View Full Version : Best/Worst Initial Deposit Bonus

08-18-2005, 12:38 PM
As the post suggests, post your own, with reasons.

Best... Empire poker, not too big but cleared quickly and the withdraw was smooth, nice software too.

Worst... Noble poker, promising bonus, cashout was a disaster and they wouldn't let me leave with my money, each time I tried they increased the amount of raked hands I needed, finally I played the money away and was just glad to get away from the site.

Post your stories...

08-18-2005, 12:41 PM
Best: Bodog
Worst: Absolute puke

08-18-2005, 12:51 PM
Haven't been at it for long, but Sportingbet.com was great. Cleared the $100 bonus in 5 hours with just a $20 deposit, cashed out, received all monies in 24 hours.

08-18-2005, 04:01 PM
Best: Bodog
Worst: Absolute puke

[/ QUOTE ]

All this badmouthing absolute...I guess I am the only one who likes the site.

08-18-2005, 04:03 PM
best: poker plex (they dont have to be raked hands and you can do it every month)
worst: well, there are too many to list...

08-18-2005, 04:32 PM
I like Absolute a lot.

08-18-2005, 05:01 PM
Saying Absolute's is the worst is insane. A 500 dollar 10x bonus is super compared to Pacific which is the worst of the lot, followed closely by UB and FTP.

And Noble Poker sucks too.

08-18-2005, 05:18 PM
Absolute's neteller bonus is huge, but clears pretty slowly for me at $1 NL. Then again I have been playing ALOT less recently, may just seem slow, and I'm not multitabling much anymore.

08-20-2005, 09:34 PM
best littlewoods no raked hands required just dealt hands and my favorite is party tons of games and usually only 7 raked hands for the bonus.
worst hmmm I guess any site that requires a contributed raked hand.

08-20-2005, 10:58 PM
Worst is FT.

Can someone tell me about the bodog bonus. How it works. The games. Any rakeback? ETC


08-21-2005, 01:17 PM
I liked Doylesroom. You get action points for being aggressive, particularly if you lead at a pot. It cleared fairly quickly and the games were way soft. 100 in a few days at .5-1 nl.

Fulltilt had a good ratio and cleared every twenty dollars, but required a lot of play at 1-2 nl.
Party and affiliates cleared quickly. 100 in a day or 2 was pretty easy to do.
Hollywood takes an eternity. If you deposit to get a 500 dollar sign up bonus, you'd have to play an insane amount to get it in the necessary 30 days. Ratio is like 15 (of 1 dollar or more, 30 for .50-.95 rake) raked hands to a 1 dollar of bonus.
paradise was super quick and only took a few days for 100 bucks at pl50, 3 tabling.
noble/cdpoker take forever to clear on 1-2 nl. It's 400 crowns per 10 dollars right now. And you can only check your status by contacting customer support.
poker mountain is pretty good, 100 raked hands per 10 bucks, match of 100 percent up to 500 bucks, but no one ever plays there.
ub seems a little slow in clearing, but they have tons of bonuses
pokerstars was fairly easy to clear playing 1-2 nl.

When I say a day to clear, it's usually a pretty long day 8-10 hours of 3 or 4 tabling.

08-21-2005, 01:48 PM
best: easy 5x party skins

worst: UB, FTP, noble