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Flag cryptic3(888mod) December 26, 2017 11:08 AM GMT

Win a fortune of up to $250,000!






Trek, leap and dive into the realms of the Fortune Trail where you could win up to $250,000 cash! 
Here’s how:



Complete Golden Step Challenges


For each completed challenge you’ll move a step along the trail and reveal the next one! Plus, every step wins tournament tickets or bonus prizes of up to $10.




Hit Treasure Chest Milestones


Landed on a Treasure Chest? Complete the challenge and open it to bag yourself an extra reward of up to $5,000 cash.




Trek all the way to the Ultimate Destination


Complete your final challenge in the Fortune Trail and seize your grand fortune: up to $250,000 cash.



Log in to your 888poker account to find out more. 
Your journey to a fortune of riches begins!



Tournament Details


$4,000 Fortune Trail Tournament 

Win tickets through daily challenges as you advance along the trail.


When: Every day at 19:00 and 23:00 GMT until 12/2/2018


Terms & Conditions


Flag john (DENick} December 26, 2017 12:13 PM GMT
i have to say that i'm far from convinced about this new promotion,firstly it wasnt promoted very well i had to search for it lol. so i embarked on my fortune trail step 1 play 2 tourneys buy in1$ very easy to complete n i won 1$ cash for doing so, sweet. step 2 win 15 hands at cash table10/5, nicen easy n a little profit 4000$ tkt won. step 3 win 3 blast 1$ or more, ok getting away from poker but easy enough n another 4000 tkt won. step 4 bet 25$ in live  casino well i wont do that i play poker,but from step 3 your challenge resets daily, so i waited for new challenge the next day but that was just as bad 20$ live sports betting lol. wait another day n got new challenge this morning much better win 15 hands cash again completed n got a 4000tkt.step5 unbelievable .
Flag Stefan December 26, 2017 12:19 PM GMT
About the mission like betting 20$ in Sports or 500$ in Casino:

It's completely unresponsible and untrustworthy 
by 888 poker to shove poker players that way into gambling. They destroyed their image to me, which was good before this promotion. Missions like 'bet 3 rounds in casino' would be one thing, but betting 20$ in Sports or insane 500$ in Casino? Well, how can i trust this site anymore? I really would like to like you and i'm fine if with generating rakes for you, but what do you expect poker players think when you treat them that way? No promotion would be better than this promotion for your image. I think image is what promotions are about beside generating acticity and rakes.
Flag ozzy8bil December 26, 2017 12:30 PM GMT
shower shit level5 bet $500 in live casino..........good job im restricted load of shite
Flag martin December 26, 2017 3:48 PM GMT
Ok so I played all the way to first treasure box no prize for any steps
Flag John(Moe207) December 26, 2017 5:14 PM GMT

26 Dec 17 06:30 AM , ozzy8bil wrote:

shower shit level5 bet $500 in live casino..........good job im restricted load of shite



Lol $500 and the prize you win will probably be less than $5 or worse a ticket to freeroll.  Who ever came up with these challenges was on the beer while doing it or they think everyone of us are so stupid that we cant do basic maths.  Still it makes me laugh its good comedy and makes up for the crap on the box over the Christmas.  Have a good New Year all.

Flag john (DENick} December 27, 2017 1:59 AM GMT
so i wait a day for the reset from bet 500 n bingo its a simple one finish in the money in a tourney. job done,i get to open my treasure chest and win 1$ cash lol, so they wanted me to bet 500 n giveaway1 lol next
Flag Stefan December 27, 2017 2:38 AM GMT
"Win $100 in Live Sports bets"

I'm here to play poker. Don't try to push me to something i dont want.
That's not a trustful relationship. Confidence is lost easily but difficult to gain.

May i schould play somewhere else with better rakeback and real poker promotions.
Flag ozzy8bil December 27, 2017 10:13 AM GMT
$10 bonus
Flag edrin December 27, 2017 6:33 PM GMT
if you never redeemed BIG60 is still aviable? or it expires if you dont deposit when you get the mail? need help coz i want to deposit 10$ now
Flag cryptic3(888mod) December 27, 2017 6:55 PM GMT

27 Dec 17 12:33 PM , edrin wrote:

if you never redeemed BIG60 is still aviable? or it expires if you dont deposit when you get the mail? need help coz i want to deposit 10$ now





www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/bonus/

Flag edrin December 27, 2017 7:25 PM GMT
it sounds good. thanks man!!!
 
Flag Stefan December 28, 2017 1:12 AM GMT
"Place 250 bets in Casino (Min $1 per round)"

www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/Fortune-Trail/

Some steps could be done by Poker with some cents of rake, others by casino with up to 10$ average lose (2% Roulette). Well who ever had that clever idea, you failed. You want people to spend hundreds of dollars for a final 50$ win? It's stupid to think that people are that stupid.
Flag John(Moe207) December 28, 2017 2:11 AM GMT

27 Dec 17 07:12 PM , Stefan wrote:

"Place 250 bets in Casino (Min $1 per round)"

www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/Fortune-Trail/

Some steps could be done by Poker with some cents of rake, others by casino with up to 10$ average lose (2% Roulette). Well who ever had that clever idea, you failed. You want people to spend hundreds of dollars for a final 50$ win? It's stupid to think that people are that stupid.



If you wait until the timer in top right runs out the challenge resets.  All you can do is wait for a more favourable one.  The explanation I got from 888 is that these challenges have to cater for players of all bankroll levels and players who play sports and casino. 

Flag Stefan December 28, 2017 2:54 PM GMT

27 Dec 17 08:11 PM , John(Moe207) wrote:


If you wait until the timer in top right runs out the challenge resets.  All you can do is wait for a more favourable one.  The explanation I got from 888 is that these challenges have to cater for players of all bankroll levels and players who play sports and casino. 




