This is a discussion on Bonus money within the online poker forums, in the Poker Deposits & Withdrawals section; So if you deposit money into the poker room and they give you a bonus it seems like it clouds the whole issue of when
So if you deposit money into the poker room and they give you a bonus it seems like it clouds the whole issue of when and if you can withdraw. I am aware you have to play enough hands to merit receiving the bonus but Iíve seen where people couldnít withdraw ANYTHING while waiting for the bonus requirement to be completed, even though the request doesnít include funds from the bonus. Say you deposit 100 dollars and get 100 bonus. Now you need 50 dollars but they freeze everything until the required hands are played even though you are not requesting the bonus funds yet. Is this really a thing people have problems with? I used 100 dollars for an easy example but some folks deposit much much more. Is this a thing? Just going it with no strict bonus restraints and playing with real money ( not getting false sense of security because my bonus money makes it look like I got more than I do ) but then I really donít.
Yes it depends really each poker site has different rules and bonuses also,
Some you must clear bonus before withdraw others will let you withdraw but then you forfeit the bonus for example.
Then others you can withdraw $50 like in your example and bonus is not affected varies a lot what poker site and bonus are you using?
Join Date: Jan 2020
Thanks for the reply. I havenít made a deposit yet due to all the problems I hear about. I played at Bodog back in the day. Back then there was no bonus when I deposited but I didnít deposit a lot but when I did decided to cash some out I in fact did get a check sent by courier. It was a foreign looking check and I didnít think they would cash it but they did with no problems! Now I wanted to deposit at Bovada ( I like the same software!) but then while catching up on the current online poker world Iíve seen some complaints. So yeah I guess Iím just looking for the best play with least problems.
Join Date: Apr 2018
Online Poker at: PokerStars
re: Poker & Bonus money
But no one is forcing you to take this bonus money. Can't you give them up when you make a deposit?
If you use the codes when making a deposit, only then you are credited with these bonus funds, right?
Join Date: Jan 2020
Good idea. I donít grind all day ( wish I could) so meeting the bonus requirement wonít come as fast as if I did. If I multi tabled for a few hours every day I wouldnít think too much about it. But you do see threads on here about folks having these problems so I defer to the more experienced players on this great forum to see if I can find the best place to play and deposit my funds.