9. ROULETTE: 11,377,832,502 placed by wryy on 11/11/2019 Wagered 0.00005100 Multiplier 7.058819770812988x Profit 0.00030900 ROULETTE: 11,377,834,908 placed by wryy on 11/11/2019 Wagered 0.00005100 Multiplier 7.058819770812988x Profit 0.00030900 ROULETTE: 11,377,837,377 placed by wryy on 11/11/2019 Wagered 0.00005100 Multiplier 7.058819770812988x Profit 0.00030900 34, 17, 34! Thanks for picking some good numbers for us to hunt and thanks for a fun "do-able" challenge. I know the "easier" ones like this draw out lots of alts, so thanks for stamping them out!
  10. This has been raised before, and if I can find it I'll merge the threads, the reason it is not private is that it is a way to promote the forum and encourage people to check it out. @Dan has explained this a couple of times. So yeah, you have to beware of beggars if you have a big cash out.
  11. No this is NOT a necro, there's actually a useful follow up to this story! It turns out China will not be banning bitcoin mining after all. Of course, given that it would be tough to ban it in the first place this is not too big of a surprise, but if China can't ban mining other countries will probably not be able to either! Link: https://www.coindesk.com/chinese-agency-scraps-plan-to-eliminate-bitcoin-mining-industry
  12. In the classic good news bad news that so frequently makes up crypto related news, Square announced that first time bitcoin buyers on its Cash App doubled in the last quarter. Maybe the leading edge of widespread adoption is here! However, in the bad news department they have also started charing fees for buying Bitcoin. When they first introduced Bitcoin they did not charge. While I understand the need to cover their costs and make profits, the analysis done by Coindesk suggests their fees for some purchases are higher than Coinbase. I hope they can scale them back a bit in time. Link for new buyers: https://www.coindesk.com/first-time-bitcoin-buyers-doubled-in-squares-q3-report Link for new fees: https://www.coindesk.com/squares-cash-app-now-charging-fees-for-bitcoin-purchases
  13. Dude, I don't normally comment on these introduction threads, but you have been insanely generous with some big daddy rains in chat. THANK YOU for being so generous to the chat. I hope you always win here! I agree, the full time professional support staff really sets this site apart! Good Luck!
  14. There is a lot to be said for "taking some off the table" and withdrawing once you are over the minimum. The withdrawal fee is fixed, so the more you withdraw the less it is in proportion to that withdrawal, but if you are the type of person who can't keep a balance without playing it, get it off ASAP! To be a winner you have to quit a winner, so hit it and quit it, and if you can't stay quit, get your coins out!
  15. This is an interesting and informative thread! Even though he was many other things, my favorite gambler was Damon Runyon. He was a writer and reporter but he was also a well known gambler. He's often credited with the saying, "The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way you bet." Which apparently actually has its basis in the Bible, who would have thought that would be a good place for gambling advice. Anyway, you can read about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_Runyon
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