That's makes no sense since the prices are equal for all bankroll levels (officially).

I made it to level 7 and had 3 times challenges with XXX$ gambling und 2 minor Gambling-Challenges. So i had 25% ridicilous big gambling challenges plus anoher 15% big gambling challenges, 40% overall.

It's not a good marketing decision to make poker player overall angry for making some of them betting a few times.

Isn't that true anymore? (from the web-site):
"The Company recognises that while most people gamble for entertainment, a small number of people can become obsessed with the potential monetary gains our games offer."

Promotions like this does not look like that the company recognises anything.

Flag Stefan December 31, 2017 12:39 AM GMT
Now i had:
Place 100$ in Casino
Place 20$ in Casino
Place 20$ in Sport
in a row

Overall:
9 Poker Missions
4 xxx$ Casino/Sport Missions
4 xx$ Casino/Sport Missions

Poker part at this poker promotion: 53%

Flag Rhonda December 31, 2017 4:15 PM GMT
This new promotion is a bit random. Three of my challenges have been ridiculous, bet 70 dollars on sports betting, bet 20 dollars on the casino and play 20 hands in flopmania. I don't do casino and sports betting, and my PC doesn't show flopmania, so I can't do that challenge. The challenge resets in 20 hours, so for this period I cannot progress on the trail. I guess 888 want to further encourage gambling by introducing challenges for people who don't play particular aspects of their site. I think for me this will be one promotion that will see me not for once actually complete the challenges in the time given. If I have to wait so long for a challenge to reset, I think I may be lucky to make it to 30 steps at this rate. Good luck to those of you that will bet in the casino and the sports bets, I figure many of you will lose more than you will win in the treasure chests!

Todays challenge was to only bet 5 dollars in live sports beting, so I did to race at 2.50 each way and was placed so lost no money, total of 10 dollars bet.  AND the effin trail challenge is not showing as complete!  So a toTal waste of time.  I guess the only consolation is I lost nothing!
Flag John(Moe207) December 31, 2017 5:10 PM GMT

31 Dec 17 10:15 AM , Rhonda wrote:

This new promotion is a bit random. Three of my challenges have been ridiculous, bet 70 dollars on sports betting, bet 20 dollars on the casino and play 20 hands in flopmania. I don't do casino and sports betting, and my PC doesn't show flopmania, so I can't do that challenge. The challenge resets in 20 hours, so for this period I cannot progress on the trail. I guess 888 want to further encourage gambling by introducing challenges for people who don't play particular aspects of their site. I think for me this will be one promotion that will see me not for once actually complete the challenges in the time given. If I have to wait so long for a challenge to reset, I think I may be lucky to make it to 30 steps at this rate. Good luck to those of you that will bet in the casino and the sports bets, I figure many of you will lose more than you will win in the treasure chests!

Todays challenge was to only bet 5 dollars in live sports beting, so I did to race at 2.50 each way and was placed so lost no money, total of 10 dollars bet.  AND the effin trail challenge is not showing as complete!  So a toTal waste of time.  I guess the only consolation is I lost nothing!



The believers in aliens visiting us should take a look at this site.  They might find that the thing they have always been looking for runs 888s marketing dept. 


Thats strange that the challenge did not complete.  Were the odds of the each way bet 1/2 or better?  Last 2 for me were place a big bet in casino and todays is $20 in sports and I will not play that either.

Flag John(Moe207) December 31, 2017 6:58 PM GMT
2 mins to $4000 fortune trail freeroll and 0 registered.  Lol what happened? Did everyone have to wager $1 million or something?
Flag gosling67 December 31, 2017 7:01 PM GMT

31 Dec 17 10:15 AM , Rhonda wrote:


This new promotion is a bit random. Three of my challenges have been ridiculous, bet 70 dollars on sports betting, bet 20 dollars on the casino and play 20 hands in flopmania. I don't do casino and sports betting, and my PC doesn't show flopmania, so I can't do that challenge. The challenge resets in 20 hours, so for this period I cannot progress on the trail. I guess 888 want to further encourage gambling by introducing challenges for people who don't play particular aspects of their site. I think for me this will be one promotion that will see me not for once actually complete the challenges in the time given. If I have to wait so long for a challenge to reset, I think I may be lucky to make it to 30 steps at this rate. Good luck to those of you that will bet in the casino and the sports bets, I figure many of you will lose more than you will win in the treasure chests!

Todays challenge was to only bet 5 dollars in live sports beting, so I did to race at 2.50 each way and was placed so lost no money, total of 10 dollars bet.  AND the effin trail challenge is not showing as complete!  So a toTal waste of time.  I guess the only consolation is I lost nothing!


I had the same problem today Rhonda - had to bet $5 on live sports. Tried 4 times - got two wrong (one with odds under 1.5, and one where I cashed out early - also not allowed). But the other two times were odds over 1.5 and both bets have been settled. But the trail says I haven't completed the challenge.

I assume it's a bug in the system, but does mean there's no chance of doing the other two challenges I should have been able to do today. Plus there was also something wrong with the $4000 fortune trail freeroll at 7pm - wouldn't let anyone register so it's been cancelled.

Haven't played on 888 for a long time - I'm beginning to remember why. Sigh.

Happy New Year everyone!

Flag John(Moe207) December 31, 2017 7:36 PM GMT
Credit to 888 for a change.  They are running another $4000 game to replace the cancelled one.
Flag gosling67 December 31, 2017 7:53 PM GMT
Thanks John - got in just in time :)
Flag shinyone December 31, 2017 10:22 PM GMT
You would of thought 888 had learnt the lesson earlier in the year.

www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-actio...
 
