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10 Oct 13 14:22
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Calling all forumites!

The Brazil Warm Up is finally underway on Betfair Poker as we do everything in our power to get you to the heart of the footie action! Be sure to make the most of Betfair Poker’s amazing promotion and you could be the lucky winner of a VIP Brazil Holiday Package!


We have over two million Samba Scratchcards just waiting to reveal their prizes to you, and all you have to do is earn 10 Status Points to receive one. Scratch your card online and match three flags to walk away with VIP Premier League football packages, tournament tokens, free sports bets and even a VIP Brazil Holiday Package.


Join our Road to Brazil promotion and work your way across the prize matrix. The rules are simple: the more you play, the more we pay, so get your head down and not only could you walk away with $1,000 in cash but you could pick up yet another VIP Brazil Holiday Package in our exclusive freeroll for those who reach the top level of the matrix.


Opt-in now and earn as many Status Points as you can to unlock more Samba Scratchcards and build up your very own trophy room of achievements as you progress down the Road to Brazil!

Head over to the page below to start your Brazil Warm Up journey.
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Report gnashersblackpool December 19, 2013 1:18 AM GMT
not recieved any tokens that im due. cant get any screren shots now as all trAce off the promo seems to have disappeared. only played to get the freeroll tokens.
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 10:13 AM GMT
The link posted by Chapsmick still works for me Ted :

I sent the screen shots last night and apparently they have been forwarded to the Promotions Team ( presumably along with everyone elses ) to hopefully get the tickets added.

The impression I get from my correspondence is that they appear to have no idea what folk have and havent won and are reliant upon people mailing them Trophy Cabinets;not sure whats to stop you mailing them a screen shot of somebody elses, but there you go.

Sounds like it will just end up like the usual promo where anyone mailing and asking for entry will get it.

They haven't mentioned the balance due for the second half of the promo- the first payment was 4 days late I think, so presumably this one will be the same.
Report ladycarla December 19, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
I had to speak to live chat as well, got credited 24 hours later, they should double check everyone whos won one, be alot easier and customers would be happier.
Report Chapsmick December 19, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
Morning all, as you all predicted payment for the Road to Brazil part of the promo has yet to be credited, it clearly states in the T &C's that all final payments will be made within 24hrs of the promo ending at 23:59 on 17/12.

Also the link I posted last night is not working for me this morning (I took a screen last night just in case), I didn't opt in until after the 'interim payment' but managed to get upto the $75 mark, not exactly a fortune I know but $75 is $75, I'll get on to live chat shortly and report back here.

I hadn't played on Poker for a while before this but gather this is a regular issue with the poker promos from what I've been reading, I have to say it must be a problem team specifically as any promos I've opted into on Sportsbook or Casino I've not had any issues at all?
Report Chapsmick December 19, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
A problem with the poker team specifically*
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
I think they just over-extend themselves. They are good at dreaming up complex ( well complex for them anyhow ) promotions that are interesting, but unfortunately they dont seem able to cope with the important bit, which is delivering what they have promised.

Where I work we are constantly told to under promise and over deliver- BF poker seem to function in the opposite way. If they had told players payments would be credited within 5 days and paid out within 3 everyones happy-if they say they will pay out within 1 day and pay out in 3 they get bombarded with complaints. I honestly dont know why they keep doing it.

Unfortunately its quite commonplace for players to have to chase prizes or point out how Leaderboards are meant to be calculated. Its been this way for at least 5 years.
Report Chapsmick December 19, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
That's not good, surely you'd be doing everything in your power to ensure the promotions you run are over delivered on every time, it's pretty standard for any buisness for to practice that way if they want keep customers coming back, quite baffling really as betfair are a HUGE national company known by just about everyone in the UK and beyond.

I stopped playing on betfair when they took down the old poker client (can't remember maybe 2009/2010ish) I used to play regular and still miss it today, the client had it's issues but there was a good regular community of people and tournemnts etc.

I came back about a month or so ago because the promos looked good and the VIP freerolls interested me, got myself upto 5* status pretty quickly only to find the vip freerolls were taken away, I only played one.

I tried twice to contact live chat now and not got through to a human being yet.

