Dream Poker's bonus is just that...a dream
The reason I signed up with Dream poker was mostly for the 120% bonus and, to a lesser extent, CC's past freeroll. Before I signed up, I searched Dream's website for more details on the 120% bonus. I found just a little bit of info that was pretty vague. But I still thought "It couldn't be as tough as Titan's. Could it?" Well, now I have found that "Yes, it could."
At Dream Poker, I play half .05/.10 NLHE & half .10/.20 NLHE. I see no place to view my bonus status. Only "raked hands" are shown. Since June 15, it says I've played 309 "raked hands". My PokerTracker says I've played 1623 total hands. I guess the low stakes I play, combined with the fact that the majority of the tables with any players at my stakes are 6-player ones, means I'm avoiding rake quite a bit.
I got an email from them the other day when I had about 240 raked hands. It said I had 3 "points". I guess raked hands at different stakes count differently towards these points. You need a certain amount of points to get 25% of your bonus released. I think my next bonus release will be at 15 points to get $15. According to my calculations, I'll need to play approximately 1200 "raked hands" and 6315 total hands at my stakes to get $15. This still being only 25% of my bonus. If it took me 15 days to get 3 points, it should take me 75 total days to get 15 points. Just 60 more days. Just 285 more to clear the whole thing.
I refuse to play higher stakes just for the sake of clearing a bonus more quickly. So I guess I'll just have to lump it. Is it my fault for signing up without understanding the bonus structure? Or is it Dream Poker's fault for not explaining it better? Or a little bit of both? Well, I guess I'm not mad. Just disappointed.