Op-Ed: Poker promotions and a free app
A round up of some of the latest offers for those foolish people - including you - who think there are easy ways to make money on the Internet.
To begin with, RakeTheRake - the world's largest poker affiliate - is offering a free trial of a new app that allows you to apply mathematics to your game at the table.
This is not the first such application of course, and it is undoubtedly mathematically sound, but the big problem with on-line poker is the idiots who insist on drawing wildly against pot odds to crack your set with a gutshot. If there are three of these on your table you are guaranteed either to lose your entire bankroll or be busted out of the tournament while the one who takes your money will lose it all on the odds-on favourite at Newmarket the following day. Nevertheless, for those who want to give PokerPal a try, sign up with RakeTheRake
and take the plunge. This affiliate is also offering a large number of other promotions that are worth checking out including rakeback (paid to play) on all or most of its client sites.
PartyPoker is one of the biggest sites, and it is offering some big promotions this month, including a $1500 Freeroll on Saturdays.
This starts at 14.00 Eastern Standard Time, which is something of a joke because American players are now banned by their government
from this nefarious on-line activity.
$1500 up for free sounds good value, but bare in mind there will be 4,999 others competing for the same money. Details of this promotion can currently be found here
If you decide to take the plunge and sign up with PartyPoker or any other poker site, be sure to do so with RakeTheRake
or another affiliate such as RakeBack.Com
. That way you will get maximum value.
As well as its £500 Sunday Facebook Freeroll
, the UK high street bookmaker William Hill has just started a new Poker League. Full details can currently be found here
has been running special UK promotions for some time, but again bear in mind that free money often involves hard work, not to mention heartache if some moron cracks your aces with garbage right on the bubble. Which brings us back to bad beats.
Check out this recent article
, and if you think this happens only in cyberspace, check out too some of the live bad beats on YouTube.