Overall it's been a poor show from the poker team, I may have to go elsewhere again.
Report Chapsmick December 19, 2013 12:33 PM GMT
Ok just to update I finally got through to chat to as always have refer to 'The Team', honestly what is the point of hiring someone to work on live help if they don't have the power to resolve any issues?
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
Poker is a tiny and probably unprofitable part of their business and the Helpdesks are manned by staff who are only able to answer very basic poker queries and have to refer everything else on. I guess they have such a small number of poker players ( UK based ones anyway ) that it doesn't warrant the expense of recruiting and training then employing dedicated poker staff.

At the end of the day the company is becoming more and more like a high street bookmaker with each passing week, and like them it ideally wants mug punters betting in multiples and hammering their casino/arcade games where their profits are largest.
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
Well I got my Final Payment for the Brazil Promo having completed 47 days.

All I will say is that they have sent me £33, and I'm assuming someone has missed a digit off the front of that. Laugh

What a fking utter and total shambles.
Report fullbloom December 19, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
they av sent me 3 pounds and played most days. absolute joke
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
Didnt get Freeroll tokens either, despite sending them screenshots.Presumably they also needed a DNA sample as well.

I know what my first New Years Resolution for 2014 will be.
Report ladycarla December 19, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
I've only got my cake today nothing else.
Report Ovalman. December 19, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
On the promotions page it says I'm due $75 - I got £11.51 this payment and £3.76 interim payment giving me a rough total of $25.

I have a screen grab of what the Brazil promos page says and I'm certainly gonna chase this up.
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
I think its pretty clear they have absolutely no idea what prizes people have won or how much poker they have played, which suggests either they have lost a big chunk of data again, or they dont have anyone who can analyse it and then act upon it.

I was going to have another stab at the Snowball promo but my gut instinct tells me this will also be farcical given they have already changed the T and C.

Withdrawing funds, and after tomorrow night will be considering self excluding from all BF products Im not already self excluded from. If I get the hundred quid or so I'm owed will be a bonus, but losing the will to keep chasing it.
Report Chapsmick December 19, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
Same boat as you guys except I got a payment of £1.53 for reaching the $75 mark, getting onto live chat, absolute joke :S
Report Mexico December 19, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
Just sent betfair an email.

Total mess,  was expecting a few hundred dollars got 30.

The scratch cards were bad enough, the last week ( maybe 300 cards) have all been the 1c tokens. I ended up with a thousand of them.
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
If you read back through the thread it should be fairly obvious to whoever has to sort out the mess at what point it all went pear shaped.

The sliding tracker thing along the bottom was working fine at the beginning, then people on the Forum pointed out it was going backwards instead of forwards. I suspect at that point it started subtracting instead of adding your days ?
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
The way this Freeroll is structured gonna be a lot of people end up cashing for about a tenner. It's already paying top 63 and there was only 190 runners including sit outs.
Report baah December 19, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
Here is the reply I got today:

Thank you for your e-mail.

Further to previous contact, please be advised that with the credit awarded today and the interim credit awarded earlier during November, the total cash prize due to you in regard to the Road to Brazil promotion has been credited to your account.

You can check both credits by logging into > my account > account statement report.

They have credited me with the huge sum of £0.61 - instead of the $800.

Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
Thats not the best of exchange rates is it ? Shocked
Report chipfire227 December 19, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
Final Table bubble for tonights Freeroll gets a whopping $60 and God only knows what time it will finish. My guess with 619,000 chips in play would be around 1 a.m if they play reasonably loose.
Report gnashersblackpool December 19, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
sent them an email yesterday requesting my freeroll tickets, got usual templete saying they will forward it to poker team. still didnt get my freeroll tickets. got zillions of 1c stt tickets[yippee, not]  but missed out on the decent bit of the promo. did my my cake thou.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 7:46 AM GMT
Also only 200 entries at start of tourney and ended up with 413, lot of bf....... entries had 3 on my table.
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 9:21 AM GMT
It was a re-buy LC up until around level 6. I had 4 entries, though I only used 3, so everytime you got knocked out you could simply re-register if you had tokens left.

