Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bonus Observations

The easiest bonus I have ever worked off was at Party. The tuffest has been at UB..

There are ofcourse, reasons.... Most profitable bonus, was not at a poker site, but at Starluck Casino, netting $75... playing Video Poker... and giggling with glee when I hit a straight flush on a dollar bet...

So, currently, I have $30.00 left to work off of Absolute, and $93.00 to work off of UB. Each site has their pros and cons.

With both sites, the highler limits you play, the faster your bonus is raked off, and also the faster your stack dwindles, iffen you do not get cards... takes alot of discliline and patience, more as you move up... in a bonus frame of mind, that is..

Absolute requires 100 points before it releases $10. So, 400 points for $40. How do you get points? Playing/folding a hand where the pot is raked at least .25cents will net you 1 point. Playing at the .25BB level, 9 seats, about 1 in 10 hands would net me a point... occasionally, I would call a bet, just to make the pot big enuff for the required rake.... Only if I was ahead tho, above my buy in. About 1 in 7 hands playing at the .50BB level. Long story short, very very very very slow at these levels.... I happen to be several dollars ahead on Absolute, so, I am going to try the 1.00BB 6seat tables next...

UltimateBet gives you ultimate points for any raked pot where you play or fold, but you must be playing at least .25/.50 ( maybe .25bb, need to check ) for those earned points to be additionally converted to dollars.. ie, if you have 100 bonus dollars, and your session earns you 20.45 Ultimate Points, playing at the min llimit required, 2.045 bonus dollars will be converted to real money. You can stay ahead of the curve if you win a medium size pot, early enuff... UB also gives your a rate increase, rate of earning UB Points, if you are first or second person to sit at a table.. 50% for 1st, 25% for 2nd. I did this once.. and it worked out great...cept I got sucked out on the last hand I played, and ended up losing my winnings, plus the bonus I accumulated..... thing is, you need to be prepared to play heads up for a few minutes, shorthanded a few minutes more, before the table finally gets around to filling up....You can simulate %50 increase by playing 2 tables... or 3 or 4...

UB does not have a time limit for its bonuses, but AB does ( 60 days ), so, I will be concentrating solely on AB for the next few days....

I hate bonuses....not alot, but enuff to actually post it.

1 comment:

mscmike said...

Bonuses exist to suck you in... that's all.

Unless you're a pro like some out there, who can manage to really convert them. Unfortunately I definitely do not have the patience to get there....