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Old 07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Davyvdl View Post
when you deposit on cake with the rakeback, do you first have to clear the first deposit bonus? Or is it combined immediately with the rakeback.

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This is my first post btw. Hi you guys . Very interesting site.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:58 AM
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Stars or Full Tilt : to have a clear idea on your real level.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by elemen7al View Post
I would advise you to stay well away from pokerstars and full tilt if your just starting out on the net. Go with Cakepoker get the 33% rakeback and the deposit bonus. Watch triks videos at the micro stakes and go from there. Dont make the mistake of thinkin your to good for the lower limits just because your good live play. On the internet its totaly different. Stars and Tilt have to manny decent players at all levels for a beginner to sit at a table with.
Really? I've seen no decent player at the micro limits at Stars. I don't know the players at redstar and cake , but judging from the videos they are just as bad as at pokerstars. On NL25 there are a few solid opponents, but the games are still pretty soft. I once tried out Titan Poker and that's a site where I really don't want to play anymore. The games are soft too, but the site is full of weak nits. Cake and Stars has way more of the I-Go-Broke-With-Every5-High Fluhdraw-On-The-Turn Donkeys which I like more. I tried out Party Poker and I like the software. I heard the real money games there are pretty loose-crazy even at like 600NL, but of course I can't gerantee that.

Stars has a great software (the best in my opinion), is used by the most players and has a good Bonussystem with the FPP. I started there and still love it.

200$ is a BR for 10NL, but as suggested earlier in the thread you should start with NL2 to get used to online play and the software. But as the game there reminds pretty much of Playmoneygames I wouldn't stay there too too long. 10NL gives at least somehow the feeling of playing serious poker as people are able to fold 72off preflop. Sometimes.

Gl for your start

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:43 AM
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Id have to agree with Mr_Nutfish, the stars players at micros are far worse then FT, but theres no rakeback which helps in the long run if you have just started (supposedly, i havent played long enough to say 100% but im 99.95% sure that it will).
Also most likely you won't be a winning player straight from the get go and having rakeback helps also, but i've only played stars, FT and Party so far so i can't suggest anything besides FT for rakeback.
Judging by the videos though Cake seems very sof and people can't use HUD's (hence you won't be at a disadvantage without one) and also has a great rakeback and bonus deal. So my choice would be cake but i haven't played there before (i'm too in love with my HUD).
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:38 AM
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HI. as far as poker site I greatly recommend on Cake. Their signup bonus, rakeback system and fish,plenty of fish are all perfect for startup.
Sucks is cashout, but as far as for oyu I believe you want to build your BR for higher limits first. SO at that time new options will arise, and e-wallets will be more accessible.
Just one more thing better start with deposit $300, so you can start at NL10 first week to get used to online game, then switch to NL25 and will take you around 45 days to release your bonus.
GL and open your blog with your achievements, will help you a lot to achieve your aims faster and be more concentrated on it.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:39 PM
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I play at Full Tilt at the moment, but wouldn't recommend it until you can win at NL25. NL2 at Stars is a good starting place, then NL10. Cake poker seems good too. Also have to mention Bodog, because their rake cap is $0.05 at microlimits compared to the usual $2, which makes it clearly the cheapest place to play.

I started at NL10 and in my first 6 months was down 15 buyins. It all came back later on, but was of course frustrating at the moment. Even the microlimits online are a whole different ball park from your typical home games. You have to put lots of hours reading, watching videos and reviewing your hand histories.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:48 PM
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I play at the stars super-uber micro's (2NL) and the games are not hard. There are, amazingly, a fair few folk who still play a decent game at that level. But for the most part the bulk of the players are easily beat.

I am playing at these levels (have played higher : and lost) to prove to myself that I can beat the micro's. If you cant beat the micro's you wont beat the higher limits (or at least that's how the saying goes I think). If you are not in a rush then try lower and work up. At least you will be padding your bankroll for the higher limits at the same time.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:57 PM
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Poker Stars is a no-no if you want rakeback. To the best of my knowledge they don't do it.

Full tilt is a very nice site and the software is IMO second to non. The torney's there are good and there's always plenty of players.

If cash games are your thing then Full Tilt may not be the most profitable and I would recommend Poker Heaven or Carbon Poker as you can get a non deductible bonus and bigger rakeback at those sites.They are quite fishy with decent player traffic too.

At Carbon you get alot of geat freeroll torneys just by earning player points:

$1000 freeroll mon - Fri and $2000 on a Sat by earning 1000 points in last 3 days

$10000 freeroll on Sun by earning 2500 points in last week

$50000 freeroll last Sun in month with 5000 points in last month

14 $500 freerolls with your first deposit

Also have regular reload bonuses - usually 100%

And if that isn't enough then if you make a deposit through Netteller or Moneybookers then you get another bonus that can be released while clearing other bonuses ( double bonus )

Maybe I'll see you at Carbon ( where I'm at now )
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:18 PM
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Hi i 'm also new at online casino and i was recommended to start at i checked it out and they have all the things that i look for in onlne casino.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:21 PM
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I guess the OP has chosen Cake? Good choice if their glitching soft won't tilt you, everything else is nice imo.

Maybe I misunderstood or messed up smth, I've heard there is some way to get a free copy of HEM (or PokerTracker?) playing at Cake (or other network?). I guess you should be playing a ton of 10NL even it is possible) Well, just curious, if anyone knows about this please respond!

Poker Heaven or Carbon Poker
I'm thinking about making an additional account on other network, I like them from what you have described... Are there any restrictions by country? And whats the difference between a "usual" and "non deductible" bonuses?

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