After that you would think they would have been more sensible, may be the fine wasn't big enough or they are just trying to get the cost of the fine back.
This promotion does nothing but to encourage players to gamble/play out of their bankroll. Like Iv'e said before this is not a poker site anymore it's just another rake cash cow. Only have to look at the MTT's on here just about every one has rebuys, why? because it brings out the gambler in players. What most don't seem to care is for every buy in made means you have to finish higher up the finishing order to cover your buy in and show profit. As a site to play for a profit now  in MTT's have gone.
 If anything 888 at this point with how many people playing the site is probably no much better than when I started playing here at the end of 2005. The powers to be have basiclly taken the site which had really shown great promise to being great back to where it was 10 years ago.

Flag camelto5 January 1, 2018 2:40 AM GMT
And mine today is  $70 in casino, Dream on 888 Frown
Flag John(Moe207) January 1, 2018 4:38 AM GMT

31 Dec 17 08:40 PM , camelto5 wrote:

And mine today is  $70 in casino, Dream on 888 Frown



Mine is $500 in casino.  Another day gone and 2moros probably $100 in sports.  I aint gonna bother with this anymore.  Its just a waste of time chasing $2. 

Flag Lochend January 1, 2018 4:54 AM GMT
I won a blast ticket on my free daily spin 2 days ago and its not came thru yet and the second large chest on the trail still isn't open
Flag John(Moe207) January 1, 2018 5:09 AM GMT

31 Dec 17 04:22 PM , shinyone wrote:

You would of thought 888 had learnt the lesson earlier in the year.

www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-actio...
 
After that you would think they would have been more sensible, may be the fine wasn't big enough or they are just trying to get the cost of the fine back.
This promotion does nothing but to encourage players to gamble/play out of their bankroll. Like Iv'e said before this is not a poker site anymore it's just another rake cash cow. Only have to look at the MTT's on here just about every one has rebuys, why? because it brings out the gambler in players. What most don't seem to care is for every buy in made means you have to finish higher up the finishing order to cover your buy in and show profit. As a site to play for a profit now  in MTT's have gone.
 If anything 888 at this point with how many people playing the site is probably no much better than when I started playing here at the end of 2005. The powers to be have basiclly taken the site which had really shown great promise to being great back to where it was 10 years ago.



I would like to play the Goldfish game but the rebuy bs and worse still 2 hr late reg makes it not worth playing.  To add to your point about 888 turning this into gambling instead of poker,  in the $1 9-player SnG normal blinds the rake is $1.35 and turbo is $0.90c total.  They charge more for playing poker than gambling which is a joke.

Flag John(Moe207) January 1, 2018 5:20 AM GMT

31 Dec 17 10:54 PM , Lochend wrote:

I won a blast ticket on my free daily spin 2 days ago and its not came thru yet and the second large chest on the trail still isn't open



The prizes from the wheel can take up to 72 hrs to arrive.  On my fortune trail if I hover over the chest it says it is temporarily unavailable and eligible prize winners have to check back in a few days so I assume there is a bug in the game. 


Congrats on winning on the wheel as I have spun it everyday since it started and lost every time and that is not a joke.

Flag Rhonda January 1, 2018 11:32 AM GMT
Yes there is definitely a bug in the system.  my treasure  chest cannot be opened it says try again in a few days!  Whats the point of this promotion if 888 cannot live up to its terms of the promotion its running!
Flag Stefan January 1, 2018 7:59 PM GMT
And i got the next 500$ Joke

888 wanted me to put $1400+ in 8 Days in poker & sport so far.
Well, that would be $5500 in a month projected.

If i would not have wait for resets and would have made 3 missions a day its would be something like $7000+ projected in a month.

I made to level 10.
That would made $14000+ in gambling projected to level 100.
$350+ projected wins for 888 if i would ONLY lose 2,5% of my bets.

Best promotion ever.


"The Company recognises that while most people gamble for entertainment, a small number of people can become obsessed with the potential monetary gains our games offer." (recognises = lets target these people with promotions)
Flag Lochend January 2, 2018 2:18 AM GMT

01 Jan 18 05:32 AM , Rhonda wrote:

Yes there is definitely a bug in the system. my treasure chest cannot be opened it says try again in a few days! Whats the point of this promotion if 888 cannot live up to its terms of the promotion its running!





 still not opening and its almost out of view in the trail, it also looks like they have done away with the free daily spin

Flag dub115-(888mod) January 2, 2018 12:11 PM GMT

01 Jan 18 08:18 PM , Lochend wrote:

01 Jan 18 05:32 AM , Rhonda wrote:

Yes there is definitely a bug in the system. my treasure chest cannot be opened it says try again in a few days! Whats the point of this promotion if 888 cannot live up to its terms of the promotion its running!





 still not opening and its almost out of view in the trail, it also looks like they have done away with the free daily spin



A reply from support,

If players gets to this chest they won’t be able to claim it! We are working to fix asap


Please keep trying  and the claim will be available at some point soon.
Apologies for the inconvenience

Flag gosling67 January 2, 2018 9:53 PM GMT
Has anyone managed to do a sports bet and have it registered against the challenge?

Today, for my second challenge, I had to win $10 in live sport betting. Managed to win $20 on Fulham and Palace. But challenge still says 0/10.

Didn't get anything for the bets I placed on Sunday either. This means I've missed out on 5 possible challenges now.
Flag John(Moe207) January 2, 2018 10:09 PM GMT

02 Jan 18 03:53 PM , gosling67 wrote:

Has anyone managed to do a sports bet and have it registered against the challenge? Today, for my second challenge, I had to win $10 in live sport betting. Managed to win $20 on Fulham and Palace. But challenge still says 0/10. Didn't get anything for the bets I placed on Sunday either. This means I've missed out on 5 possible challenges now.



