Doesn't seem like much so I tried it and deposited a minimum $25 for a $12.50 bonus that needs 312 FPPs to clear. I played for 45 minutes at sometimes 1, sometimes 2, $10/.20 Razz tables. I ended up with 4.4 FPPs, at which rate I'd need to play for 70 hours to clear the bonus. I have 6 mos. to do it. What's also true about this promotion is that I can reload twice more in 90 days and still get a 50% deposit bonus.
VPP are awarded differently at some PokerStars cash game tables. Tables offering this award structure include:
- '1-on-1' tables for all games
- Full Ring Limit tables up to 25c/50c
- Full Ring No-Limit tables up to 5c/10c
- All '6-max' tables for the following games:
- No Limit Hold'em
- Pot Limit Hold'em
- Pot Limit Omaha
- Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
- Limit games up to 25c/50c
Over the coming weeks, all newly created tables of these types will use the new VPP award structure. During this transition, some old tables will continue to award VPP based on the Standard Tables award scheme.
VPPs at these tables are based on the total rake collected at the table, and the number of players dealt into the hand. Like in tournaments, at these tables VPPs are awarded at the rate of 5 VPPs for each $1.00 in rake collected. The total VPPs for that hand are then divided equally among the players who were dealt into that hand. Fractional VPPs will be awarded in hundredths. Please see these examples:
EXAMPLE 1: In a $3/$6 '6 max' No Limit Hold'em game, six players are dealt in, and the rake is $3.00. With $3.00 rake, 15 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the six players dealt into the hand would receive 2.50 VPPs.
EXAMPLE 2: In that same $3/$6 '6 max' No Limit Hold'em game, five players are dealt in and the rake is $2.00. With $2.00 rake, 10 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the five players dealt into the hand would receive 2.00 VPPs.
EXAMPLE 3: In that same $3/$6 '6 max' No Limit Hold'em game, three players are dealt in and the rake is $1.00. With $1.00 rake, 5 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the three players dealt into the hand would receive 1.67 VPPs.
EXAMPLE 4: In a $0.25/$0.50 '6 max' No Limit Hold'em game, with six players dealt in, if the pot size is $6.00, the rake would be $0.30. With $0.30 rake, 1.5 VPP would be awarded. Each of the six players dealt into the hand would receive 0.25 VPPs.
Now, technically I should be playing at .04/.08 for a 300 BB BR. But I had left about $15 in that account and so had about $40. And I an already experienced player can easily play Razz with a 200 BB or so roll, which is exactly .10/.20.
In this challenge we will concentrate on strict BR management.
Starting Bankroll: $40
Present Bankroll: $42.56
Need total 312 FPPs.
Starting at 552.24