The downside was that it diluted the prize money, and the slowplaying around the bubble was horrific.

I just gambled with my rebuys till I doubled up then tightened up till after the bubble to make sure I cashed. The difference between 20th and 63rd was only 8 bucks so there wasnt much point taking risks. The only decent starting hand I picked up all game was 10/10, funnily enough the hand I went out with, and I went pretty deep, so clearly the standard wasnt great.It was mostly just a case of looking for good spots to steal, which wasnt that hard given how much limp/folding was going on.

Steve 10k was on my table for about 2 hours and was doing something similar.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
Oh right i wasted my other 3 tokens thenLaugh Might have a better chance tonight thenExcitedExcited
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
Yes last night was a trial run for me in readiness for tonight,there was nothing I could see which stated when the re-entry period ended, but it appeared to be at the same time as late reg ended, which was around the time of the first break.

You also have to manually re-enter yourself which meant the sit-outs left the game the first time they were blinded out, which was a relief, as waiting for them to blind out 4 times would have taken forever.

Basically you get 4 chances to double or triple up in the first hour. As long as you manage that, and the odds are heavily stacked in your favour, then its just a case of managing your stack so you guarantee a cash with a playable stack. The bubble went on for around 30 minutes last night, it was complete paralysis and Timebank City, but it was a great opportunity to chip up at the expense of those on your table who were clearly only going to call with AA or KK.

With double the prizepool tonight you should be able to pick up $40-$50 by scraping into the money without actually playing more than a couple of hands once you double up early.
Report Ovalman. December 20, 2013 4:30 PM GMT
I built up a $5,000 chips by level 10 with my first re-entry, played 66 really badly but shoved because I had 2 other bullets.

Didn't realise the other 2 bullets were dead by level 6 Cry

It's the first re-entry I've played, I'll know better tonight ffs.

And I did play the rock early as I thought my re-entries would come in useful later.
Report Mexico December 20, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
Not the greatest customer service from Betfair.

No reply to e-mail within 24 hours.
Report gnashersblackpool December 20, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
how do u know about bullets? i got a ticket now for the freeroll 2night.
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
To be honest Ted you dont. I assumed I had 4 entries as thats how many was on the screen shot I sent them.

Theres nothing to tell you how many lives you got or when they expire. From what I could gather the re entry period ended after 9 o clock because thats when the field started reducing rapidly and people getting knocked out weren't coming back.

However dont take this as Gospel its just what appeared to happen last night, and clearly there were people even in the early stages getting knocked out and not coming back who presumably only had one entry.
Report Steve10K December 20, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
I won 4 tickets for tonights freeroll, but the nice guys at betfair have credited me with 16!!
I'm gonna be gambling like crazy for the first hour!

I aint complaining but it sums up how incompetent they are. What a fiasco this promo has been.
Report gnashersblackpool December 20, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
i only got 1 ticket, so guessing i aint got 4 bullets.
Report gnashersblackpool December 20, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
cheers for your help guys, and hope we met at the final table.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
Look in my poker you probably got 3 left.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
and good luck too and you chipfire.
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
Well I doubled up first hand a 10 vs j 10 so started well. Laugh
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
Another 1500 second hand a 9 vs 5 2 Crazy
Report gnashersblackpool December 20, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
none in my poker, just 1 token i used. barely played a hand , moved table 3 times, once back to first table.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
Go chip keep building those chips.
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
Got 5k in chips will just sit on them till bubble bursts.
Report baah December 20, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
WARNING - if you had more than 4 tokens, only 4 count.  I had 7 or 8 but the rest are worthless as I'm out after only using 4.