Looks like a glitch in software.  Its been happening alot lately.  I just finished in the money in a 9 player $1 game to complete a challenge and now its win $100 in sports.  Wow not even place $100.  No intention of betting on sport or casino.  My advice to players is to contact support and self exclude themselves from casino and sports if they feel they are gonna get tempted.  I dont get why sporst and casino bets have to be completed by poker players.  Its not fair or responsible.  888 can you remind everyone here what you got fined over 7 million quid for a few months ago.

Flag gosling67 January 2, 2018 10:11 PM GMT
yep, just writing to them now (after spending 10 minutes trying to find out how to contact them). No doubt will get some vague response in three days' time which won't help, and will probably have more sports bet challenges in the meantime. I guess I never learn with 888, though tbf had some good times in the forum games and meetups.
Flag slim January 2, 2018 10:25 PM GMT
I have the same problem where it said to make a winning bet with odds over 1-2 so lumped on West Ham and won but challenge has not updated, i had same problem the other day where i had to cash in a MTT and it did not register my 1st cash.
So there are def glitches in it and i havent been able to open chests up to see what i have won.
Flag John(Moe207) January 2, 2018 10:27 PM GMT

It took a few days for them to reply when I had an issue with a glitch that meant I lost every time lol.  To be fair they are busy with this and the camera issue and they did resolve my problem.


I am assuming from the bet you mentioned the odds had to be better than 1/2 so unless you have mis read the challenge it has to be a glitch.  If you still have doubts click on the Ts and Cs link in the trail and go to the section about sports betting to ensure you have met all requirements.  Some of this stuff is easy to miss.  Hope they resolve it for you soon.

Flag gosling67 January 2, 2018 10:30 PM GMT
Wow - they just phoned me!

Apparently, "Live Sports" means in-play bets, so all my pre-match bets didn't count.

So I guess in future, I'll just place the bet 1 minute after kick-off instead of 10 minutes before. Or, alternatively, just take my winnings and run. Will see how I feel tomorrow.
Flag Rhonda January 2, 2018 10:57 PM GMT
todays challenge is to win 50 from live sports betting!  Not bet but win!!!  SERIOUSLY 888, another day without a challenge completed and still cannot open the chest that I won.  Any bets it will be a dollar bonus, when I can open it?  LOL
Flag John(Moe207) January 2, 2018 11:33 PM GMT

02 Jan 18 04:30 PM , gosling67 wrote:

Wow - they just phoned me! Apparently, "Live Sports" means in-play bets, so all my pre-match bets didn't count. So I guess in future, I'll just place the bet 1 minute after kick-off instead of 10 minutes before. Or, alternatively, just take my winnings and run. Will see how I feel tomorrow.



They should have said Live-In play betting in the challenge.  Live sports is very open to mis understandings.  Glad you won the bet,  it would have been a kick in the teeth to throw away money for nothing.  Have to say that was a quick reply from them.

Flag gosling67 January 3, 2018 7:58 AM GMT
Yes, very impressed with the instant call back, and the lady I spoke to was smart and obviously not reading from a script either. It's been a while since I've contacted 888 support, so they've obviously upped their game.

Decided if I do get any more sports bets as challenges, that I'll "dutch" on live tennis. That way I'll lose a few cents but complete the challenge :)
Flag Rhonda January 3, 2018 9:47 PM GMT
Opened my treasure chest and won 1 dollar, shame I could not have bet on that result.  Todays challenge is to make 75 wagers, minimum of 1 dollar per time in the casino
Flag Stefan January 4, 2018 6:22 AM GMT

03 Jan 18 03:47 PM , Rhonda wrote:

Opened my treasure chest and won 1 dollar, shame I could not have bet on that result. Todays challenge is to make 75 wagers, minimum of 1 dollar per time in the casino




Hey you won a dollar. So just bet it 75 times...

Flag slim January 4, 2018 7:47 PM GMT
Managed to open up my chests and won $2. Now having had to gamble on sports and spin on the roulete and then play a certain amount of hands it looks like ive won 1% of what ive had to stake LOL.
Im close to the next chest so lets hope i get more than a $1 one lol.
Flag gosling67 January 4, 2018 10:09 PM GMT
Good luck Slim!

Rhonda - my tactic when I had to place 70 casino bets was to bet on both red and black in roulette for $1 each. Meant I lost $4 as it came up on 0 a couple of times, but I'm still in credit with the sports bets so could afford it.

Luckily, I'm mostly getting poker challenges so not too bad. Will be interesting to see if the later challenges are as ridiculous as that one John got - I won't be playing "win $100 on sports" either.
Flag John(Moe207) January 5, 2018 2:57 AM GMT
My challenge yesterday was win 4 blast games.  Gave it a miss because its easy to lose alot more than you ever can win on these games especially since the $1 has a 2 min time limit(what a **** idea).  Todays challenge is place bets of $20 in casino.  Again no thanks 888 another 2 days with no progress.  The explanation given for the nature of the challenges was that they had to cater for different players of different games and bankrolls.  If so wouldnt it have been easier to place 3 different challenges each day for players.  1 poker related, 1 casino related and 1 sports related and let the player choose which they want to play.  Just an idea and would have spared most of the confusion around this whole thing.  The idea was sound but the execution was woeful.
Flag Rhonda January 6, 2018 11:07 PM GMT

04 Jan 18 04:09 PM , gosling67 wrote:


Good luck Slim!

Rhonda - my tactic when I had to place 70 casino bets was to bet on both red and black in roulette for $1 each. Meant I lost $4 as it came up on 0 a couple of times, but I'm still in credit with the sports bets so could afford it.

Luckily, I'm mostly getting poker challenges so not too bad. Will be interesting to see if the later challenges are as ridiculous as that one John got - I won't be playing "win $100 on sports" either.


