re: Poker & Thinking about opening up an acount at Doyle's Room
I played there before I ever heard about Rakeback. If I remember correctly depositing was a little bit of a pain - but if you're not a repeat depositor should be fine -
They have a weekly bounty where 3-4 celebrities/family members play, and the prizes get stupid if you knock out all 3 (ya right) - but they refund your first buy-in and fee when you play in it.
I also really liked the 'Gold Card' thing - (and this may explain the tight play) - for every certain number of status points the table accumulates, it randomly picks cards until one was one of the dealt hole cards, and that player gets a 'Gold Card' added to his account - which you can use on the daily lottery - which is ussually a tournament where the buyin is x of 'card' - or rarely a cash bonus.
I haven't played on the site in a little over 8 months (if memory serves me correctly), but it had that going for it, if you're a ring game player.
And I can't really complain about the software.
As far as customer service goes - I had a guy named Carl Malone call and e-mail me a bunch of times, ask me how I liked the room, let me know there was a promotion coming up - and I had to scan/e-mail them my ID. If Carl calls you, you should ask why he got out of basketball, and if Jimmy Kimmel's impressions bother him... (Now I gotta youtube some of that . . . that stuff is funny.)
There ya go.