WSOP Tournaments same IP address Issue

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snappers123 posted this 23 May 2015

Hello,

My roomates and I are coming to Nevada to play in some live events but mainly Online. We just heard that we would not be allowed to play in the same tournaments in the house we are renting under the internet due to the IP address stipulation. We find this is a ridiculous rule. For cash games and SNG i can understand but for MTTs that is ridiculous. Any suggestions on what we could do? Anyone?

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wsopbill posted this 23 May 2015

It is a Nevada Gaming Control Board rule.

You could play using mobile devices that are not connected to wifi. Using your phone's (or tablet's) cellular data would likely not put you on the same IP as anyone else in the house.

Another option, especially if you don't want to play from a mobile device, is to use a cellular hotspot. MiFi is a cellular router that can create a wifi network that you can connect to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiFi

We haven't tested with MiFi but it may be worth trying. Also, keep in mind that each person would need their own MiFi.

Last but not least would be to use your phone as a personal hotspot. You can google "tethering" and your brand of phone which should give you information on how to set it up. Obviously you'll be consuming data on your data plan so you may want to increase your monthly data limits.

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wsopbill posted this 23 May 2015

I should add that we've worked with the Nevada GCB to whitelist the wifi networks at the Rio and other Caesars properties.

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snappers123 posted this 23 May 2015

Thank you. If you have any other suggestions or ideas please let me know. The mobile device is not really an option if I am to be playing cash games online at the same time. My friend has tried the cellular hot spot and had issues with that. So I believe MIFI might be my last resort and you said it has not been tested so hopefully that will work. Thank you again and please do update if you have any other suggestions for this issue.

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viscious posted this 30 May 2015

We have two players playing on two separate laptops and two separate IP addresses yet it still won't allow us to play in the same tournaments. Phone support was not helpful. I have screen shots showing two separate IP addresses. Please advise.

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cr4zysqu33zy posted this 02 June 2015

We have two players playing on two separate laptops and two separate IP addresses yet it still won't allow us to play in the same tournaments. Phone support was not helpful. I have screen shots showing two separate IP addresses. Please advise.

Your two laptops with different IP addresses are most likely on a subnet and will look something like 192.168.1.xxx which is how your router differentiates the two devices within the network.

The IP that WSOP.com sees is that of your network gateway or router. You can go to https://www.whatismyip.com/ to see this IP address. Basically it means if you are sharing a router or internet connection with another device, you will have the same gateway and therefore the same IP address.

Forgive my inability to make clear the complexities of networking but this is a fair rule as anyone could connect multiple devices on the same gateway to use for multi-accounting and WSOP.com has no way to verify if connection sharing is for fair or foul play. Best that they err on the side of caution.

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wsopbill posted this 02 June 2015

Very good point from cr4zysqu33zy.

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Eatahoagie posted this 02 June 2015

Just to clarify .. Someone said Caesar properties are " white listed " does this mean multiple players can play on same wifi signals there?

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wsopbill posted this 02 June 2015

Just to clarify .. Someone said Caesar properties are " white listed " does this mean multiple players can play on same wifi signals there?

Sort of but let me clarify. If you play on the hotel/casino wifi, multiple players can play on the same wifi network. It would not apply if you were in a Caesars property playing from a non-Caesars casino/hotel wifi network.