Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bandwagon Jumping

Yep, I can follow with the best of them. I, too, am jumping on the Mansion Bandwagon. For anybody that hasn't heard of it:

Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 Superbowl Champs Promotion
Simply visit the MANSION Sportsbook and place a minimum Point Spread (Handicap) bet of USD 1,100 to win USD 1,000 (or currency equivalent) on the Pittsburgh Steelers for their game on Thursday 7 Sep 2006. (00:30 GMT 8 Sep 2006)
If your bet is not a winner, MANSION will refund your losses of USD 1,100 (or currency equivalent).
This deal is too good to miss. There’s no better way to kick off the NFL season and no better place than at MANSION.

This offer applies to bets placed on MANSION Sportsbook only and is limited to the team and selection specified. Bets placed on MANSION Sports Exchange will not qualify.
To qualify, Players must place a single Points Spread (Handicap) bet of USD 1,100 on Pittsburgh Steelers for their game on 7 Sep 2006
This offer is only available on the first bet placed for this event
To qualify for this promotion you must be 18 years of age or over and have agreed to the MANSION terms & conditions.
The promotion is valid from 25 Aug 2006.
All refunds will be placed into Member accounts within 3 working days of the result.
All personal information provided to MANSION must be complete and accurate in all respects and we reserve the right to request additional information in order to satisfy our validation of this information.
Only one refund is allowed for each MANSION Member, residential address, email address, telephone number, debit/credit card or NETeller account number and shared computer. The refund applies exclusively to the first account opened in the event multiple accounts are opened.
MANSION may at our sole discretion limit the eligibility of customers to participate in any promotion or bonus offer.
MANSION reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time without prior notice.
All decisions made by MANSION regarding this promotion shall be deemed final.
The withdrawal of any promotion funds will be subject to MANSION withdrawal policy.
Offer is valid for limited time period only.
Players that bet both sides of the event with MANSION will not be eligible for a loss refund.

So I did my part and signed up, deposited and bet. Now, the real dilemma starts. Do you hedge your bets? Do you want to guarantee $450ish or try to possibly win $1,000. I would say that there is a 90% chance that I will indeed hedge my bet.

Not too much to report in poker tonight. Fired up 2 $25 Turbo SNGs on PokerStars. I unfortunately got 4th (bubble) when I ran my 77 on the button to the big chip leader who had pushing his muscle around. He min re-raised and pushed on a 8 high board. He called with KK. Oops.

The 2nd SNG went better as I was able to take it down. I happened to wake up with hands when people were pushing/stealing.

As usual, I opened up a 3/6 SH table on Full Tilt and played a whole 12 hands. Did I mention that I got KK twice and they both went to showdown as winners. Since it was late, the goal was just to make enough to cover SNG buyins. Uh, that would do it.


I watched High Stakes Poker tonight. OK, I am now really, really feeling bad for Daniel N.; but on the otherhand, he is making these calls when he is pretty sure that he is beat. Even the best aren't bullet proof. I bet he saves over $200K if he doesn't make all those calls.

That should do it.


ScurvyDog said...

I hope all the bandwagon encourages other sportsbooks to offer similar deals.

I think I've talked myself out of hedging, which was my original plan. Not because of any complicated calculations but simply because I think Pittsburgh is going to cover. We shall see.

Nice to see you posting again.

drewspop said...

Have you found any details on any restrictions on withdrawing the cash if Pittsburgh does cover? Do you have to make additional bets with it or anything?

WillWonka said...

For all that I have read on the 2+2 forums... There are no withdrawel requirements.

Anybody else confirm?

chipper said...

This is either going to be the best offer around or this is going to go down as one of the biggest scams in history of sports books. I sure hope you guys get your money's worth. I'm not forking over 1.1K. Good luck all.

TripJax said...

Yeah, I'll be interested to here...

Oh, and good to have you back Wonka.

mookie99 said...

I'm on the fence on the bet..we'll see.

Thanks for playing last night.

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