I, too, received an offer from Oddsmaker to play poker on that site. I downloaded the software, entered my bonus code and they did, indeed, put $50 into my account.
Reading the fine print, I saw that I had to play 200 raked hands, wait at least 30 days, could not withdraw less than $50 (note that one must win or at least stay even to qualify to withdraw), and had to pay a minimum fee of $8 (other options were more onerous).
Playing at $1-$2 limits, I ran my balance up to $103 or $104, but in a couple of bad sessions, went back down to $39. Then, when I got it back to $50 and some change, I requested the withdrawal of $42 (allowing them to charge the $8 fee). It took approximately a week, but I did get the $42.
This (Oddsmaker) is not a particularly good site, with few players and tables (except during the freerolls). They are not responsive to helpful suggestions (such as indicating which players are sitting out). All in all, I would not recommend it.
But, I did get $42 from them for "free."
Last edited by OINKJOHNSON2 : 17th March 2008 at 8:23 PM.
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