Just a quick little shout-out to my new friends at OddsMaker.Com. They sent me some FREE money a couple of months ago, and I just cashed out for 4x the original gift.
A little while ago, I got something in the mail from some seemingly new betting site with my favorite kind of marketing stunt... FREE MONEY. The letter said they would deposit $50 in my account for play at their casino, sportsbook, or poker room. Well, if you're reading this, you probably know what I did.
I popped into the poker room and started playing. OK, so it's not exactly PokerStars for traffic, and there's only Hold'Em ring games, but there are also crazy rebuy tournaments, Sit n Go's, gigantic overlays, and remember, this was FREE MONEY.
Anyway, playing just Sit N Go's and rebuys, I quickly jacked the amount over $100. Uh-oh, I better check out the cash-out policies. Luckily, they have an awesome online chat for Customer Service and I quickly found out that I had a play-through of 200 raked hands. Child's play. So I sat down to some easy .25/.50 fixed Hold'Em. Every hand was raked, so I sat for a little over an hour piling up the raked hands.
Lo and behold, I kept winning. The level of play reminded me a lot of the early days of Party Poker where everyone saw every flop and playing tight poker meant playing winning poker. Every suited connector, every baby pair could see a cheap flop. If it hit, I was guaranteed to win about 10 BBs. If it missed, I lost a blind. The money quickly ramped over $200... at .25/.50!
So today I pop back on, asking my online Customer Service friends how close I was to my 200 raked hands. I was only 30 or so hands away. So I won 200 BBs in 170 hands. Not bad... The juicy .25/.50 was full (only one table at each denomination, the perils of being a small fish pond), so I sat at .10/.20 PL-Omaha-8 and played about 60 or so hands and won another $20, so my account is now around $270.
Cashing out is an interesting exercise. They'll pay you in a debit/gift card for a $20 fee. I just submitted my withdrawal, so I'll keep you posted on how quickly I get my card. I left $50+ behind and I'll be running that up too. Like I said, this site reminds me a lot of the fishy first few days at Party/Empire with some gamboolers who may have signed up for the sportsbook betting/slot machines and decided to try poker.
If you want to sign up, go to OddsMaker.com and use my referral code: 1115005. I'll kickback 50% of whatever I make from the referrals back to you. As long as you don't hook MY fish, you're welcome to join me there. They've also got full slot machine and casino choices, as well as a small sportsbook, so there are lots of ways to satisfy your action jones.