Monday, May 01, 2006

TopRankedPoker and RAF Bonus

Just wanted to post a quick update about TopRankedPoker (and other B2B sites) and the issue of doing the referral bonus at the same time you do a signup bonus.

Technically speaking, many B2B sites claim in their terms that you can't do both, and that it is one or the other. In some isolated cases that have cropped up very recently, sites have refused to pay out a signup bonus because a refer-a-frend (RAF) bonus was also claimed.

On the flip side, there are many, many accounts of successfully claiming both, even though the terms for many of the sites say you can just get one. I've personally cleared both at many sites and have always been paid out the signup bonus in addition to the RAF bonus, without a single hitch.

As long as you get the signup bonus confirmation when depositing, odds are very, very great that you'll get the bonus, even if you entered a referral for the RAF, too.

But since the ToprankedPoker one is such a large bonus, it may pay to be on the safe side on this one, and to make sure you're eligible for the signup bonus, if you signed up for both the RAF bonus and the 100% up to 600 signup bonus. Apparently there are threads on some forums out there with reports of support at TopRankedPoker, when asked directly if players can get both the RAF and signup bonus, replying that no, you can't.

Likely the best thing to do is to shoot support a generic email and to act confused and say that you can't see the signup bonus listed anywhere in the cashier, and that you wanted to confirm that you were eligible for the bonus and currently clearing it. Odds are that they'll respond and say Yep, you're good to go, and you'll have confirmation and all will be well.

There's an off chance that they'll say Nope, you claimed two bonuses and you can only claim one, but in the case that was emailed to me they said that but also told the player that they were allowing them to claim both bonuses.

Sorry for the hassle but this has only cropped up recently, as they'd been paying both bonuses in the past with nary a peep. Odds are you're good to go but I wanted to get the info out there in case people had signed up for both bonuses and were/would be concerned. It's not been an issue in the past and probably isn't an issue now but you never know.


Drizztdj said...

I'll check out the cashier section when I get home tonight and let you know.

Despite hating shorthanded NLHE and low traffic when I'm on, I do like site so far.

I didn't get a response on my email to them about the deck of cards though...

ScurvyDog said...


It's kind of annoying, but the bonuses you're working on clearing actually don't show up in the cashier section, or anywhere, for that matter. So don't freak out when you can't find them, as they aren't there, even when you're working on an active bonus.

Best way to confirm it is to send support a generic email and say you deposited for the signup bonus, had it confirmed when you deposited, but can't see it anywhere, and are writing to confirm that it's active for your account and that you'll get it when you clear the VIPs and the required time has passed.

Drizztdj said...

I checked my balance statement the RAF bonus did clear last night.

Play a few penny slots for me ;)

I still haven't heard back about the deck of BEE cards though.

Mark said...

This is amusing:

Hi Mark,

We can confirm that you have signed up with the SIGNUP600 bonus code. Unfortunately you can not claim the two decks of "Bee" playingcards because you have used the signup bonus code.

Kind Regards

Top Ranked Poker

ScurvyDog said...


That's some bang-up promotions management, there. We'll pay you the equivalent of a $750 bonus, in completely free money, but we'll be damned if we'll also throw in two decks of free cards.