Originally Posted by BSG34
There was a software update a few days ago that said that all "freezeout" tournaments were now eligible for re-entry now on the merge network. I think that they were leary of some of the huge overlays developing.
I noticed in a $200+15 tourney that 1 player had re-entered twice, they were in it for $615 at that point which means that they had to finish like 7th or better just to break even...it was just a regular tournament not assoc. with PM.
Seems like a serious -EV play to re-enter with a starting stack a couple hours into a tournament, I guess that some people just have money to burn! Hope that they are not "house players" playing for the site, makes me wonder.
I have thought the same thing about the whole "house players" aspect. It's almost stupid to think they wouldn't have people on their payroll playing to keep funds from leaving. I mean, it seems almost impossible that they would get caught unless those players ratted out Carbon, which they wouldn't because most of the guys that work for them (at least on the support side) are from borderline third world countries who would honestly just appreciate the job no matter how unethical it was. I am speculating of course, but it just doesn't seem far fetched, however this personal oppinion of mine isn't 1/10th of the reason I don't play on Merge anymore. Even if I knew they had house players I still would be playing on there if they would pay out faster than 2-3 months. So PM overlays or not, count me out.
JFWIW, I would not deposit a dime there as of right now because people are talking and the network doesn't look like it can sustain for much longer.