So this is pretty blatant shilling and self-promotion, but hey, it's for a good cause. Which is, umm, helping me possibly win a free trip to Sweden. I mean, wait, it's to help feed left-handed starving kids who have bubonic plague. Yeah, definitely that.
CasinoRoom.com just opened, and is the sister casino site of PokerRoom.com. Their affiliate program is running some promotions to get the word out, including one where the person that refers the most new depositing players to CasinoRoom.com wins a trip for two to Sweden and other assorted goodies.
The contest runs through June 15th and I hadn't really been paying attention, but I'm in 6th place at the moment, and still possibly within reach of 1st. Close enough to, umm, resort to blatant shilling.
Not only will signing up at CasinoRoom.com increase your length and girth and result in a veritable flurry of panties and boxers thrown in your direction, but they're offering a 100% up to $100 bonus, exclusive to people who sign up via an affiliate. One thing to note is that if you sign up at CasinoRoom.com your account will also work at PokerRoom.com, and you can actually clear the signup bonus at either place. So yes, indeed, it's a casino site, but the 100% up to $100 bonus can be cleared at the poker tables, too, as well as at the casino, which is actually a nicer signup bonus than PokerRoom.com currently offers now. (And the WR is really high on the casino side, so it's likely better to clear it at poker anyway). No bonus code neccessary for the signup bonus and it shows up under your account as a pending bonus, that is credited when you clear 700 points in their system.
PokerRoom is also currently offering a reload bonus, too, 30% up to $150, using bonus code WSOPNOW, so you could immediately reload for a decent bonus, too.
(If you already have a PokerRoom.com account, though, this won't work for you. Well, it won't work if you use the same email address as you registered before. Not sure if their system is savvy enough to pick up that you already have an account if you use a different email address when creating an account.)
One thing I should note, too, is that as long as a player signs up and deposits money, even as little as $10 or $20, I get credit. So if you're just looking to create an account to get access to future reloads on the PokerRoom network, hey, this would work great for that, and you could deposit a token amount, play a few hands, and there would be much rejoicing in the world.
So, verily, it's a win-win situation. Many thanks and many apologies for the blatant shilling. Real post coming soon.