Originally Posted by BlackFr1day
This is probably a really dumb question, but I don't completely understand the 1st deposit bonuses.
I take it the "100% up to $400" means I could deposit $400 and get a $400 (100% of $400) bonus.
But the "500% up to $1,000"? Does this mean I could deposit $200 and get a $1,000 (500% of $200) bonus? This seems.... too awesome?
And the reload bonus of "444% up to $444"? Could I deposit $100 and get a $444 (444% of $100) bonus?
Sorry if this is super basic but I'm lolbad at the maths. Any help would be appreciated.
Your math is all correct. See release rates below for comparisons - the bigger the bonus %, the harder it is to clear it.
Originally Posted by Ben Lopez
Ok, so basically yes you are correct in your calculations. The only catch is that the higher the bonus % the slower the rate the bonus will clear at. So if you only play like an hour/90 minutes a day at the micros at 1/2 tables, you're going to have a lot of trouble clearing these, and should go for one of the lower percentages. But if volume/multitabling skillz is not an issue for you, go for the 500%.
You'll definitely want to calculate it out first how much you could clear at each rate before you decide on one, though. I wasn't able to find the details of the clear rate for each bonus though, so if someone could post them for Fr1day, it would surely be appreciated.
First deposit bonuses:
100% bonus up to $400; rate x40 ($4 rake per bonus$); clears in 10 parts.
(For $100 deposit: $100 bonus; total rake $400 to complete; $10 released per $40 rake.)
(For $400 deposit: $400 max bonus; total rake $1600 to complete; $40 released per $160 rake.)
150% bonus up to $1500; rate x50 ($5 rake per bonus$); clears in 6 parts.
(For $100 deposit: $150 bonus; total rake $750 to complete; $25 released per $125 rake.)
(For $1000 deposit; $1500 max bonus; total rake $7500 to complete; $250 released per $1250 rake.)
250% bonus up to $2500; rate x60 ($6 rake per bonus$); clears in 4 parts.
(For $100 deposit: $250 bonus; total rake $1500 to complete; $62.50 released per $375 in rake.)
(For $1000 deposit: $2500 max bonus; total rake $15000 to complete; $625 released per $3750 in rake.)
500% bonus up to $1000; rate x70 ($7 rake per bonus$); clears in 10 parts.
(For $100 deposit: $500 bonus; total rake $3500 to complete; $50 released per $350 in rake.)
(For $200 deposit: $1000 max bonus; total rake $7000 to complete; $100 released per $700 in rake.)
IIRC, 60 days to clear any of these first deposit bonuses above.
444% reload bonus up to $444; rate x44 ($4.40 rake per bonus$); clears in 4 parts; 44 days to clear.
(For $100 reload: $444 max bonus; total rake $1954 to complete; $111 released per $488.50 in rake.)
Note: $ rake per bonus$ is approximate (and therefore release rates in examples above are approximate - but close). Release rate is based on player points earned rather than actual rake paid. Points earned is approximately 10 points per dollar of rake paid, but can vary a bit (usually when playing Euro tables).