Hi Jen nice to see you on my sit and go tables, both trying to win to fulfill the challenge.  I did you tactic of betting both  odd and even and then black and red, but got so bored ended up putting the odd 5 dollars on other numbers at the same time! and two chests have paid a miserly 1 dollar!  LOL  Knowing my luck I will get to the final one and win a blast ticket!!!

Flag Ricey January 7, 2018 7:19 PM GMT
How can live football not be a live bet ?? I had 7 bets $1 each above 1.5 only needed 5 but fancied two extra lost on the day and failed to move from 0/5 on the challenge so screen shot and fired it off to support. 

Boycotting the tables till it's sorted out

02 Jan 18 04:57 PM , Rhonda wrote:

todays challenge is to win 50 from live sports betting! Not bet but win!!! SERIOUSLY 888, another day without a challenge completed and still cannot open the chest that I won. Any bets it will be a dollar bonus, when I can open it? LOL




Flag John(Moe207) January 7, 2018 10:14 PM GMT

07 Jan 18 01:19 PM , Ricey wrote:

How can live football not be a live bet ?? I had 7 bets $1 each above 1.5 only needed 5 but fancied two extra lost on the day and failed to move from 0/5 on the challenge so screen shot and fired it off to support. 

Boycotting the tables till it's sorted out

02 Jan 18 04:57 PM , Rhonda wrote:

todays challenge is to win 50 from live sports betting! Not bet but win!!! SERIOUSLY 888, another day without a challenge completed and still cannot open the chest that I won. Any bets it will be a dollar bonus, when I can open it? LOL






Its betting in-play m8.  888 calls it live betting which is as I mentioned in earlier post very open to this kind of mis-understanding so I appeal to the mods again to forward this suggestion to support.  Please change the wording from live to in-play.  Thats 3 ppl involved in this thread I think now who have got stung by this and I bet there are many more who dont post here getting caught.


My latest challenge is bet $500 in casino again.  Thats 2 or 3 times now.  Pure comedy.  Good thing is I only have less than 2hrs to wait and hope its a poker related one.

Flag Ricey January 8, 2018 8:08 AM GMT
Cheers John 

I woke up to the support reply saying the same thing, no more dabbling on 4k fortune then for me, I lost money doing something that I didn't want to do in the first place. even the play now button didn't take you to the in play section just 888 sports main site. 

it's me not you thus I'm withdrawing some funds today in protest. shares will fall and maybe crash the exchange :-) (actually nobody will care like most things in life) 

today is a good old get in the money for 1 9man tourny (I can feel that $1 entering my account soon) 
Flag sir upit January 8, 2018 9:00 AM GMT
i like that the "play now" button and the "fortune trail" logo covers what my challenge is so i can not tell what my challenge is... pay 10 hands of something...?
Flag john (DENick} January 8, 2018 12:26 PM GMT
as these ridiculous challenges are a blatant attack on your bankroll, ie the bigger your roll the higher your challenge, i suggest temporarily hiding your roll just before your new challenge.withdraw nearly all your funds get the challenge then reverse the withdrawal.
Flag cryptic3(888mod) January 8, 2018 6:14 PM GMT
I personally think you are .....searching for the right words here..... "trying too hard" "feeling you have to do them" not quite sure what phrase I am looking for but I can explain what I mean by simply saying that you do not "have" to complete your challenges, it is a free bonus offer you can do or not and there will be a new bonus to complete soon if you do not like the one offered that day. On the whole, I am guessing the promo is very popular.

I chose not to try to complete mine as there is easier cash to be made for me playing a few cash tables over the month or even in a few blast games for an hour.

It is always a personal thing if you fancy trying for the possible big bucks payout at the end of the promotion then great if like me you prefer small regular wins then we all have that choice.


Your money your choice probably sums it up Wink

But please don't moan if you don't like how it rolls Sealed


Flag John(Moe207) January 9, 2018 10:09 PM GMT

I e-mailed support politely asking them to change the wording of the sports betting challenge from live betting to in-play betting to avoid the confusion that is clearly catching people out.  Below is a snippit from their response.


"However, live betting is the ability to bet on sporting events as they happen, we understand that this may not be clear for some members but it is stated in the terms what types on challenges will be included.

Unfortunately, promotion challenges will not be changed at this time."



Wow is it such a big deal to change 2 words?  They even admit that people are getting confused.  Change it to in-play as its impossible to confuse which bet that is.  My confidence in 888 has been badly shook over the last 6 months and this has done nothing to help it.  Shinyone if you are still here m8,  you have mentioned it several times already about 888 not listening or not caring what we say and all I can say is that response from 888 prooves everything you have been saying.


I am going to go one step further and say that this could be interpreted as deliberate on 888s part to profit from the confusion.  I am not accusing 888, I am just saying how this could look.  It does not make logical sense to not fix such a simple issue.


Why do ye run these promos to encourage players to play and then treat us like kids?.

Flag cryptic3(888mod) January 10, 2018 9:23 AM GMT
Isn't there a live betting tab in the sports lobby?  Surely if the promo says live betting any bets placed from that tab will be the ones that count?
Flag John(Moe207) January 10, 2018 3:05 PM GMT

10 Jan 18 03:23 AM , cryptic3(888mod) wrote:

Isn't there a live betting tab in the sports lobby?  Surely if the promo says live betting any bets placed from that tab will be the ones that count?



Hello Cryptic,  Yes there is but what happens is when players see the challenge they assume its bet at any time on a live sport.  They just go to sporstsbook and place a bet and think that is it, challenge done.  I got my answer from 888, I dont agree with it but I have to accept so Im moving on.  I hope others read this thread before placing a bet and at least it will save some people from making this mistake. 


