LOL. "Cheat" is 400x bigger than "legally" in the ad: [EDIT: I was fooled. I was basing this off of a Photoshopped version of the ad. The actual ad had "cheat legally" in consistently-sized font. -Mayo]
[EDIT: removed the Photoshopped image. -Mayo]
Originally Posted by ThinkItThrough
2) In advertising it is common to use surprise in order to gain attention. It is always a question how far you go. "Cheating legally" is pretty obviously not pretending to do something illegal.
It's super that you're coming in here and being all contrite after people started complaining and you realized that you were about to get your ad pulled. You're an inspiration to the kids.
I went to your site. Your homepage has ridiculous **** like "The $100k Poker Coaching Program. Everything you need to learn, know and do in order to win $100.000 at Poker in less than 12 months!" That's absurd and promises (or at least implies) results that you damn well know are not possible for the majority of your potential clientele.
You also offer these two graphs with the following captions:
"Before Coaching: 100nl: Playing only fish, extremely bad losing regulars"
"After Coaching: Almost 500% better winrate vs '0 fish and 0 losing players in this sample.'"
The first graph shows winnings of $9,728.27 over 146143 hands. That's a $0.06657 per hand winrate. The second graph shows winnings of $7,008.61 over 30185 hands. That's a $0.23219 per hand winrate. 0.23219/0.06657 is 3.488. That means that the winrate in the second graph is 'bout 350% the winrate in the first graph, or 250% better. You claim it is "almost 500% better." That claim is completely false.
It also strains credulity to assert that this guy played 146,000 hands at 100NL without encountering a single winning player, and then followed that with 30,000 hands of 100NL without encountering a single losing player. (Presumably, your training doesn't cover game selection.)
It was at this point that I stopped looking around your website. Basically, your entire advertising campaign is, to put is VERY charitably, highly misleading. Your whole advertising campaign makes you look like a damn phishing site or something. It's unprofessional to the point of actually making me angry, and (as mentioned in this thread) reinforces every negative stereotype about online gambling. So, yeah, screw you.