Joined: Mar '10
Age: 50 (M)
Hi BoyElectric and welcome to the BRM forum. Woa, you've done some serious calculations here!... I admire your patience to work this out! To be honest, I believe what happens with the BigBet bonus, actually happens with more rooms that give deposit bonuses to clear. There are quite a few rooms that it's so obvious that you have to pay lots of times your bonus in rake... which of course SUCKS a lot!... Same with NoDepositBankrolls where in some sites you have to get tons of Points to clear them... that's why most of the times the player loses all his NDB in that room very fast... same happens with casino bonuses... anyway, there are some bonuses as in PartyPoker and FullTilt that most of the people manage to clear... I'd say better stick with them...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
What you are saying, is because this room GIVES YOU RAKEBACK BY DEFAULT that there bonus is worthless??
Mate, MOST rooms deduct your bonus from rakeback. So anyroom you're getting rakeback from, you're going to get a reduced bonus if you only consider your bonus to be (bonus amount - rakeback due). But the fact that once you clear your bonus, you'll continue to earn rake back, is a good thing, not a bad thing.
Joined: Feb '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
Actually, VERY FEW rooms deduct your FDB / NDB from rakeback.
The point is that if you make a first deposit under these conditions, you are far better off only making a small first deposit as the bonus percentage is much greater - although still nowhere near 100%. If you make a large first deposit you are only marginally better off with the "bonus" than you are without it.
Rakeback isn't worthless. Not sure about your cricket team . . . mate.
Joined: May '08
Age: 51 (M)
Posted by fini: Hello all! I have a problem with them. I don't like them. I usually just end up losing the money. If I miss the flop, I don't like to bet, except for the occasional situational bluff and semi-bluff.
If you raised pre-flop and hit big, you are often going to check till the turn anyway. So your opponent isn't necessarily going to "know" whether you missed or hit.
But some people seem to think a continuation bet is usually in order.
Good luck all ...
Well, I have to balance this with saying: I like them. Because I tend to win there. I got the initial 10 $ up to a hundred, and am the next time I'm playing releasing the next 20 bucks.