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Very misleading iPoker promotion

Discussion in 'Poker Complaints' started by JackTenOff, Feb 19, 2013.

    Feb 19, 2013
  1. JackTenOff

    JackTenOff Webmaster webmeister

    Today iPoker had a promotion which was a '$2,000 added MTT', however the tournament buyin was $1+$1 (yes 100% rake).
    The tournament got over 2,000 runners which meant nothing was added due to the rake and iPoker infact ended up making almost $200 profit.

    Very misleading iPoker promotion: mislead.fw.jpg,Feb 19, 2013
  2. Feb 19, 2013
  3. PCJACKPOT2008

    PCJACKPOT2008 Senior Member

    What? To me it looks like 2194 runners and a prize pool of $4194.

    Added is not the same as guaranteed.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
  5. Captureking

    Captureking Experienced Member

    Looks legit to me with the limited info given.

    Boyles made $194. Looks like a freezout and 2194 players entered hence rake paid to the 2 k ($1 a pop rake) but the added attracted people.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  6. Feb 20, 2013
  7. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Pro Poker Player
    Las Vegas
    I have to agree, there is nothing wrong here except the high rake.
  8. Mar 9, 2013
  9. SirWegs

    SirWegs Experienced Member


    Well, if they dont make profit you wouldnt have any good poker rooms to play at! Its not free to run a poker room. Just the server cost most be insane!
  10. Apr 17, 2013
  11. Roller_Jamie

    Roller_Jamie Dormant account

    Product Manager
    United Kingdom
    Despite the high rake there was still a risk to the room as if only 500 players turn up the promotion costs them $1500. Granted it didn't end up being particularly good value for the players who took part but the $1+$1 was clearly displayed all along.

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