Is signup bonus just signup bogus?

nuts422

nuts422

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So my newbie ass signed up for Full Tilt a couple of weeks ago. Good deal, since they give me a 100% signup bonus.

After a couple of days of entertaining my new hobby, my account is down from the initial $100 to about $85 (yes, I lost!). At this point I receive message that they have "released" $10 or $20 of my startup bonus. A week or two later, while being below the initial $100, I get a similar release.

For the past couple of weeks I have started winning quite a bit, and my account is now well above where it started. I have not seen a "bonus release" in a long time.

So here is the question(s):

1. Are the signup bonuses only released when a player is losing?

2. Why can't I find information about how the signup bonus worsk on the full tilt website?

3. Do other poker sites release the bonus in a similar bogus manner?

4. If the answer to 1 is 'yes, is there a trick I can use? Like transferring money to all my girlfriends so as to reduce my account triggering a release of bonus and have them pay me back later (yea, right)?

peace,
n
 
Stick66

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If you click the "Bonus Account" button in the F.T.P cashier, it will tell you how much you have earned and how close you are to the next release.
 
katymaty

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when you sign up for a bonus you get a set amount of time to earn it. The reason you may not have earned any bonus money recently is that it could have expired.

When i first deposited $100 at Full Tilt I think i had 3 months to earn the bonus:)
 
nuts422

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Hey, thanks for your responses. I am a little embarrassed coz obviously this information was easily available. Anyway, I figured out that I needed to go back to cash games to release more bonus which I did and made money in those games + bonus. Super.
 
Bobbybones1950

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The Betonline (BOL) Poker site as far as I know is the only site that Matches your signup deposit without any formulas. I joined a couple months ago and they matched my buy-in instantly 100%.

I joined ACR several months ago as well and after 3 months My bonus was 5% of my buy in. I guess if your a High Roller and play alot of hi $$ games you'll do ok.

:party:
 
mar_dragan

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Just try to search answer on google.
If you can't find anything on google,just go and chat with live supports,and i am sure they will explain you everything about this question.
 
run187

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So my newbie ass signed up for Full Tilt a couple of weeks ago. Good deal, since they give me a 100% signup bonus.

After a couple of days of entertaining my new hobby, my account is down from the initial $100 to about $85 (yes, I lost!). At this point I receive message that they have "released" $10 or $20 of my startup bonus. A week or two later, while being below the initial $100, I get a similar release.

For the past couple of weeks I have started winning quite a bit, and my account is now well above where it started. I have not seen a "bonus release" in a long time.

So here is the question(s):

1. Are the signup bonuses only released when a player is losing?

2. Why can't I find information about how the signup bonus works on the full tilt website?

3. Do other poker sites release the bonus in a similar bogus manner?

4. If the answer to 1 is 'yes, is there a trick I can use? Like transferring money to all my girlfriends so as to reduce my account triggering a release of bonus and have them pay me back later (yeah, right)?

peace,
n
Any semi-competent casino pays bonuses like that in increments NEVER DO NUMBER 4 as it could get both accounts banned and void the bonus and can also get you in trouble with the law..
 
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