Just for the record I dont bet on sports, I only got involved in this to improve the service.

Flag Sean -888 Mgr January 10, 2018 9:26 PM GMT
Hi m888s,

I have just read through this thread and before I address the issues you have highlighted, I just want to take the time to wish you all a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR! A bit late (maybe); but the sentiments remain all the same!

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here and know that I will be monitoring this thread moving forward.

1. This promotion does not at all depend on your bankroll. Unlike some of our promotions in the past, these challenges are not personal; hence the values and the type of challenge vary daily.

2. Casino and sport are integral parts of the 888poker offering; therefore we reserve the right to include them in our promotions.

3. The promotion is set up in such a way that if you do not wish to participate in the sports and/or casino challenge, then the next day you will receive a challenge that may be more suitable for you.

4. The difficulty of the challenges also vary - there are three daily challenges and each gets progressively more challenging. If a challenge may be too hard for you to complete, then simply wait for the next challenge the next day - it will come and it may be more suitable for you. Smile

5. When someone is asked to "bet $500" in the casino, it does not mean that the person will lose $500 in the casino. Having a play-through requirement is an incentive to encourage casino play and you can see your prize in the corresponding chest. If luck permits, small bets add up and you can complete these types of challenges easily.

6. The suggestion about  the term "Live Sports" versus "In-play" is a very good one and it will be taken on board for the next promotion of this type. Apologies if the idea, initially, was not well received by our Support Representative.

I think I have addressed everything; but if I missed something, please repost/highlight and I'll do my best to get to it ASAP. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the wider 888poker community!

Good luck in life and at the tables all!

Sean

Flag Rhonda January 10, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
Happy New year Sean.
Like the rest of you, after betting on the horse races realised I needed to bet whilst in play. So put my money on some football game that was in play.  This challenge did not register either!  So I have given up with any sport betting.

AND Chris, its not about trying too hard.  The promotion has the "opportunity" to win up to 250,000 dollars.  Who would not want to have the possibility of finding this in their last treasure chest?  For almost all of us playing this its a life changing amount of money.  I would be playing in the tournaments with a thousand dollar by ins, if I won that sort of money!  And by offering that sort of money as a prize, the majority of players will try to make their challenges in order to have a shot at the big prize!  But then 888 know this, and it is encouraging irresponsible gambling for those that have a problem, or desperately want to win "big"  Not on the poker playing because those are small challenges.  BUT 500 in the casino, or win 70 dollars from live play?

John take Jen's advice on the casino.  I had to bet 100 dollars.  So I put 20 on black and 20 on red x 5 spins, challenge completed without actually losing any money.  However with the possibility of the green 0 coming up you could also lose. Yesterday I decided to only play the poker challenges. If I only manage two challenges per day I will still make the final 100 with the amount of days left.

Good luck to you all, and I really hope that a forum ,member wins the "big prize"  If I do, I promise I will have a private tournament  for the regs and offer 5000 as prize money,
Flag john (DENick} January 11, 2018 10:05 AM GMT

10 Jan 18 03:26 PM , Sean -888 Mgr wrote:

Hi m888s,

I have just read through this thread and before I address the issues you have highlighted, I just want to take the time to wish you all a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR! A bit late (maybe); but the sentiments remain all the same!

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here and know that I will be monitoring this thread moving forward.

1. This promotion does not at all depend on your bankroll. Unlike some of our promotions in the past, these challenges are not personal; hence the values and the type of challenge vary daily.

2. Casino and sport are integral parts of the 888poker offering; therefore we reserve the right to include them in our promotions.

3. The promotion is set up in such a way that if you do not wish to participate in the sports and/or casino challenge, then the next day you will receive a challenge that may be more suitable for you.

4. The difficulty of the challenges also vary - there are three daily challenges and each gets progressively more challenging. If a challenge may be too hard for you to complete, then simply wait for the next challenge the next day - it will come and it may be more suitable for you. 

5. When someone is asked to "bet $500" in the casino, it does not mean that the person will lose $500 in the casino. Having a play-through requirement is an incentive to encourage casino play and you can see your prize in the corresponding chest. If luck permits, small bets add up and you can complete these types of challenges easily.

6. The suggestion about  the term "Live Sports" versus "In-play" is a very good one and it will be taken on board for the next promotion of this type. Apologies if the idea, initially, was not well received by our Support Representative.

I think I have addressed everything; but if I missed something, please repost/highlight and I'll do my best to get to it ASAP. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the wider 888poker community!

Good luck in life and at the tables all!

Sean


sorry sean but the challenges are clearly targeting your bankroll n are clearly personal. i have friends who play much higher stakes n at  a much higher volume than i, but they keep there bankroll modest. their challenges are much smaller than mine sometimes by a factor of 10.same level same challenge but much higher.

Flag slim January 11, 2018 10:19 AM GMT

10 Jan 18 05:42 PM , Rhonda wrote:

Happy New year Sean. Like the rest of you, after betting on the horse races realised I needed to bet whilst in play. So put my money on some football game that was in play. This challenge did not register either! So I have given up with any sport betting. AND Chris, its not about trying too hard. The promotion has the "opportunity" to win up to 250,000 dollars. Who would not want to have the possibility of finding this in their last treasure chest? For almost all of us playing this its a life changing amount of money. I would be playing in the tournaments with a thousand dollar by ins, if I won that sort of money! And by offering that sort of money as a prize, the majority of players will try to make their challenges in order to have a shot at the big prize! But then 888 know this, and it is encouraging irresponsible gambling for those that have a problem, or desperately want to win "big" Not on the poker playing because those are small challenges. BUT 500 in the casino, or win 70 dollars from live play? John take Jen's advice on the casino. I had to bet 100 dollars. So I put 20 on black and 20 on red x 5 spins, challenge completed without actually losing any money. However with the possibility of the green 0 coming up you could also lose. Yesterday I decided to only play the poker challenges. If I only manage two challenges per day I will still make the final 100 with the amount of days left. Good luck to you all, and I really hope that a forum ,member wins the "big prize" If I do, I promise I will have a private tournament for the regs and offer 5000 as prize money,




I agree Rhonda who wouldnt want a chance at winning 250k. I think this must be small change for Chris but to others it could change there lives if they won the big one.
I would love to see a forum member take this down and like you i would offer a tournament to us forum regs.

