Posted by uhhcallmi
no-depositbonusses are a way for the pokerrooms to attract players to their sites but most of all to
encourage players who wanna play some serious poker
to get more value for their money put on such site..
suppose you go to a live-casino to play poker
, i pressume you won't bring 10$ or 10euro but at least 100 or a couple of hundred $$/euro's and try to triple your investment or even better win some more in a single night of live-cashgames...
Now,instead of going out of your house ..anybody can play the same kind of game/stakes at home
deposit on top of your (example;titan poker
150 no-depositbonus)bonus a simillar amount of money
and play poker
for an evening,,
In this example you will 100% benefit from the no-depositbonus,which you would not get at any live-pokergame..so overall no-depositbonusses are very OK.
pressuming that you last with your stack at least a couple hours and play a deasent number of hands..and would unlock most or even all of your bonus
in that single night..
However,,many smallball players like to benefit from these bonusses ,but complain that is too hard too clear these bonusses,without investing a single dime...
That's like buying an economyclass flightticket and demand a royalclass seat in the plain and fly to their destination..
How much extra value you get from a depositbonus depends on the person who benefits from it and what his gameplan is.
To give another example ...pokerstars has a promocode ; STARS600 and if you use it you get a maximum bonus
of 600$ on your first 3 deposits...so if your serious into playing online poker
i suggest you deposit instead of 600 ,double the amount(1200$)and get full advantage of the bonus
,without blowing your roll th first few days..
Instead, with such Bankroll and bonus
on top you should easely be able to clear the whole amount
and play break even for the 1200 you deposit...the 600 would be profit..(if you have any pokerskills/knowledge)
With such aomount you should be able to play 2/4 $ cashgames instead of 1ct/2ct cashgames
and clear the bonus
In most cases people wanna deposit less, more likely an amount of 25 or 50$ ,play all day
and get busted the same day..and then start complaining that poker
is rigged and no-depositbonusses are a scam,,because they would be to hard to clear...
I hope you got the picture ,by reading this post...i'm sure most people on this forum would agree whith what i wrote here..
So,,to give you simple advice: 1rst do your homework...learn all basics of the game and also
learn or try figure out which formats are best to play..where you know you got an edge over others..if that's sng's ,cashgames or MTT"s and on which site...
then make a plan and start playing...
If you have small expectations...don't deposit at all..take advantage of the no-depositbonusses available and enjoy some small pocketmoney poker
Also need to note ,that once you depositted 3 small amounts...you will not maximaly benefit from the stars600 promtion or similar bonusses on other platforms and in your future pokercarreer you might regret that you had not depositted more or took full advantage of the offers you where initialy eligible for..because once you came to that point ,it's too late.
So decide before you act, whether you gonna be a recreational player for live or wanna take
a shot at becoming semi-pro or even pro.
good luck and may all your monsters be winners !!!! (don't expect they will)
if you're realy dedicated and play your A-game + good research/gameplan ...you can clear any pokerbonus