There is no way I would ever buy gems for this game. It lags out everyday stealing my tickets. It also loves to lag out when I just shot the 8 ball in for the win. When that happens it shows that I have won but doesn't reward me the coins. I won a tournament today and it did this. The game didn't give me my 2400 coins. The game also lagged out on 3 games. It just started back in the lobby each time. After, my ticket count went down by 30! This is no way my fault. I have the best internet offered in San Diego!