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Microgaming tournaments

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by MightyDuck, Feb 28, 2016.

    Feb 28, 2016
  1. MightyDuck

    MightyDuck Experienced Member

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    I have observed the microgaming tournaments deteriorating in prize money over the last 1 year.

    The monthly monster tourney went down in prize money from 30 over 25 to now 20k €

    The quarterly BIG tournament went down from 100 to 75k€

    I think that sucks and is bad for us tournament players. These stingy guys :mad:
     
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  3. interlog

    interlog Senior Member MM webmeister

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    Don't play then then :confused:
     
  4. Feb 28, 2016
  5. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Perhaps the take-up is lower, the player base now especially after Viper reliability problems, plus the same players winning each time.

    Prizes reflect the take for the tournament.
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2016
  7. nutnut

    nutnut 30 day suspension - flaming

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    I hope 32red lose big money on these and everyone avoids them. Same 4/5 players rebuying non stop and taking same prizes every week/month, why would anyone neter them. These players just buy the prize money, 32red clearly dont care. i'd happily take part if rebuys was limited, but nope they greedy. Much prefer videoslots battleslots everyone has equal chance
     
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  9. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

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    I don't pay - actually, just in another thread, I expressed why - someone yahoo is always willing to pay more than the value of the prize...even if I opted to buy a continue to get it someone always has a bigger bankroll to trump me and knock me out.
    But,,power to those willing; if you want to go for it... go nuts.
    There's always freerolls and a mixed bag of turnies. I just won my frist freeroll last night - http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72029
     
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  11. nutnut

    nutnut 30 day suspension - flaming

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    Maybe they're addicts, but there is ZERO reason to play(buy in ones) these unless you ae willing to rebuy/continue 100's of times. One of the people who consistently wins or gets top prizes post on here, he must play it 24/7 to be able to continue buy so often. Fair play to him if makes him a profit, but i will never play a tourney unless continues/rebuy are capped or 1 buy in only.

    32red neeed to realise they're putting players off taking part.

    i used to play avalon freeroll, but with it crashing all time i've given up deleted the software.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2016
  13. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Who could that be ;)

    However, most tournaments offer limited continues, and it's these that have suffered the biggest scaling back of prizes, such as the Monthly Monster that has gone from paying 30 places to only 20 places. It's a self fulfilling destructive cycle as reduction of the prize pot discourages even more people from trying. If the tournament doesn't work, change the format, not reduce the prizes.

    If anything, an accumulator would be the best model as it would be far more transparent in terms of money spent by players being paid back in prizes, yet Microgaming only do ONE accumulator. The starting prizes may look unattractive, but if run over a month they are driven up through participation, and the higher they go, the more attractive the tournament, which is a positive feedback because more entries means an even bigger prize pot, with in turn attracts even more entries.

    The latest quarterly seems to have a format more like the monthly monster, a stack of $2000 prizes rather than a top prize of $10,000 with a descent to $1000 within a few places. This might encourage more players to try for $2000, which for most would be more than they usually win from a half decent run in these.

    The constant technical problems have probably put off many players as they never seem to fix it, but are forever trying, and we see the tournament games redownload at least once a month, often more.
     
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  15. nutnut

    nutnut 30 day suspension - flaming

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    Out of interest do you make a profit doing what you do, and if so is it worth the time. I mean ae you making thousands or just a few hundred each month.
     
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  17. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Top 2 places result in a profit, and with so few willing to "go all the way", it is actually profitable, but it's not a fortune. However, winning twice is an income of £3000 in a month, and it pretty good compared to a job on minimum wage that would take a similar number of hours per working week as does playing the £20K

    If more players went all out for it, overall it would be loss making to aim for the top.

    The tournaments with only a few continues can be far more profitable, but also far more down to luck than a "brute force" assault by having a big enough bankroll.

    Last month, I scooped a €1000 prize from the Monthly Monster on my first buy in plus all the continues. I came 23rd, so this month this would not be enough.
     
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  19. MightyDuck

    MightyDuck Experienced Member

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    I've told you before there should be a non-attack pact or something like that.

    Off-topic, what did you do on the last 20k quid on 32red? It appeared that you tried to catch up but you had no pressure from behind. I was already scared that you could close the gap.
     
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  21. nutnut

    nutnut 30 day suspension - flaming

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    pretty ood work then, 3k is alot a month for pressing a button from home.lol wish i had the balls but knowing my luck id not even make the top 5 never mind top 2:D
     
  22. Feb 29, 2016
  23. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    I was hoping that the top 2 had spent nearly all their continues at the low 11 million level, but it seems they hadn't, and I was unable to steal 2nd place.
    I also wondered whether the weak showing was a reflection of the earlier technical issues, which were not causing ME any problems in the last couple of days.

    A non aggression treaty probably wouldn't work, how would we share the spoils:p (3 for me, one for you, 2 for me, one for you....... etc...).
     
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  25. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    3K is a maximum. It's likely to be less, even a loss some months. However, it beats 40 hours a week @ £6.70 stacking shelves in Tesco.

    I could be cheeky and register for working tax credits as a "professional tournament player", but I would then have to declare any winnings and pay 20% tax:D
     

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