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Old 07-06-2020, 09:56 PM   #3076
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Re: Stars confirms new rewards program: Chests

These chests are literally predatory scams.

I play 10z as a hobby. Winning player. No other stuff, just grind my stake.

I open a chest. Get 5 free diamond spins in casino. Clearly not Spin and go spins. I don't know what the **** the casino game is, but I figure I'll go play it, heck I have free spins.

I go to casino, see my 5 free spins. Click it. It brings up the game. I click the spin, thinking I'm using a free spin. Win nothing.

Look at account balance, see I was charged $1. Only did that one spin. So they deceived me into playing in the casino. I see another free spin icon in that game (not the spin slot button) I click that icon and it says "you can only use one free spin per session". But I was just charged for that one spin, so I used a free spin and I paid for one? What a scam.

I was under the impression I was using a spin from chests, but nope, charged my account.

Complete bullshit. Not that I care a ton for $1, but this is blatantly predatory and deceptive. I emailed stars, though I doubt I hear back.

What a joke.
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:38 PM   #3077
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99% sure you're wrong but posts like this often make me doubt myself.

But I did check the challenge total, play a session during happy hour, then check the challenge total again and compared it with rake paid in HEM2. Pretty sure I got double points.

I can't check again since I don't have a challenge but it's a simple enough experiment to repeat.
Just tested.... I got double points for chests but not redemption points
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Old 07-07-2020, 12:17 PM   #3078
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Re: Stars confirms new rewards program: Chests

I've been given an "Exclusive Poker Challenge" "Your Task: Earn 10000 Redemption Points to get $800 cash reward. The last one I got was for $400.

Do they keep offering these as you clear them? Or is this some limited time offer and will go away? Should I try to clear these ASAP to get new ones right away? Or are they offered like once a month?

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Old 07-07-2020, 01:12 PM   #3079
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I've been given an "Exclusive Poker Challenge" "Your Task: Earn 10000 Redemption Points to get $800 cash reward. The last one I got was for $400.

Do they keep offering these as you clear them? Or is this some limited time offer and will go away? Should I try to clear these ASAP to get new ones right away? Or are they offered like once a month?
Once a month.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:13 PM   #3080
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I've been given an "Exclusive Poker Challenge" "Your Task: Earn 10000 Redemption Points to get $800 cash reward. The last one I got was for $400.

Do they keep offering these as you clear them? Or is this some limited time offer and will go away? Should I try to clear these ASAP to get new ones right away? Or are they offered like once a month?
I coulda swore my e-mail said you can do the offers as often as you want as long as they are cleared by the deadline
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:49 PM   #3081
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Haven't had a redemption points offer for months
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:53 PM   #3082
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Re: Stars confirms new rewards program: Chests

yah once a month for exclusive poker challenge. I've got them past 4 months, but didnt receive one this current month. hopefully they will give me 1 next month to motivate me on the grind.
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:32 PM   #3083
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Ok clearing them at 50 NL Full Ring I get 50 points an hour. If I step up to 100 NL can I expect that to be cut in 1/2?
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:06 PM   #3084
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I see a lot of regs are getting them these days...
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:05 AM   #3085
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I would love to see the last 100k hands graphs of those who are offered these 40% RB challenges!
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Old 07-13-2020, 04:50 PM   #3086
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I've been given an "Exclusive Poker Challenge" "Your Task: Earn 10000 Redemption Points to get $800 cash reward. The last one I got was for $400.

Do they keep offering these as you clear them? Or is this some limited time offer and will go away? Should I try to clear these ASAP to get new ones right away? Or are they offered like once a month?
You must play higher stakes to be given that "challenge". I have to clear 1000 points to earn $80. I cleared it last month, without too much trouble, though mind you I got a late start, so really pushed very hard to finish it. This month, I am going to clear it, most likely before the halfway point, so I would expect that eventually, the next challenge will be more difficult.

Is it worth it? I don't know, it's hard to say. I've been able to slowly build up a bankroll so I suppose it is. But, if it becomes such that realistically, I'm not going to have a chance to clear it, I'm not going to increase the effort to meet it.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:02 PM   #3087
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:43 PM   #3088
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I've been given an "Exclusive Poker Challenge" "Your Task: Earn 10000 Redemption Points to get $800 cash reward. The last one I got was for $400.

Do they keep offering these as you clear them? Or is this some limited time offer and will go away? Should I try to clear these ASAP to get new ones right away? Or are they offered like once a month?

Seems they will keep offering if you are breakeven or losing and finishing (or not finishing them) doesn't really matter.

Once you have a decent winning month + complete challenge they will stop giving you them again
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:03 PM   #3089
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Seems they will keep offering if you are breakeven or losing and finishing (or not finishing them) doesn't really matter.