I shouldn't have played like I did tbh, but still why give extra tokens if you can't use them
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
^^^ I have to admit I'd be seething if that happened to me. I cant see anything that states who many lives you can use in the tournament lobby or when the re-entry period ends.
Report Ovalman. December 20, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
The buy ins were tied to the scratchcards, I had 3 in the $5k last night and 4 in tonight's game. You can see what tokens you have under "My Poker/ Tokens"

Had to join tonight's game late and went through 2 buy ins already Sad
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
Like gnasher says the Freerolls were what it was about, it equates to £50 worth of buyins to low standard MTT.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
7K chips 85 left
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
Thats all you need really. Sit it out till bubble breaks. As long as you got 5k left at that point you got fold equity.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
true no point playing anyway all folding lol
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
Short stacks are already slowplaying. Just pick a spot to steal every now and again.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
Damn just got caught down to 4KLaugh
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
me too. kq on k83 flop. bet he called, jack on turn, I bet he called, 4 on the river i check he shoves I fold, he shows 88.
Report Steve10K December 20, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
Why no hand for hand play??
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
Was same last night remember ? Bubble went on for bout 30 minutes.
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
Typically Im sat between two giant stacks with no room to get fancy.
Report gnashersblackpool December 20, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
almost there guys.
Report Steve10K December 20, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
yeah $$$$
Report Steve10K December 20, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
yeah $$$$
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
LOL $33 for me, AK suited vs KJ off, ace on all hearts flop, he makes a flush on turn.

GL to everyone left in.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
Wp everyone gl, got 6k chips to do damage Whoops
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
One double up and you laughing.
Report Ovalman. December 20, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
I gained 7k on the bubble as everyone was so tight but the shortest stack doubled and then doubled up again against me and made the cash. I took a hit but I'm about average stack.
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
Just doubled up 4 of a kind!
Report Steve10K December 20, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
$45, better than a poke in the eye
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
Think I might be joining you just lost 50% of my stack!
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
I'd support y
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
I'd support y
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
I'd support y
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
I'd support y
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
I'd support y
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
Wow dunno how I done that ???
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
Was gonna say I will offer my support from the rail but Im normally the kiss of death !!
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
lol not had a hand since
Report ladycarla December 20, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
out 99 v 22 got to love them 2 outers gl if anybody is left in
Report chipfire227 December 20, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
8th for $225.

Got my chips in ahead but wanted to get into the top 3.
Report ladycarla December 21, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
wp nice cash
Report Chapsmick December 21, 2013 10:52 AM GMT
Nice cash last night ovalman! I'd say the promo has been a bit of a disaster but I can't complain too much after cashing for $700 in the 5k freeroll, played like a moron in the 10k though.

Has anyone had there road to brazil matrix thing sorted out yet?

I got on to live support again 2 days ago and was once again told someone would email me with a resolution and ofcourse have heard nothing, not sure I can be bothered to keep folowing it up.
Report baah December 21, 2013 11:08 AM GMT
With regards to the matrix, they are looking for reasons not to pay out.

I had a response saying they are sorry blah blah, esculating to the specialist team etc.... and oh yes you played 43 days and got over 1000 points but any status points earned under 10 will not contribute.  So will await response from the specialist team.

NOWHERE did it say you have to earn a minimum of 10 status points for a day to actually count.

This is without doubt a way for them to reduce the payout bonus.

Way to look after your customers Betfair, really great.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 11:53 AM GMT
Well I ensured I gathered the exact number of status points every day I played, no more no less, to get maximum value from the promo. They owe me a chunk but not sure I can be boshed to chase it.

Like I said, it looks like they are going to have to make the payments by doing manual checks on a player by player basis which could take forever.And I cant imagine many of the Promotions Team will be working over Xmas and New Year.

Like many I came back for the Xmas Promos, and I got a few quid out of it, but its been such a hassle I wouldnt consider coming back and playing here in the New Year. Ive got a few hundred in the account now which I can withdraw and stick into another Network. There seem to be a few good new sign up deals out there so might have a shop around.
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
They've removed the Brazil warm up page so you can't check what you should have. I'm still missing 11 x $1.10 tickets and around 500 of those 1c games. $5 is better in my pocket than Betfair's.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 1:26 PM GMT
I got a mail back essentially saying the Promotion is over, its too late to do anything, but as a gesture of goodwill we have given you a $10 MTT ticket.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 1:27 PM GMT
Oh and 4 free spins on the Arcade, but as Im self excluded not sure how I redeem those. Laugh
Report baah December 21, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
I have got my records of every point I earned, and have sent that to them.

I'm sure in the T&Cs it said nothing about you need a min 10 points for a day to actually count.

