Monday, February 28, 2005

Golden Riviera Poker

Here's a little poker bonus gem in the rough that I've been saving for awhile. Not that you need any more bonuses right now, but hey, what can I say. I love to share. I'm a giver. Go forth and make much bonus money.

Golden Riviera Poker provides a nice little 100% bonus match on your initial deposit, up to $50. So deposit $50, email with your the words 'Download Promotion' in the subject line, and they'll add $50 to your account within 24 hours. To clear the bonus and withdraw it, you have to play 100 raked hands.

Golden Riviera Poker is a Prima site, so keep in mind that their definition of raked hand is one in which you contribute to the pot, with it eventually being raked. For bonuses such as these, I like to play .50/1 Stud, as you contribute to every pot via the ante and nearly every hand is raked. Plus you'll find some truly horrible Stud players there, just as you'll find truly horrible players everywhere on the Prima network. But you can clear it on any table you like, just keep in mind their definition of a raked hand.

So get in your 100 raked hands. You'll get a quick little boost to your bankroll. Go ahead and make a withdrawal or leave it in there. But that's not the end of the story. Every weekend Golden Riviera Poker offers a reload bonus by email (usually arriving in your inbox on Thursday or Friday), offering you an extra $20 bonus if you deposit $50 during the upcoming weekend. Each $20 bonus takes 100 raked hands to clear.

Deposit at least $50, email support to claim it (the instructions will be in the email you get), and let it sit. Here's the wrinkle, and why this is a really good bonus. Each time you get a new reload bonus they reset the raked hands required to clear it back to 100. So the raked hands requirements don't stack, while the bonuses do. And the offer the free $20 reload bonus each and every weekend, like clockwork.

Let's say you deposit $50 to claim the $20 bonus every weekend in a month with 4 weekends. At the end of the month you'll have $80 in bonus money that's been added to your account. To clear it and withdraw the full amount in your account, all you have to do is play 100 raked hands (instead of the normal 400 if you added up the requirement for each bonus).

So in essence it's a $80 monthly bonus, with only 100 raked hands required. Granted, you have to have $200 in money you don't immediately need to deposit $50 each time, letting it sit until the end of the month when you play the 100 raked hands and clear it and withdraw. But if you have extra money sitting around, it's a pretty sweet bonus, and you can stack them for as long as you like, with only 100 raked hands required to clear them, whether it's $20 in bonus money or $1,000 in bonus money.

Support at Golden Riviera Poker is pretty prompt and cashouts are reasonable. Many fishy Prima players to hand you money, too. Pretty dang good little bonus, and not one that gets talked about often.


Unknown said...

I'm going to die from exhaustion if you don't stop this bonus whoring madness!!!

Thanks again man ;)

Anonymous said...

Guess you will be my poker and casino bonus guru!