Flag slim January 11, 2018 10:21 AM GMT
Also would be good to know how far up people have got to, i think i started late so am a bit behind.
Flag john (DENick} January 11, 2018 10:25 AM GMT

11 Jan 18 04:21 AM , slim wrote:

Also would be good to know how far up people have got to, i think i started late so am a bit behind.


i started day1 i have done every poker challenge i have been given, and im only on level 21, at least a week wasted waiting for poker challenges, sometimes 48 hrs between them.

Flag cryptic3(888mod) January 11, 2018 10:33 AM GMT
I am on level 0 as getting up each day is enough of a challenge for me lol

I actually tend not to join in these sort of promos as they can lead to me depositing more than I can safely afford and betting within your means is a very important part of gambling IMHO.


GL to you all with yours.


Flag Sean -888 Mgr January 11, 2018 5:25 PM GMT

11 Jan 18 04:05 AM , john (DENick} wrote:

10 Jan 18 03:26 PM , Sean -888 Mgr wrote:

Hi m888s,

I have just read through this thread and before I address the issues you have highlighted, I just want to take the time to wish you all a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR! A bit late (maybe); but the sentiments remain all the same!

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here and know that I will be monitoring this thread moving forward.

1. This promotion does not at all depend on your bankroll. Unlike some of our promotions in the past, these challenges are not personal; hence the values and the type of challenge vary daily.

2. Casino and sport are integral parts of the 888poker offering; therefore we reserve the right to include them in our promotions.

3. The promotion is set up in such a way that if you do not wish to participate in the sports and/or casino challenge, then the next day you will receive a challenge that may be more suitable for you.

4. The difficulty of the challenges also vary - there are three daily challenges and each gets progressively more challenging. If a challenge may be too hard for you to complete, then simply wait for the next challenge the next day - it will come and it may be more suitable for you. 

5. When someone is asked to "bet $500" in the casino, it does not mean that the person will lose $500 in the casino. Having a play-through requirement is an incentive to encourage casino play and you can see your prize in the corresponding chest. If luck permits, small bets add up and you can complete these types of challenges easily.

6. The suggestion about  the term "Live Sports" versus "In-play" is a very good one and it will be taken on board for the next promotion of this type. Apologies if the idea, initially, was not well received by our Support Representative.

I think I have addressed everything; but if I missed something, please repost/highlight and I'll do my best to get to it ASAP. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the wider 888poker community!

Good luck in life and at the tables all!

Sean


sorry sean but the challenges are clearly targeting your bankroll n are clearly personal. i have friends who play much higher stakes n at  a much higher volume than i, but they keep there bankroll modest. their challenges are much smaller than mine sometimes by a factor of 10.same level same challenge but much higher.




I assure you that BR is not a factor here. Maybe their status is different from yours; but not BR mate.

Flag Rhonda January 11, 2018 11:22 PM GMT
Like you Slim I started late but have got  to  level 42, not a bad singing group either LOL.  Wont be doing any of the challenges tomorrow it is our Christmas do!! So will try to steer well clear of poker when I get home, don't fancy sticking all of my bank roll in the casino in error trying to complete a challenge!!!  Not that I plan being too drunk  LOL
Flag Rhonda January 11, 2018 11:23 PM GMT
OH and my chest today contained nothing, Zilch  ZERO??????  thought every chest had a prize in it!
Flag John(Moe207) January 12, 2018 1:53 AM GMT

I notice my challenge is place $20 in live sports(in-play) bets.  I want to thank 888 for taking that on board and it will now end any confusion around it.   


Your  moving quicker than me Rhonda Im only on level 12.  At that rate you have a fighting chance of getting to the end.  The issue with the chest has to be another glitch which hopefully support will solve for you. 

Flag dchoo1 January 12, 2018 2:32 PM GMT
Currently doing level 37. Only prizes ive had so far are the Fortune trail tournament ticket or the minimum bonus lol.

I've been doing what others have been with the casino challenges - cover the entire roulette wheel so I can't lose
Flag slim January 12, 2018 7:17 PM GMT
Im only on level 32 and just won another $1.
The good thing is all my sports bets and roulete spins have paid of so far.
The only game i am down on is blast games and im only down 3c in that lol.
Good luck all.
Flag gosling67 January 14, 2018 12:13 PM GMT
Level 46 for me - today's first challenge was to make it to the money in 1 tournament ($1 sit'n'go - 2nd, job done), second challenge was $10 on live(in-play) sports bets (thanks Sean for getting that changed), made 80c by dutching a British lad playing against the no1 seed in one of the lower level ITF tennis events, final challenge is to win 50 cash hands (just as well it's Sunday ) - will get onto that after lunch.

Tip (in case you hadn't already realised) for the "make it to showdown" - this works if any hand on your table goes to showdown even if you've already folded. At least it does in Snap games, not sure about regular tables.

