re: Poker & building up a busted bankroll
You don't have to switch the 'tourney dollars' into cash dollars on the site. You can just draw from tourney dollars for any games you choose to enter (ie. sngs, mtts, etc.). Then the money you win from those games is 'cash', so there's really no point to swapping 'tourney dollars' for 'cash dollars' and losing the 5% on the exchange (unless you're choosing to withdrawl the funds or to use it on cash tables).
Every satellite I've entered and won in, I've always been able to 'unregister' from the tournament on Fulltilt,.. BUT I have never done so with FTP's so couldn't tell you about that one (I use them for FTP mtt satellites then if I win more I buy Fulltilt clothing with them... good for gifts also).
I'm not sure how it works on Stars. My account there is way down from where it used to be but not from losing as I've actually been running a +ROI on there but play very rarely there. I transferred out the majority of my account to friends who were wishing to play on Stars and didn't have means to make a deposit. It's left me now to where I don't have enough in my account to back me in the mtt buyins I'd prefer to be playing as I don't have patience or desire to play in the super micro mtts of $5 & under (or $10 & under really).
I'm not sure how the satellites work on Stars and if one is able to 'unregister' from the tourney and then be able to use tourney dollars for buy-ins to other tourneys instead of just the one the satellite was specified for (ie. like the $2 mtt to the Sun$200K... I heard you could unregister and keep the T$'s but wrote support and they said I had to use it for the Sun$200K, which is just a huge donkfest in itself).
Can anyone tell me about how the setup works on Stars?