Originally Posted by jshrack
While the US dollar is legal tender, accepting cash makes the participation commercial and defines you as professional in your field.
Back to the point though:
The series is not a side pot if you are forced to pay into it.
Nor should the series be considered ancillary if participation in said event mandates paying into that series.
What I guess I am saying is scrip is a form of money but accepting it does not make one professional because "it's not really currency." If I win the lottery or hit a jack pot in a casino does that make me a professional gambler?
I really think it should be up to the series coordinator to determine how they payout the winnings.
I agree with you, if I am not playing in said series why should I have to support it?