Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Video Poker Bonuses and Slots, Oh My!

Only played a wee bit of poker last night, and that was mainly on It's owned by SportingBet, so it shares players with all the other poker sites in that network, along with (I think) a few other sites. Pretty crappy Boss Media software, annoying in all sorts of ways, but it does have an interesting feature that allows you to play in multiple currencies, which, coupled with the fact that it gets casino traffic, seems to encourage a lot of crazy Turk action.

No, I'm serious. I don't know what it is, maybe something in the water, but many Turkish poker players are absolutely clinically insane. I played at a 8/16 table last night with a guy who kept rebuying for 80, raising and capping every hand, every street, then immediately rebuying. I watched him rebuy 6 or 7 times, before he got on a bit of a roll and ran his stack up to 500 or so.

Can't say I'd necessarily recommend playing on the site, as the software is highly annoying and they don't offer very good bonuses, but it's sort of like Pacific, as far as the potential monster fish phenomenon, and I play there every now and then when bored.

I've been working on some BonusBug stuff the last few days, updating assorted things, (including finally updating the Big Honking List of Casino and Poker Bonuses) banging out new strategy guides. New additions include:

  • Strategy for Video Poker Bonuses

  • Strategy for Sticky Casino Bonuses

  • Strategy for Slots Only Bonuses

    I also need to get motivated and activate real estate scheming. Financially speaking, this has been a really good year for myself and ScurvyWife, and we're in the enviable position of having lots of extra money, even after investing and socking away money in IRAs and what-not. I've been rolling around the idea of buying a few lots of lands near Lake Travis and building a small house/cabin. The potential plan is to pay someome to do all the heavy lifting/building, as far as foundations work, framing, electrical, plumbing, etc., but to do the rest of the interior finishing work and landscaping myself, over time. I think I could probably finish it in a year, working a couple of weekends a month, as there'd be no looming deadlines for finishing things up and selling the property. We might not even sell it immediately, especially if I can keep the total cost down by doing lots of the mnkey work myself. But I keep dragging my feet, as far as finding a builder cool with a plan like that, finding a realtor that deals with lots in the area we're looking at, talking to lenders about a potential loan, and all that good stuff.

    Saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last weekend, which was pretty damn entertaining. Almost done with the newest Harry Potter book. Yeah, that's right. I'm a dork like that. Deal with it.

    BSN said...

    Congrats on making the Top 10:


    Heafy said...

    Harry potter as well hey? I finsihed it just last night, let me know what you thought of it when you are done.