Joined: May '09
Age: 42 (M)
What do you prefer: A No Deposit Bonus or a First Deposit Bonus?
I used a lot of NDB, cause i thought: "No risk for me and i will not loose my own money!" But now a days i think it would be better to use the FDB cause at all i could get a big bonus to clear and also could start at higher levels - wich it makes easier to clear the bonus .
Joined: May '08
Age: 53 (M)
I'm still too crappy to play very high, so the first deposit-bonuses turn out to be full time jobs for me. I have cleared a few of them, but it is too much playing for my time, and tiny brain, so I have given them up for a while. And voted for no deposit.
Altough I do still like the firstdepositers that give you like 6 months to clear them. Like Pokerstars, and Mansion, I think had that timelimit.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 41 (M)
i prefer more no deposit bonus because like the same as u no loose real money from my pocket its the better way play real money games no using yours money and its the way to earn some money and cash them out
but at real time more and more think about first deposite bonus and maybe i try this way to play more cash games in my life
Joined: Apr '08
Age: 43 (M)
Of course, I started with a no deposit bonus. But the real money to be made is in a good deposit bonus. Beware, some of them have requirements that are too stringent. Especially casinos, if you do the math, casino deposit bonus are not particularly profitable
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 42 (M)
Till now i have always used no deposit bonus, because i wanted to have some experience of the table before i put my money on it. But now, since that i have some experience with several tables, i am considering to take the chance of making a first deposit in one of the rooms i am registered with BRM with the 5,000 mob points i'll get in a couple of weeks. Looks a prety good deal, once they gave me the chance of trying the room for real without paying a cent.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 47 (M)
ndb got no credit card so i dont get bonus deposit anyway dont want to loose my money and i dont play in big bye-in so I still get a lot of donks and suck-outs so ....no not yet for me no money from my pockets to loose with a big pocket...hihi
You should get a first time deposit bonus with rakeback, you'll get the biggest "hard-on" of your life. Nothing like earning rakeback while getting those bonus payouts at the sametime. Hmmmm........now give that one a try and report back. =
Joined: May '08
Age: 46 (M)
Hey there peeps I noticed some thing the last time I used A NDB ,compared to FDB, the FDB was for some reason easier to clear then the no deposit bonus,not sure maybe it was just me but there seemed to be a difference,where as I cleared the first deposit bonus,but had a hard time clearing the no deposit,the points just seemed to be coming really slow,then after I made a deposit,the points just seemed to pile up a lot faster, its probably just all the green herb I smoke,but I did notice the difference, this was on a boss site
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 39 (M)
for a beginner there is nothing better than a ndb, as you can play without scared money and it doesn't matter if you lose it and most beginners lose money when they learn poker. i don't know if i've ever played onlinepoker if there were no ndbs. for a regular player the fdb normally is better, but if you want to test a new site it maybe useful to get a ndb so you don't have to cashout from your regular site and often you can still claim the fdb later. you can test the software and traffic and if you don't like it you can "donk" away your money (for example when you're on tilt and don't want to risk your real bankroll) or if you want to try a new variant. i played sngs on stars, when i got bored i used a ndb to play some NL6max cashgames. after clearing my reload bonus on stars i completely switched to the other site for cashgames. there i can still get the fdb
I prefer NDB, but I used all of them, what I can (?? I guess ??), so ndb's gone away for me. So nowadays I just can use FDB's. So I prefer ndb's, because play with "free" money much easier like your own money, that time I'm on pressure i can lose my money