It would mean that a lot of the bonuses mentioned on the matrix would never have existed.  For example 10 days & 50 points = $2.50.  Following their new found logic, that is impossible to be.  To get 10 days you have to have 10 days of at least 10 points = more than 50 points.

Something is very wrong here.
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
I got on to support who said he'd pass it on to the "gaming team". I don't have a screen grab and I can't prove anything now they've removed the promotion page but I'm missing $50 cash, 11 x $1.10 tickets, 500 of those useless 1c spins and STTs (I would take $5 instead) and 130 VPP points which I would use as I'm on a RB deal. He did credit me with tickets for tonights $2k and $1k freerolls.

If you don't ask you won't get.

I'm more concerned about the randomness of this promotion, winning 20 of those 1c tickets in a row is astronomical and to win the same several day in a row is near impossible. If these weren't random then is the top prizes random or did they just pick someone they know? I haven't seen a list of winners.
Report baah December 21, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
Ah crap, I misread that bit thats why i though was due more. I thought it was in total.
My bad then.
Report Steve10K December 21, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
Yes, that's the problem with these complicated promotions.
They're so complicated that they can't administer them properly.
Betfair customer services don't understand how they work so what chance have the punters got?
Report Steve10K December 21, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
Yes, that's the problem with these complicated promotions.
They're so complicated that they can't administer them properly.
Betfair customer services don't understand how they work so what chance have the punters got?
Report Mexico December 21, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
Overman - the scratch cards were not random at all. My last 200+ were all 1c vouchers.

It would be difficult how a Poker company could invent a worst promotion than this Brazil idea. However it must be odds on that the Smart Minds in Malta/Hammersmith can do it again.
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
The promotion was great Mexico, it was the running and implementation of it that was the problem.

The 1c games weren't worth playing and I never got a chance to have a "free spin". I would like the cash equivalent for them though as I kept to my side of the promotion but Betfair haven't stuck to theirs.

Thinking back to my "gaming team" comment above. I'm thinking the Poker site is now run like the rest of the pot luck games on the site. The "Gaming team" don't understand poker and it's just a game of luck. That's why we got 1c free spins to encourage us to play the slots. I've no problems with this but if you offer a free spin then at least give me a chance to try it.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
As someone pointed out at the start of the promo the free spins you had to play through your initial credit something like 30 times before you could actually withdraw any money, so it was just about trying to get poker people using the Arcade. Its the same when ever you go in the bookies on a Saturday and the staff are all over you asking if you want to enter the free competitions on the FOBT's. I always tell them politely to fk off as I dont want to go near the wretched things.
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
I don't mind crap like this, I play what I'm asked and play no more. I usually end up in profit but I would have liked to have had a chance.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
I know you are usually so far up BF's arse Oval you find it hard to see whats going on in the real world, but I'm really struggling to see how you can claim the promotion was great ???

It was flawed from the outset and got progressively worse. The prizes were clearly not random, hardly anybody played the 1 cent games, nobody could get the free spins to work, the STT tickets weren't credited, the tokens for the Freerolls werent credited, the first payment was 4 days late, the second payment was late, and when it was made it was horribly inadequate, so that some of us who had been grinding for over a month are sat waiting for three figure sums we may never get.

As a result those of us who came back for the promotion have merely had our doubts about this promoters competence confirmed.

Nothing about it was great- other than we got a few quid out of the Freerolls.

Any m0r0n can dream up a brilliant looking promotion, but if you cant deliver any aspect of it, how does that equate to being great ? It was an interesting concept, and thats about as far as it went. Compared to the Xmas Promo's of yesteryear it was a damp squib. It was certainly no Prize Mountain. Laugh
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
I see the value in staying here Chip which drives many away. Flutter off to Stars with no overlays if you must but I'll pick and choose where I want to play.

The promotion was great (60%+ RB if you were on a RB deal) it just wasn't set up correct. I'm deffo chasing everything I'm due. I kept to my side of the promotion, now I hope Betfair stick to theirs.
Report chipfire227 December 21, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
What I suggest you do before dissing posters like Mexico is grab yourself a dictionary, and look up the word promotion.

