Weekly Poll #2
Monday January 30th 2006, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Poker Stuff

The last poll closed on sunday and the turnout wasn’t all that great. I guess it’s partly due to the missing traffic and partly due to technical problems (when you’re trying to use an iframe within content (i.e. a paragraph) it totally breaks the code and the design/validation), so I came up with a simple, but effective solution: Put the poll-code into a simple external html file and link to it :mrgreen:

The results of the prior polls can be found here. So most voters have either lost or won a minimal amount of money, not what I expected, but with 16 votes this initial poll isn’t all that representative…
The new poll asking the question: Which online poker room do you frequent the most and why (comment)? (Feel free to elaborate on the “other” option or your answer in the comments) can be found at: Polls along with all prior polls – voting will end next monday, february 6th.

On another note: if you’ve got a pop-up blocker installed it could be that it’s blocking this link, don’t worry though, you can allow popups from my site as the only thing that popups will be used for are the polls (no ads, …)! Once I’ve pimped the polls page a little bit I will try to reintegrate it with the site so that this shouldn’t be a problem anymore…


Easy choice for me (atm) as I’m mostly on PokerStars (playing the WWdN, satellites, MTTs and SnGs)…

Comment by Ingoal 01.30.06 @ 3:35 pm


These days I’m all about PokerStars. The #1 reason? 180 SnGs, baby. They also have a great variety of tournaments and cash games. Factor in the WWDN tournaments and that’s where I am at.

Second right now would be FullTilt – I just don’t like their tournaments as much. Of course if I stopped finding ways to bust myself on the bubble I might be here more often. I do frequent their cash games, if no other reason than to work off bonuses.

Comment by Garthmeister J. 01.30.06 @ 7:42 pm


Hmm, I thought about getting some money into FTP for a while now, I guess I should give it a whirl (I’m especially intrigued by the 100% signup bonus and their variety of tourneys and cash games, although it seems that their traffic isn’t all that high (yet) – similar to UB (which would be my 2nd pokersite of choice atm)…

Comment by Ingoal 01.30.06 @ 8:09 pm


Be warned that you can’t really work off the bonus playing micro-limit, so that may factor into your decision to put money into FT.

Comment by Garthmeister J. 01.30.06 @ 10:16 pm


Well, I had a look at their deposit bonus details and it says that you can earn partial points if 1$ is raked – no word on what is the minimum rake to count though. Sounds similiar to other poker room’s policies though, so I guess it’s going to be hard to clean it with a micro bankroll…it could be possible with playing MTTs and SnGs only (1$ fee = 7 points = 7 * 0.06$ = 0.42$), although you would have to keep a winning record in the long run to not go bust…

Comment by Ingoal 01.30.06 @ 10:30 pm


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Comment by TreeFrog 02.22.06 @ 3:45 am