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Lazrek001

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I play on 888 poker, which can be played through an internet browser or through an App. If you download the app and deposit cash, then you get to spin their random chance wheel. The wheel has free promotion tournament tickets, sport bet offers (888 sport betting), casino offers (888 casino), cash bonus, and of course a blank (nothing). It seems to me that it isn't really a random chance wheel, it seems to be weighted to hit the free promotion tournament ticket or nothing at all. Since the beginning of the month 888 Poker has been running a new promotion and I get to spin the BONUS wheel two times per day. I have ONLY received a free promotion tournament ticket and the Blank (nothing). With this promotion running for two weeks now and getting two spins per day I figure that I should have received (at least one time) something else. Does anyone else feel this way about the 888 poker bonus wheel???
 
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don't believe every promotion, and that wheel prolly only hits 1 in 1000000 if it too good to be true it prolly is..... just a thought
 
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Somewhere in the fine print, it should tell you the probability of each outcome. It is very unlikely that they all are equally likely.
 
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Somewhere in the fine print, it should tell you the probability of each outcome. It is very unlikely that they all are equally likely.

Exactly. If you play Spin n Gos you are also way more likely to hit the low multipliers than the big jack-pot ones. And in a traditional lottery there are more 10$ prices than 10 million $ prices. I am not even egligible for these spins or coins or anything else because of my location. So just be happy for, whatever they give you :)
 
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I play on 888 poker, which can be played through an internet browser or through an app. If you download the app and deposit cash, then you get to spin their random chance wheel. The wheel has free promotion tournament tickets, sport bet offers (888 sport betting), casino offers (888 casino), cash bonus, and of course a blank (nothing). It seems to me that it isn't really a random chance wheel, it seems to be weighted to hit the free promotion tournament ticket or nothing at all. Since the beginning of the month 888 poker has been running a new promotion and I get to spin the BONUS wheel two times per day. I have ONLY received a free promotion tournament ticket and the Blank (nothing). With this promotion running for two weeks now and getting two spins per day I figure that I should have received (at least one time) something else. Does anyone else feel this way about the 888 poker BONUS wheel???

I don't play 888, so I am only speaking in general terms. Most poker sites have very fine print where they explain the "give-aways" or chances to win something for nothing. Many of these prizes have a dollar amount which the site usually takes from "rake" or from its advertising budget, in other words somebody at the site knows the amount of give away and then it is just a mathematical calculation of how many prizes, from there it is just another random number generator. So in my opinion, it is just the way online poker has always done it. Many people won't ever believe it is random, and no way to convince someone who believes otherwise. GOOD LUCK- next spin might be the 1 :elefant: EDIT- Oh , as the other poster have said. the odds for free ticket might be 1 in 3 , odds for money prize might be 1 in 57 , and so on.
 
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I understand the odds and things, but I think, if you get a NOTHING five times n a row the odds should change.

Maybe just a little bit. :D
 
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yeah promotions might be pretty rigged, if it would be all random they would lose more money that they can afford
 
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Think i only hit the blank like 2 times in probably 100 spins....

The freeroll tickets are of course the most frequent prize ;)

But i also received free sports bets and blast-tickets ( some worth $1 ).

Just keep spinning daily.... Over time you will get some nice prizes...
It's just the bonus you get !!! Focus on turning your opponents into
your personal cash cows. The promotions are just the topping of the cake...
 
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The rewards are weighted.
I thought that I had once seen what the various chances were, but can no longer find it.

I had expected it to be in the spin terms and conditions, but it wasn't there:
https://www.888poker.com/terms/888spin/

#8 is interesting:
Odds of winning vary between players depending on gaming and deposit activity
 
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With your mobile you can spin it two times a day. Of course the tickets are the most results. But today I got a present (which was 1 USD) and a Spinticket with 0,1 USD, not too bad..
 
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Seems to me, online poker sites offer promotions, and other perks the same as casinos, except I can't seem to get a free room or free meals. The sites are making huge sums from the rake on almost every hand, and the big sites can push through millions of hands an hour. Offering us perks, relative to our contributions to the rake, keeps us coming back.
 
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I guess I am not giving enough of MY money to the house. I seem to keep taking it away from other people.
 
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Hi!

It would have been weird for me to win something with this ticket. With this promotion, all you have to do is get a couple of new people and trust that if you have 1000 new registrants, for example, 50 will just keep playing. I don't think that's a nice thing that 888 poker does. Sometimes you could throw something away so you don't feel cheated.
 
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The rewards are weighted.
I thought that I had once seen what the various chances were, but can no longer find it.

I had expected it to be in the spin terms and conditions, but it wasn't there:
https://www.888poker.com/terms/888spin/

#8 is interesting:


Thanks that fact was surprising for me, I thought the odds were the same for all players, anyway I could understand that policy.. at the end it`s free for the players.

It would not feel right to complain about that. 888 has so many freerolls each day :)
 
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weighted

definitely weighted in worst prize area. But I have seen a buddy get $10 sports cash to bet. so it's there just gotta be lucky I guess
 
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