It was only 60 per cent RB IF, and its a very big IF, you played all 50 days at the top end, AND played EXACTLY the number of games required, AND actually got paid what you were due. For most it worked out at around 50%, and that was assuming you got paid, and thus far all the evidence suggests nobody has.

The fact you are having to chase what you are due, had to hassle Live Support for tokens, and HOPE the site will pay you what you are due 5 days after the promo ended, confirms how great it was at achieveing its aim of promoting the site.

The promotion wasnt great, the customer service wasnt great, and the delivery wasnt great. These are completely undisputable facts. It may well have been a great concept, but the fact you fully admit they couldnt deliver confirms as a promotional tool it failed and failed miserably.

You can stick the name chipfire227 into Sharkscope and see how good BF Poker has been for me down the years, Im not talking sour grapes here, but the reality is that their Poker product has been going down the pan for years. WE PAY FOR THESE PROMOS via paying the highest entry fees anywhere in the Western World, and we shouldnt have to spend hours firing off mails or sitting waiting for live chat.

You may think that promotes the poker product really well, and its your prerogative to defend BF, but I cant see anyone else on the thread who agrees with you or has faith in them to deliver in the future.
Report Ovalman. December 21, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
I couldn't care less how you done Chip, all that matters to me is my bottom line, if you don't like it then play elsewhere.
Report chipfire227 December 22, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
Exactly, all that matters to you is YOUR bottom line. You binked a couple of hundred dollars in the Freeroll, therefore anybody who says it wasnt a great promotion is wrong and you are right, because you did okay out of it.

Wheras a guy who won 700 describes it as a disaster, because he can see the bigger picture.

You then bang on about 60% RB when there is no way on Gods Earth you went anywhere near completing the 50 days at the top level. So how in the name of the Baby Jesus you can preach to those of us that did have a go at it and never got paid is beyond me?

I made a few hundred out of it but it just isnt worth the hassle. What does it work out at ? A fiver an hour or something ? You would earn more working in Macdonalds. You are on about chasing them for 3 quid FFS. How can it be an ev+ use of your limited time on this earth to chase someone for 3 quid ?

What you should have said was that YOU THOUGHT it was a great promotion for you personally, because thats what your comments in your role as unofficial PR Manger for BF amount to. And maybe shown a bit of empathy for those poor souls how did do the top level and havent been paid , instead of suggesting they are wrong to grumble.
Report Ovalman. December 22, 2013 11:34 AM GMT
FFS Chip, I'm chasing what I'm due and so should anyone.

You've whinged about the site long enough but yet to keep coming back, if your not happy then go elsewhere.
Report chipfire227 December 22, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
Keep coming back ?

I've barely played on the site since the switch from Ongame, and when I did it was for the Elite Freerolls. I play 90 per cent of my poker elsewhere.

I came back for this promotion-

Was the first payment made on time- NO

Was the second payment made on time- NO

Was the payout correct- NO

Were you able to use the free spins- NO

Were tokens issued for the Freeroll- NO

Were STT tokens issued- NO

Were VPPs credited correctly - NO

I could go on but I think its pretty obvious that the promotion failed in pretty much every way, shape, and form, and the only way players got credited was if they complained to the Helpdesk, and even then they didnt get paid everything. Nothing was done automatically when it was promised, and most of us are owed money, and a fair bit more than 3 quid.

Last time I looked this was the poker forum and a place where folk could discuss their issues. If people are owed money and have come up against a brick wall trying to get it they are entitled to be unhappy. To be honest, the last thing they want is a 2 dollar player telling them everything is great, and if they dont like it to fk off and play elsewhere.

From what I recall that was pretty much your attitude when loads of us were getting repeat disconnections- " it works fine for me so who cares ? "   

A job in Betfair Cutomer Services beckons. Happy 

Anyhow feel free to have the last word - I havent got anything more to say on the subject.
Report marc64 December 24, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
I have so many free kick SnG tokens I cannot even count them anymore. How much fun having to enrol 877 times to possibly win 0.1 dollars each!
Thank you BF for the small pieces of the small banana.
Report McCoy Carp January 13, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
I'm a saddo, I read all this thread, but it did make me chuckle. Laugh
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