SkillBet.com is changing all of this. Real money online poker is back - at least if you are lucky enough to live in the 28 states in which SkillBet.com currently offers its games of No Limit Texas Hold'em!
How Does It Work?
In SkillBet.com Poker, you and your opponent are dealt the same cards while sitting at identical tables. You both play against the same five computer players. If, for example, you win $20 with your Ace Queen of clubs, but I play better than you and win $30, then I've out played you to the tune of $10 and you owe me $10. The only factors that determine who wins are the players' decisions: Which player earns the most money from the same hand? Which player folds, bets or raises at the correct time? Who is able to better master the same hand against the same players?
During Skillbet Live games, if you fold a hand, but your opponent plays , then you can watch (and even trash talk) your opponent in real time. If you are still playing the hand, then you cannot watch your opponent. If you select "Auto View Opponent," then your view will automatically be switched to your opponent's table so you can watch him (and SkillBet.com is legal in 28 U.S. States switch back to your table for the next hand). Adding skill, excitment and even trash talk to the game, SkillBet.com offers a truly unique playing experience.
Why is SkillBet.com Legal?
This set-up makes it a game of skill and 100% legal. In most US states, gambling is defined as risking something of value on the outcome of a contest predominantly of chance. SkillBet.com takes No Limit Texas Hold'em and adds more skill, making it legal in these states. Do you have the skills to take home the money?
SkillBet.com's legal opinion was provided by Marc Zwillinger, a Harvard lawyer who is
the former head of internet gaming enforcement for the US Department of Justice. Four other lawyers favorably assessed the legality of SkillBet.com, and one (a partner in one of the largest and oldest law firms in the world) is now an investor in SkillBet.com. Artificial intelligence Levels the Playing field; Poker Skills Determine the Player's Payout
Skillbet's computer players are modeled after specific real human online players. Many of these computer players are using amazing artificial intelligence that would beat the vast majority of online poker players today. However, other computer players have significant weaknesses (e.g. are too passive, are too aggressive, defend their blinds too much, etc.). It's up to you during your match to try to figure out how each plays and exploit them (e.g., if one raises too much, then you should raise and call more against them). The computer opponents will also be trying to figure out how you play to take advantage of you! At the beginning of each match, you will not know them and they will not know you.
You Play Friends. SkillBet Pays the Winner
Often you hear that real money poker sites have done a poor job of social media and viral marketing. SkillBet.com hopes to change that! The first viral marketing promotion "You Play Friends. We Pay the Winner" allows anyone to challenge any or all of their friends (via Facebook, email and Twitter), and the winner gets $5.00 from SkillBet.com. (See www.SkillBet.com for terms and conditions).
Easy to Pay, Fast to Play: PayPal, Visa, MasterCard
Even before the U.S. government shut down the USfocused operations of global poker companies, payments, deposits and billing were a problem. But SkillBet.com promises poker players a way to earn real money via PayPal, Visa and MasterCard -- putting their finely-honed poker skills to the test for real money.
NOTE: Participation is restricted to individuals 18 years or older in specified jurisdictions
SkillBet.com's official launch date was July 8, 2012 during the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. SkillBet.com is the world's first 100% legal real money Poker offering in the United States. Marrying social gaming and real money skill games, SkillBet.com provides customers with an exciting, new and safe gaming experience. Lacey Jones (poker pro, fashion model, and international TV host) is the spokesperson for SkillBet.com. Please watch an introductory video on our home page, this how to video, and a brief introduction to affiliates. to see a brief introduction to prospective affiliates.
Lacey Jones is the #1 Poker Spokesmodel in the world. In 2008, Lacey was the Co- Host of The Real Deal! at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas while also gracing the cover of Bluff Magazine in their November 2008 issue. This was one of only a few covers in Bluff circulation history to feature a woman. Today, Lacey continues to be a force in the poker world. In 2009, she was a Borgata Poker Spokesmodel for January and September's Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City. Lacey has also hosted interviews at the 2009 WSOP for ESPN 360, WSOP.com, and Bluffmagazine.com.
|SkillBet.com is the hottest way to play online poker legally in the USA. You and your opponent are dealt the same cards at identical tables. You both play against the same computer players. The only factors that determine who wins are the players' decisions. This makes it a game of skill and 100% legal!|
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