[quote=“cyborg_ninja”][quote=“heimuoshu”][quote=“cyborg_ninja”][quote=“jimipresley”]The amount of utter imbecilic crap that written on these forums sometimes … :roflmao:
Guanxi, cops, gangsters! It’s wild out there, boys! Keep your ears to the ground![/quote]
Hell don’t take my word for it go to their games yourself.
taiwanfun.com/central/taichu … 7Allin.htm
If I recall correctly, they do have small buy in tournaments (1000-5000nt) but they do run million NT pots.[/quote]
I don’t think Mr Presley was referring to the games. Rather the common idea that all things are run by gangsters.
Here is a brief description to help you understand Taiwan better.
You see a guy with a black suit, chewing betel nuts looking like he is going to kill anyone who gets in his way. He drives the way he wants to skipping red lights, swearing and cutting of anyone and everyone. Is he a gangster? No…he sells houses.[/quote]
who the fuck has millions of NT’s to blow on poker games? You think the dude that sells houses has that type of dough? real fucking gangsters are the dudes at the back of the bar, ordering large amount of food and drinks and having a good time with their buddies without causing any shit.
man you guys don’t really know how taiwan works, especially taichung now do you? Any place with a store front including hospitals, bars, clubs, restaurants, manufacturing business etc etc all either have relations or pay protection fee. of course you guys don’t see “gangsters breaking shit everyday” because they keep a low fucking profile.
Luthers: If it’s in Taipei its most likely four seas or bamboo running it, which both sides have huge political and police connections. if something doesn’t happen during the games (eg someone getting shot etc) cops don’t really bother with that shit. the high end cash games end up with million NT pots and they’re usually the lao da’s who aren’t going to cap someone over a few mil at poker and start a gang war.[/quote]
I never said the guy has the cash. What I said was there is no reason to “keep your ears to the ground” because we fear what the mafia is going to do. Yes they are there and like you correctly said, they never cause shit. They are usually quite friendly. Just don’t mess with there business. Now if you want to g play a few games of TH, you have nothing to fear.