Which bonus is more +EV?

    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Ok so... I'm wondering whether it's more +EV to buy a bonus for 5k FPP = 50$ untill I reach a decent roll or should I save the FPP for the 650$ bonus, which could take a few months though :( . I'm becoming a goldstar in a few days, but reaching platinumstar and 50k FPP will probably take a few months. So I'm thinking that I should just buy the 50$ bonuses until I reach like 2k$ BR and 2/4 FL and platinumstar, then slowly start collecting points for the 650$ bonus. I mean it's just the comparison between 150$ and how much I could earn by moving to 2/4 earlier.
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    • slikec
      slikec
      Global
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      I also think is better that until you start making at least 15k points per month is useless to wait for 650$ bonus. Even that takes more than 3 month to claim. Just my two cents;)
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      It's always better to save FPPs for a higher bonus.
      I know you are tempted, but 50$ shouldn't be a big deal for your BR.

      I made some calculations while ago and they might help you. Since then, they changed these statuses a bit, so difference is even bigger.

      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      I calculated "rakeback" for FL 0.25/0.50 and 0.5/1 SH, if anyone is interested.
      If you want to have calculation for your limit I'd need exact info:
      Hands, VPP, rake.
      Wait means that you are collecting FPPs on lower limit and how many rakeback you get for them while playing on this limit. We are assuming that one day you will get to the new limit/higher status.

      On 0.25/0.50 you can only have Bronze Star status.
      If you wait for Silver Star, you can get 50$ for 5000 FPP cash back, which is same as 1,1% rakeback.

      On 0.5/1 SH you can only have Gold Star status (theoretically you can have more, but let's assume you are not a German freak :D )

      As Silver Star and 50$ cashback you get 10% rake back.
      If you wait for Gold Star you can cash 285$ for 25 000 FPP and this would give you 11,4% rakeback.

      As Gold Star and 50$ cashback you get 13,4% rakeback.
      As Gold Star and 285$ cashback you get 15,3% rakeback.
      If you wait for Platinum Star you can cash 650$ for 50 000 FPP and this would give you 17,4% rakeback.
      If you wait for Supernova you can cash 1500$ for 100 000 FPP and thiw would give you 20,1% rakeback.
      If you wait for Supernova you can cash 4000$ for 250 000 FPP and thiw would give you 21,4% rakeback.
    • Anssi
      Anssi
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      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 2,173
      After you are supernova though, you get milestone bonuses as well. With them you have about 40% rb as supernova.

      Oh, and save for the 650$ bonus or buy Gift Cards, they have better value than the 650$ bonus, of course you just have to buy something from specific place then.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      ya anssi, it's nice that you've mentioned it, if i'll want to go on a vacation, i can just take the 2000$ gift certificate for traveling someday :P .
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      But to they apply in Slovenia? :P
      50€ and 250€ Cadooz.com Gift Certificate works only in two stores for Slovenian players.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      well i went to see the site of the travel agency and i can take a plane from slovenia's airport so they should work :) . too bad there's no certificates for amazon.com, could really use one of those (they're only for amazon.co.uk which is UK :( )
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      So what if it's only for UK? They ship to Slovenia too. Max delivery rate is 6GBP.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      i'm registered at amazon.com :(
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      And you can't make another account on amazon.uk? :P
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      i prefer vacations, i'm old and need to rest my bones :P