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Playing online poker underage. Account suspended. Should i be glad? watch

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    I'm 16.

    Last night when incredibly bored I decided to click "money play" instead of "practice play" on my poker software. I attempted to deposit with my Solo debit card, which to my total surprise it accepted.

    I managed to lose the £15 ($30) that night, playing until 2am.

    This morning at 9am I deposited a further £15 ($30) and a few minutes later received an email from the Something Department saying that because it was a debit card, they had to wait a few days to get more of my details. Or I could simply deposit with a credit card to cross-verify my details.

    I replied asking them to cancel my account. I still had 30$ in there but thought, **** it.

    a) Will they close my account? Are they going to persue this to find out my age? What will happen if they do?

    b) Should i be glad that it stopped me from depositing any more?

    c) I'm a bit annoyed at myself because I've wasted £30 over the course of last night and this morning. I thought i was stronger.

    Bleh.
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    Be glad, and hope they won't let you deposit any more. You've proved that it's easy to fall into the trap of gambling, even for a night.
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    What you did was a good idea ;yes; unless you're in the top 10% of poker players it's unlikely you will make a profit.

    wrong forum maybe? :s:
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    I dont think this is really the right place to ask that question but using your debit card for online gambling is very risky indeed, next time use credit if you intend to play again its safer.

    Otherwise I would phone you bank (number will be on their website) and say "ive made a mistake can you help"

    Or

    Call a gambling hotline. As they know about these things (i assume).

    I doubt you find much info on the net, but good luck, im sure its nothing serious. If you call the bank im sure they can help regardless of your age. It is unlikely you will get in trouble for it.
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    Be glad of it, you don't want to start a habit, especially at such a young age.

    Stick with the practice!
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    Haha, you should be glad mate! What I do, is I play with friends, with various stakes... Usually at school we play 10p big blind 5p small, no betting limits, but a 30p bet is sure to scare most away xD.

    I also tend to play with some friends outside of school in a sort of 'poker' club, and the stakes a bit higher in that, with something like 5 quid going round the table each round.

    So yeah, just play with friends with smaller stakes, and you wont normally loose alot. (Might even win a bit!)
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    I lost £150 to gambling over a week.
    Then I made £300 back over the next week and then lost it all again.

    Good times...
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    A lesson for life at the cost of only £15...

    I occasionally play with www.PokerTH.net The platform is clean (it is opensource), and you can play either against the computer or against other players found on IRC (find channel details in their website). It is for fun only and you cannot put money. Choose a nickname only - no other details will ever be asked, not even your email.
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    I find gambling online great fun, but I generally limit what I'll deposit. If you want to enjoy it responsibily you'll have to control yourself, it can be very tempting keep saying 'next time' etc.
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    Poker is gambling, but gambling with the odds in your favour (if you are any good).

    So don't go on about all this gambling is bad crap guys
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    I lost £180 in a hand the other night, I'm a gambling machine.

    You should be able to withdraw the £15 back onto your debit card.
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    (Original post by efctom20)
    I lost £180 in a hand the other night, I'm a gambling machine.

    You should be able to withdraw the £15 back onto your debit card.
    They said that until I provide ID/a credit card, that cash-outs are suspended. I'm not going to take the risk of getting into trouble and accept i've just wasted £30. Well not wasted, it was kinda fun..
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    You should indeed be glad.
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    (Original post by nicketh)
    They said that until I provide ID/a credit card, that cash-outs are suspended. I'm not going to take the risk of getting into trouble and accept i've just wasted £30. Well not wasted, it was kinda fun..
    You can't get into trouble. It's their fault if they allowed underaged gamblers onto the site. The money is yours, just explain the situation to a parent, and use their card to withdraw the £15.

    Unless you don't want the money, in which case just leave it.
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    What's your account details?

    I'll get the money out for you
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    (Original post by SkinnyPuppyBones)
    I dont think this is really the right place to ask that question but using your debit card for online gambling is very risky indeed, next time use credit if you intend to play again its safer.
    Why exactly is that? If he has a solo and is under 18 it is somewhat likely he would pass the requirements to get a credit card.
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    (Original post by nicketh)
    b) Should i be glad that it stopped me from depositing any more?

    c) I'm a bit annoyed at myself because I've wasted £30 over the course of last night and this morning. I thought i was stronger.

    Bleh.
    Fools and their money are soon parted.
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    (Original post by foxo)
    Why exactly is that? If he has a solo and is under 18 it is somewhat likely he would pass the requirements to get a credit card.
    This topic was originally posted in H&R ;yes;
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    You might not get the money back, there are rules and stuff to do with under age people, I don't think they're obliged to refund you any money as you lied and didn't follow their T&Cs

    I lost £10 in a roulette machine the other week, which isn't a lot compared to a lot of people, but it really hurt :p:
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    this sounds like a fair bit of deception from the site.

    they allow you to deposit money and play on their site, give them rake,
    however they only ask for confirmation after you've put $60 in.

    check out the t&c of the site and see if you have any grounds to get the money back.

    you shouldn't be glad, they've got your money!

    if anything, players that start out younger tend to be more likely to turn out as winners. it's the 30 year olds that go on after work that never win a thing, and all the students who have been playing for 6 years that make the money to put themselves through college.
 
 
 
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