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Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009, 02:37 am
vitaislade: Would it be considered gambling?

I have an intriguing question that may require a bit of thought.

Would a stake from another person be considered gambling on your part?

For those that do not know what a stake is, it is a specific amount of money given to you to play poker with. If you profit from it, then the staker gets 50% of your winnings and you take 50% (or whatever the cut is decided to be). If you lose the stake, then you are out nothing other than 'cake' if the staker stakes you again. 'Cake' pretty much means that if you profit from the next stake, you pay me back what money you lost the first stake and then cut any additional profits. If the staker does not stake you again, you are out nothing.

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC)
whipartist

Yes.

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I stopped by bank to money transfer for internet shopping.Talking about the ofurikomi to prepare for the trip to Hawaii,I still haven't found yet.Have he already made ofurikomi?

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

To my bank account?

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

もう、いらいらしてきた。
ノイローゼになりそう。
今すぐインフォメーションくれないなら、もうここへはこない。

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
matchgirl42

Yes it's gambling, just with someone else's money.

Mon, Apr. 13th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
punahele

I think there is also the question of who's staking you. If someone who understands poker and your game is willing to stake you, then they are taking less of a risk than someone who bets on you like they would a racehorse with a cute name.