My chests so far have mostly had the minimum prize, but did get $2 from a red one. Will let you know how I do on the 50th.
Flag Stefan January 15, 2018 4:50 AM GMT

My Missions so far:

21 x poker (if blast and flopo is Poker Sealed)
vs
4 x $500 Casino Bet
1 x $150 Casino Bet
6 x $100 Casino/Sport Bet/Win
3 x $25 Casino Bet
4 x $20 Casino/Sport Bet
1 x $10 Casino Bet
-------
(17) ($2915) 

A normal poker promotion gives advantage to provider by increased player acticity and gives advantage to players by given back a bit of the additionally generated rake. I would call that a fair win-win situation.

This promotion gives double advantage to provider and disadvantage to players who participate. I would call that anti marketing to all poker players who know basics about odds (i guess most players). 888 wanted me to lose $4,63 in average for each casino/sport challange (1/37 lose, which is even not enough for sports). Based on my missions so far projected to 100 missions (44,7 x Casino/Sport) that woud be a sum of $207 losing in Casino/Sport.

Flag dchoo1 January 15, 2018 8:37 PM GMT
the client wont let me access the trail :( keeps coming up with an error message
Flag Rhonda January 15, 2018 8:54 PM GMT
Level 53 completed and the Chest contained 10 dollars, followed by a further 1 dollar on level 51!  Had to wager 75 times in the casino and covered the odds and evens, each time.  Made 20 dollars in error when I added too much money on the red! Then Had to get to show down 10 times and win 10 dollars in live play.  Did that by putting 5  dollars on a draw,  5 dollars to win and 5 dollars to lose, on an overseas footie game!  Got back 14.78 so was down on that bet 22 cents!  So today's challenges and poker play saw me up 55 dollars in total so actually not a bad day on the small stake tables and challenges.
Flag gosling67 January 16, 2018 7:14 AM GMT
Nice one Rhonda!

I've got the same problem as dchoo - I can't see what my challenges are. Did two yesterday before it stopped working. I won't have time to contact support today, so looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow before I can start again.

Just get:

Oops...

Looks like the page didn't load correctly!
Please try again and it should work just fine.


Flag John(Moe207) January 16, 2018 4:41 PM GMT

16 Jan 18 01:14 AM , gosling67 wrote:

Nice one Rhonda! I've got the same problem as dchoo - I can't see what my challenges are. Did two yesterday before it stopped working. I won't have time to contact support today, so looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow before I can start again. Just get:

Oops... Looks like the page didn't load correctly! Please try again and it should work just fine.




I had the same message last night.  I managed to get onto it once or twice after many attempts even though it didnt load correctly I was able to see what my challenge was.  It appears to be working now.

Flag Rhonda January 16, 2018 8:00 PM GMT
Had the same issues, but just kept trying and eventually like John managed to see the challenge. Todays was easy win 3 blast games, played 4 won 3! Also had to put 20 dollars on live play. Did the same as the other day covered the win, draw and lose with 7 dollars on each, total bet was 21 dollars but i got back 49!!

Flag cryptic3(888mod) January 17, 2018 3:21 PM GMT
I have had a little play and got to the first chest for $1 cash.

Had a $5 live casino on the way and won $30 watching the dealer and betting the section I thought was due next.  Smile

Not sure when I will do anymore depending on the challenges and my pokering mood but it was a bit of fun and I won so alls good.


SmileSmile
Flag Rhonda January 17, 2018 8:38 PM GMT
Level 59 and the challenges are definitely getting harder.  Had to make the cash in 5 tournaments with a minimum of 5 dollars buy in, and at least 18 players.  Going to give this one a miss, could end up plying lots of games and lose more than I might win!
Flag gosling67 January 17, 2018 9:19 PM GMT
nice results Chris and Rhonda!

Level 52 for me now ($10 bonus in the level 50 chest). Third challenge today is similar to yours Rhonda - make the cash in 2 tournaments min $3 buy-in. I've managed one and in another one now. This will probably be my last attempt today.

I wouldn't attempt yours either
Flag cryptic3(888mod) January 18, 2018 1:32 PM GMT
Played a bit more today, got a ticket and $1 cash.

Then I came across a challenge I can't be bothered with and this is what I meant earlier when I said "trying too hard" I will not complete this one and will wait for the next one to see if it suits me better. Smile

That's the good part about all this you can just ignore any you don't like Wink
Flag Rhonda January 18, 2018 5:28 PM GMT

18 Jan 18 07:32 AM , cryptic3(888mod) wrote:


Played a bit more today, got a ticket and $1 cash.

Then I came across a challenge I can't be bothered with and this is what I meant earlier when I said "trying too hard" I will not complete this one and will wait for the next one to see if it suits me better. Smile

That's the good part about all this you can just ignore any you don't like Wink


Absolutely right, all of us have ignored some, as like John and I guess a lot of others there is no way they will make the final chest of 100.  I mostly have done two challenges a day, as the poker ones are not any issues.  I found the sports bets and the casino ones not something I would usually attempt.  But of course as I discovered in Live play if you bet the same amount on all three results, draw win or lose you would make the challenge and at worst maybe a dollar down.  The casino one is easy, because you put 1 dollar on red and 1 dollar on black, until you have played the required times or the required amount of money. This now sees me on level 63.  If I only now play 2 challenges per day going forward there is no reason I wont get to open chest 100.  And as I have mostly just been doing the challenges I have been fortunate enough to have increased my bank roll at the same time by over 150 dollars

Flag Ricey January 19, 2018 1:00 PM GMT
Good read all :-) 

I've stalled, not playing anything that doesn't fit into my game plan. cash games aren't my thing and never have been. 5 bins to 25 so 24 days to go might make it JUST !!! 

nice to see they have the (inplay) added to sports betting 
Flag Rhonda January 19, 2018 7:34 PM GMT
Another set of challenges completed, but this was the best Win 10 hands in cash games, so thought for quickness play snap. Trebled up, and completed challenge at same time he pushed all in on the river  

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