Originally Posted by chinz
Yeah but you get more(?) points/rake when you play on a new account, because it takes some time for essence to kick in. Depending on how long it takes for Essence to adjust it, bonuswhoring could be an OK idea to avoid the Essence effect.
I raked ~$750 according to HEM in the first week I was playing on my new account and I got bonuses from +-$10 of that rake amount. (and I was winning over those hands, which led me to believe that Essence is quite slow to adjust)
Yeah but the deals have gotten significantly better since the Essence... Before Essence 55% RB-equivalent deals were somewhat hard to find, nowadays almost every affiliate can offer you more.
I believe, they are already working on getting this problem fixed with "new accounts".
Also, Ongame is more aggressive trying to lock down these "under the table" deals, so I would be cautious using them.
Essence is a tool made to increase the flow of fish and lower the amount of illegal deals, but it doesnt mean they stopped searching for affiliates/skins that offer them.
Although I havent yet heard of any one getting their bankroll taken, because of it, but according to T&C, they do have the power to do so.