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JohnnyD568

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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 I’ve seen where people couldn’t withdraw ANYTHING while waiting for the bonus requirement to be completed, even though the request doesn’t 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 don’t.
 
hugh blair

hugh blair

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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?
 
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JohnnyD568

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Thanks for the reply. I haven’t 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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 I’ve seen some complaints. So yeah I guess I’m just looking for the best play with least problems.
 
Newzooozooo

Newzooozooo

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Hi.
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?
Good luck.
 
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JohnnyD568

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Thanks

Good idea. I don’t grind all day ( wish I could) so meeting the bonus requirement won’t come as fast as if I did. If I multi tabled for a few hours every day I wouldn’t 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.
 
joeisi

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I don't like the bonus money offers as the playthrough/unlocking requirements are normally quite high and not achievable.

What I look for is a nice ticket offer like GG Poker offers for first time customers and the ones pokerstars runs from time to time.
 
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samsonand

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There are many ways to win these bonuses but I always saw them very difficult for each player because they are always with limits that are almost impossible to reach.
 
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Majari_

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I don't like the play through bonuses, instead I often choose free tickets that some sites offer. You get less but at least I don't have to play for ages to release my bonus.
 
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