Originally Posted by Gramps
When I go to Supercuts, they give me a card that gets stamped every haircut I get, and the 10th haircut is free!
Maybe a player-retention promotion at the micro/lower stakes where every "x" number of games you play at a certain buyin/rake, you get a free SNG ticket...
...but, you don't get to use them til the start of the next cycle/month. So someone plays a few hundred SNGs, loses the $100 they deposited, and decides "screw it, I'm tired of poker for a while."
At the start of the next month, they have 4-5 free SNG tickets sitting in their account, and may decide poker is good entertainment after all, and put in a number of hours and possibly $$ they otherwise would have spent doing something else.
Heck, you could even slightly increase the rake in applicable SNGs to pay for it (matching the $EV players are expected to get back).
this is a good idea... the put it in the account next cycle (month?/week? stars probably knows the interval most recs are willing to redeposig) thing, not so much the increase rake thing
reduce BoP if you need to pay for it...
Thought a bit about it: the "play 10 get one free" is unsustainable, as it would be in excess of 100% RB, play 100 get one free is not very appealing, maybe "play x and qualify for bonus y [which needs to be cleared before being released]" the bonus itself might be SNG tickets... you would get the bonus rather easily and the clearing requirement would be again a bit more volume than what you put in to get it etc...