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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Poker Players Alliance

After cashing out of Party Poker today I got the following message.

Become a full member of the Poker Players Alliance now and get $25 in your PartyPoker account now with no restrictions. Full membership is $20 with no recurring fees. Simply use the below form and PartyPoker will process your information with the Poker Players Alliance. Member welcome pack includes t-shirt, membership card, key chain, lapel pin and subscription to monthly newsletter.

Sounds like a decent deal. $20 for $25 in my Party account plus some merchandise.  That’s what the no restrictions part of “25 in your Party account with no restrictions” implies.

I did a little bit of research and there was a thread on the 2+2 forums about this offer from December.  It looks like it works just like your normal reload bonuses.  Get an X% bonus for playing Y raked hands.   So by no restrictions they really mean no restrictions other than the fact that you have to play a bunch of raked hands to qualify for the bonus.  It also looked like a bunch of people had problems claiming the bonus, and had to contact support where some were given the bonus and others told it had expired.

Oh well.  Its only $20, and I should at least get a t-shirt out of the deal.  And if there’s one thing I need more of, its crappy t-shirts.  Plus assuming that the Poker Player’s Alliance is what it claims to be, hopefully my $20 will be going to a good cause.

Of course, by the time I decided I would try it, my session had expired, and the page didn’t come up anymore and now I don’t know how to get back to it, so no bonus for me.  I might sign up on their main page since I didn’t really want to deposit back into Party anyways.  I’m hesitant to give money to a lobbing group, but I can’t say that I don’t agree their mission, so we’ll see.

For more information check out the Poker Player’s Alliance homepage.

I did end up joining the Poker Players Alliance. I received merchandise pretty quickly. It seems like a very worthwhile organization to join, given the current pending anti-gaming legislation. A number of well know pros have also gotten involved. If you haven't already signed up, please do so.



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