I bet all the casino companies wished they had pushed more for online gambling now! They could have been discussed on CNBC as one of the winning industries, simply moving all their business to mobile, but instead, their obituaries are being written. I remember the financial recession in 2008 and 2009. I watched it on TV and chuckled at all the people out of a job while I retired to my desktop computer to grind away on Full Tilt Poker
Ahh, thanks to this pcgamer article for helping me with moving tables since the merge. It still baffles me how wsop software actually got worse when they merged the states. PcGamer article
Update 6:04pm Sep 15: This article was in error as to the Happy Hours. The double APPs do not count toward cashback. They only count toward loyalty status. Updated to reflect this. WSOP.com is billing their late September tournament series as an Online Circuit event, which presumably means the winners will receive rings. For tournament players, this adds some events to play that may bring out more recreational players. But, are you aware of the cash game promos WSOP.com is
For 4 years, every time WSOP updates the client, I think maybe they’ll fix the waitlist bug. And every time, I’m disappointed.
Well, tilt is becoming a major problem for me. With the number of games, it is harder to table select, which makes my EV lower, which makes swings more common. I hate stop-losses, but I may need one with the new flavor of WSOP.
It’s strange to be back in Las Vegas, playing against players from New Jersey. I didn’t miss the merge purposely, I had an Asia vacation planned a year ago for those months, but now I wish I was still in Asia. I’ll try to post an article with a more in-depth opinion of WSOP after the merge in a week or so. For now, I’m adjusting back to playing stateside. New Jersey grinders It feels more like New Jersey than Nevada.
Today I received an email from Total Rewards detailing the 2018 benefits. We want our valuable guests to be the first to hear about the 2018 Seven Stars® benefits!1 Not so valuable anymore… I was not planning to strive for Seven Stars in 2018, but now I may never strive for it again. While the two main benefits of Seven Stars remains, the retreat and the dining folio, the Aspirations are gone and the free play is reduced to $1
In back to back months, WSOP has offered a DIY bonus. In the DIY bonus, the player is awarded a bonus based on the amount of poker they play in a 7 day period. I’m always a fan of bonuses of course and if it becomes a regular thing, it will be a nice $200 bonus every month for most grinders. I am a little worried that with this new strategy there will be no more month long DIY bonuses
It was recently announced by the office of New Jersey governor Chris Christie that an agreement had been reached with Nevada and Delaware to share player pools. There is currently limited information only available from a single press release. (http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552017/approved/20171013b.html) I suspected this day would come, though now that it is here, I’m not sure what to think of it. I played in New Jersey and found the player pool to be tougher than Nevada and with more players, it
Most poker players know of the withdraw doom switch, in which a downswing occurs immediately after withdrawing from the site. For me, it’s the promo doom switch. I tend to have my best months when I’m not playing for any kind of bonus. In the months the poker site is offering tons of rakeback via different promotions (read 55% rakeback), I tend to not do as well. My base cashback is 20%. I receive that because of my elite status