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Me and My Dog


Me and my dog, skipping through the forest.
Me and my dog, playing lots of poker.
Me and my dog, spinning and vomiting.
Me and my dog, making lots of money.

Me and my Bodog had a good time yesterday. I've taken all of my money from Noble and moved to Bodog a couple of days ago, in an effort to earn a Poker Source Online bonus. I put in for the red folding poker table because my current green one is starting to bow, and cards sometimes hit the lip at the fold. It isn't a big deal, but I think its time for a new table. Also, if I ever have a 2-table tournament at my place, the 2nd table top will be nice. The red is also a nice touch, as I haven't seen anything like it before (although I'm sure it exists).

As soon as I deposited in Bodog ($160--my former Noble bankroll after initially depositing $50, and withdrawing $100), I received the $32.50 bonus (something like that). I could probably get a better bonus if I didn't go through PSO, but I want that table, damnit. Plus, PSO has bonus codes (or referrals, or whatever) GCox25 and TripJax. If you use either code, they throw in an inflatable sheep sex doll! (Warning: Ignore that last comment if you are stupid, sensitive, or Trip or GCox). I guess that the instant bonus isn't withdraw-able until you clear 200 Bodog points, but that shouldn't concern me, as I've already lost it. In fact, I think I'm down to about $144 or so. I ran bad, and at one point was down to $112 or so. Thankfully, I played well last night, and turned $50 into $75 at 1/2. 1/2 is above the appropriate limit for my bankroll, (See Limit Challenge) but I think PSO said you need to play at that level or higher to earn the bonus. Sounds good to me. The swings are worse, but I should be able to outlive them.

I miss Noble though. You see, the thing about Noble was, bonuses were easy (I think Bodog might be easier), the players sucked, and I was a constant winner. This is a rare thing for me. (See Battered Poker Player Syndrome). In fact, I placed 3rd in a 77 person tournament, which I've never done before in a paying tournament (I placed 1st on two occassions in 170+ freerolls [$270], and placed 2nd in the same freeroll once [$170]). So I miss Noble. I plan on returning soon, probably after I get my table. The only problem is that PSO also offers Poker Tracker, a program that keeps track of your play and others'. It has been useful to some people, and I should probably buy it myself, but (a) I'm cheap, (b) I don't want to learn it, and (c) I stupidly feel that it ruins the soul of poker. Don't get me wrong. I don't look down on anyone who uses it. I'm all about having an edge. But I don't want to check my stats and find flaws in my game using Super Roboto Ultimo Pokernator 2000. I'd rather pay attention to my own play and make adjustments based on what I see happening. Call me old fashioned, but I like my poker non-computerized, my beer cold, and my women easy. Um, I meant classy.

So, next stop on the HighOnPoker bonus whore express is one of two places. I'll let you folks choose. Majority wins:

1. Absolute Poker via PSO, with a 50% bonus via Neteller.
2. Noble Poker with a 60% bonus.

Voting closes at 5:00pm today.

PS- I don't actually have a dog.

posted by Jordan @ 9:34 AM,

10 Comments:

At 10:53 AM, Blogger D said...

I'll be hanging aroung noble for a while, I took like 5 dollars and turned it into 40 over the last 2 days. Once I am done at Bodog I will cash out to noble most likely. You are correct about the competition at noble seems easy. And yeah I lost 2 yesterday to take me down to the basement with you and josh.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger GaryC said...

I will definitely keep money on Noble, probably forever. You are right about the competition. Other than the big MTT that I won at UltimateBet, I've made more money on Noble than any other site.

I'm working on a bonus at Absolute right now and it's just eh, okay. Competition is about the same as UB and the bonus clears about the same as UB also.

I joined PokerRewards last night thru PSO and it is the same interface as Royal Vegas. I'm not thrilled about that, but the players suck, so it will be worth it.

G

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

I heard that the bonus at Absolute was easy. Guess that isn't everyone's opinion. I'm assuming that this is 2 votes for Noble. Am I correct?

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Shane said...

Hello Jordan,
Came acrross your site thru Newbie's blog. Just read thru your posts and I look forward to reading more about your poker journey's. I myself am a low limit player, been playing for money online about 6 months and live for just under 2 years.

Shane

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger GaryC said...

I'm not voting. If you don't want to do any new bonuses through PSO, then Noble is the place to be.

That's your decision and seeing as how I have a vested interest here, I won't try to sway you either way. Noble has easy bonuses, easy players and bigger bonuses than almost all the other sites.

You can't go wrong there.

G

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Shane:
Welcome to the Blogosphere! Read up on some of the last posts and maybe you'd be interested in the upcoming Heads-Up Challenge. We keep it real here!

GCox, take off the dress and vote you pansy. Right now, I'm assuming your vote is for Noble. Vested interest, shmested interest. If you are going to be that way about it, I might sign up under PSO with referral code TripJax.

Much like a great line in the Neverending Story:

"Choose a name, Sebastian. I must have a name!"

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger GaryC said...

Here's a newsflash for you brother. If you signed up for PSO thru GCox25, I get paid on every one you do in the future also. I'm assuming that Bodog referral that I have pending is you, right?

I vote for Absolute through PSO-there I'm off the fence.

G

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous kipper said...

Noble is my vote I am still clearing my bonus there...

 
At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Zerbet said...

Not to discourage you from going Noble, at all - I loves to kill on the 6 max tables there - but, FYI, since you mentioned PokerTracker..

PT doesn't work with Noble hand histories (unless they've fixed that very, very recently); plus, the only way to even GET Noble hand histories is to request them from a live agent via chat while logged on, and (unless you beg the shit out of them like I did) they will only give you the histories for the hands or dates you specifically name (as opposed to "my last 100 hands" or whatever.)

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Thanks Zerbet. Actually, I dont have PokerTracker yet. The choice is play at Noble OR play at Absolute and get PokerTracker. The fact that Noble doesnt work with PT is actually good, since that means no player has a PT advantage over me.

 

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