Once you have a decent winning month + complete challenge they will stop giving you them again
if you stop playing for a long time (months) they will start giving them too
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:25 PM   #3090
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Re: Stars confirms new rewards program: Chests

I got the $800 challenge a couple of times and got a third of the way to reaching it, then got the $400 a couple of times which I didn't reach either. Have got nothing the last two months.
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:36 PM   #3091
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Seems they will keep offering if you are breakeven or losing and finishing (or not finishing them) doesn't really matter.

Once you have a decent winning month + complete challenge they will stop giving you them again
This is basically what happened to me, didnt play there for a while and got one but couldnt play until there was only a few days left, pushed a bit but couldnt make it so didnt really bother and it expied, then got another one cleared it but finished down a few $ at the tables, got one again the next month cleared it easily and made a bunch of $ and since then my challenge window has been a ghost town.
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:56 PM   #3092
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Just tested.... I got double points for chests but not redemption points
I was questioning my points totals so I monitored it again during happy hours. This time I got the same amount of rewards points and the corresponding amount of redemption points... So either I'm not getting double rewards for happy hours or I am getting double redemption points. Got on chat and the rep stated that redemption points are NOT double during happy hours. Then he went off on some tangent telling me I need to opt in to get redemption points. Chat support is totally clueless and useless. I'm all confused.... Can someone confirm one way or the other please?
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:31 PM   #3093
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I was questioning my points totals so I monitored it again during happy hours. This time I got the same amount of rewards points and the corresponding amount of redemption points... So either I'm not getting double rewards for happy hours or I am getting double redemption points. Got on chat and the rep stated that redemption points are NOT double during happy hours. Then he went off on some tangent telling me I need to opt in to get redemption points. Chat support is totally clueless and useless. I'm all confused.... Can someone confirm one way or the other please?
I get double redemption points from happy hour
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Old 07-14-2020, 12:32 AM   #3094
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These are the trials and tribulations of a lifetime -1bb/100 loser / tilt monkey who for some reason keeps playing on Stars.

At the start of the graph I had been winning and was getting the 1% RB and got offered a 40% RB exclusive challenge. At some point between the 60-85k hand I got the RB bump to 15% and up near the peak it was dropped back to 1%.

During the current downswing I was on $148 silver chests but felt like the RB bump should be coming based on past trends. I contacted support and asked them to "reset" my chest target to blue (understanding I would forfeit any progress made towards the current chest). They reset is to $28 blue chests. I got 2 of those and now finally it's dropped to $4 blue chests.

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Old 07-14-2020, 01:09 AM   #3095
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Seems they will keep offering if you are breakeven or losing and finishing (or not finishing them) doesn't really matter.

Once you have a decent winning month + complete challenge they will stop giving you them again
I will clear my challenge for the second straight month ($80 for 1000 points). They'll either stop offering it to me, or make it harder. I can't see myself REALLY trying to aim for anything higher - I don't put in that kind of volume, not even close.
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Old 07-14-2020, 02:53 AM   #3096
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I get double redemption points from happy hour
Confirmed! So sad Happy hours ending in a few days... otherwise I think I could clear 2k rake in a couple weeks playing only during happy hours for effective 80 % rakeback...
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:54 AM   #3097
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Jesus, just to make things ever shitter.

Blue chest, 50c Spin and Go ticket. Fair enough, I'm okay with that.

Play 3, win 1... and the prize is a non-convertible $1 stadium series ticket. Seriously, **** that.
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Old 07-14-2020, 08:40 AM   #3098
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So a week ago my silver chests dropped from 14k to 1.4k. Breezed thru the silvers and the golds were 4.5 for a few and then 5k. Got to diamond a couple days ago and first 3 were 10500. 4th is now 120k! Was too good to last... prob gonna take 2 weeks to get the next one. Back to normal

The irritating thing is they give you no warning and if you ask them why, they just say something like its up to the programming and they have no control over it. They could at least make it a gradual thing with a few steps between the min and max instead of bombing you with a 11x jump.

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Old 07-14-2020, 02:17 PM   #3099
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Re: Stars confirms new rewards program: Chests

I haven't been able to open chests for a few sessions now. Not that they would be worth anything anyway.

Aside from being worthless they're buggy too. Wtf man Stars is so bad nowadays.

I'm going to short them right now.
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Old 07-14-2020, 02:47 PM   #3100
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I haven't been able to open chests for a few sessions now. Not that they would be worth anything anyway.

Aside from being worthless they're buggy too. Wtf man Stars is so bad nowadays.

I'm going to short them right now.
Try open them through 'My Stars' in the client. Seems to work. Enjoy your 50c
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