Been playing with a few casino bonuses after doing okay at matched betting for a few months.
So far I've worked through 4 BJ bonuses (Will Hill Vegas & Live, both Coral BJ bonuses) and come out with a profit on each. Although the Coral bonus with the high WR was a close call, was down at one point but ended up £7 in the black after the bonus.
Been trying the Coral Video Poker bonus, and it's not going too well. I'm halfway through the WR, and I've already pumped £100 in. (For those unfamiliar, it's a 100% £50 bonus with a £1250 wr.) I'm almost bang on half way though the WR, and I'm currently looking at a £50 loss even if I manage to finish it for no further losses.
My question is: is this unusual, or just par for the course? I'm questioning whether my strategy is correct...
Basically, I'm playing on 4-hand Jacks or Better, stake value of 0.05, max bet. (So, works out at £1 per 'game', or 0.25 per 'hand')
I've never played video poker (or any kind of poker) before, so I've been quite careful with the strategy. I started off putting every hand into the analyser at http://www.vpgenius.com/video-poker/...or-better.aspx - although as I got the hang of it I've started doing the obvious ones without. (Yes, it's taken a long time, but I wanted to be sure I understood what I was doing)
At one point I raised the stake to 0.25, which I think was a mistake as I lost £30 quite quickly, before deciding to reduce the stake back down again.
Basically, I'm just posting to get a sanity check on what I'm doing. I don't want to redeposit if my strategy is all wrong or I'm playing on the wrong game. I'm also feeling a bit reluctant to redeposit in case I lose another £100 before the end of the wr, but I do understand the logic that it's probably best to do so, because if I'm going to write off the £100 I've already deposited anyway, I've got a much better offer of a £50 bonus for just a £600 wr from now.
Anyway, pointers would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Edit: Might be worth pointing out that I'm *not* using the "double" option after winning, just collecting straight away. I didn't see anything about using it in the guides.