Was it a big mistake?

    • Sansan111
      Sansan111
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2009 Posts: 4
      Hey everyone, I have signed up here and choosed 888.com to receive bonus. As I was going through this site, I realised that I need to weager 5000 bugs to clear the bonus.
      Was it a mistake to choose 888.com?
      Is it nearly impossible to produce that wegar with 50 bugs?
      Is it possible now to change my poker room?

      Thanks in advanced for your help. :)
      Also it would be very kind to have some suggestion how to go with 50 bugs to complete such a wegar.
  • 11 replies
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Hi Sansan111 & welcome to PokerStrategy, it's good to see you.

      All poker platforms have similar targets, but they of course do vary from time to time.

      With all of the free coaching & strategy material that PokerStrategy provide you, it is actually quite easy to soon start making a profit and with regular play, you will soon accumulate player points.
      The key to success though is to follow the strategy guides completely and not to stray otherwise you risk losing the $50 through bad play.

      Keep reading/learning, play and enjoy your poker.

      Good luck, wishing you every success. Best regards,


      Bart

      Edit: Oh I think it is only possible to re-select a poker room if your $50 hasn't already been allocated into your account. If it has been allocated, you will need to clear it on your exisiting account. Contact support if not already allocated.
    • ruskiyguy
      ruskiyguy
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2009 Posts: 30
      Hi
      I was actually about to post the same question, I as well got my 50$ yesterday and played all day on .05/.010 NL ring games, at the end of the day I barely had any points. So my question is how realistic is it to clear bonus at pacific 888 and how many have done it so far?

      I did notice pacific points are way harder to accumulate than other sites I tried so far

      thoughts?
    • Jdz
      Jdz
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2008 Posts: 64
      It'll take awhile to clear the bonus playing playing at those levels, I'd suggest playing more than just a single table, if you're able to do that comfortably, because it'll mean more hands and more points.

      Also, it gets easier once you move up limits (when your BRM permits).

      Though take my advice as a grain of salt, after all I am only a basic member at the moment.

      :f_o:
    • shortfuse
      shortfuse
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      no that's good advice,

      i'm on partypoker playing 6 tables at once NL10 and can make about 3 points an hour ish i think

      300 to clear in 120 days
    • ruskiyguy
      ruskiyguy
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2009 Posts: 30
      well i mtt 5-8 tables. Is pacific just more cautious with their points compared to say titan/ft/vc/cake/ps? I am just deciding whether to invest time on pacific or to switch over to another site?

      thoughts?
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello guys,

      Please remember that there is a difference between 'wagering' - 'rake' and 'Pacific Points'.

      Most other sites have some kind of rake or points related requirement for cashing out the starting capital. Rake is the amount of 'fee' you have paid to the casino and points are the usual currency that is given to show how much rake you have produced. On Pacific you also receive points for the amount of rake you produce.

      The $5000 wagered is not rake or points though. That means you don't need to have raked $5000 or earned 5000 points - just bet or called (so wagered) a total of $5000 before cashing out.

      In terms of amount that you have to play it is very similar to the other rooms.

      Best regards
      SoyCD
    • ruskiyguy
      ruskiyguy
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2009 Posts: 30
      Ok good to hear, I guess i will keep grinding out on the pacific bonus.

      How do you know how close you are to clear the bonus at pacific because they dont show how many points you have or how much you wagered ?
      any idea?

      Thanks,
      Vlad
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Originally posted by ruskiyguy
      Ok good to hear, I guess i will keep grinding out on the pacific bonus.

      How do you know how close you are to clear the bonus at pacific because they dont show how many points you have or how much you wagered ?
      any idea?

      Thanks,
      Vlad
      Hey ruskiyguy,

      You can always ask their support on how much you have currently wagered. Once you start approaching 200-300 points you are probably very close to having wagered $5000 (although this is just me guestimating so don't take my word for it)

      Best regards
      SoyCD
    • excelgeo
      excelgeo
      Silver
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,107
      it literally means going 500 times all in in NL10.
    • ruskiyguy
      ruskiyguy
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2009 Posts: 30
      Originally posted by SoyCD
      Originally posted by ruskiyguy
      Ok good to hear, I guess i will keep grinding out on the pacific bonus.

      How do you know how close you are to clear the bonus at pacific because they dont show how many points you have or how much you wagered ?
      any idea?

      Thanks,
      Vlad
      Hey ruskiyguy,

      You can always ask their support on how much you have currently wagered. Once you start approaching 200-300 points you are probably very close to having wagered $5000 (although this is just me guestimating so don't take my word for it)

      Best regards
      SoyCD

      Ok thanks, I wrote them an email yesterday still waiting.

      I gained 33 points in first 3 days so I guess 300 points wont be too difficult. Also up to $83.45 playing .05/.10 NL 10 person ring games. I play the occasional 88 cent 40 person sng its pretty easy to make final table and get in the money.

      Any suggestions on how to earn quicker money here (ie going higher stakes ring games because opponents are very very soft)

      Thanks,

      Vlad
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello ruskiyguy,

      Please don't let yourself be drawn in by the thoughts of 'quick money'.

      Although the games at Pacific are very soft - poker is a game of small edges and high variance. No matter how big your edge - if you start playing above bankroll management you will inevitably go broke. For the moment don't concentrate on the money or the clearing of the bonus.

      Try to play well, watch videos, post your hands in the forum and work on improving. As your bankroll grows, simply move up in limits as bankroll management allows you and not before.

      This is the best way to make money in a reliable fashion.

      Best regards
      SoyCD