Friday, August 22, 2008

Bye, Bye, Betway

Yes, like Blackbird, Betway is now going Bye-Bye for me. I'm sorry, but I can't take it anymore. The software is gnawing on me and every annoying little detail adds up until frustration just gets the better of me.

  1. Not being able to top off my stack until two deals after I lost the money is annoying.
  2. So is being dealt AA when I have a stack of less than two blinds.
  3. Having the support staff tell me that I can't top off my stack until I go bust completely is not only false, but - you guessed it - annoying.
  4. Being further told by the support staff that there's no one to send a request to fix this "rule" (yes, they called it "a poker rule") in their software is annoying.
  5. Them calling it a "poker rule" is annoying.
  6. Them referring to not being able to fill up my stack between hands in casino poker as an explanation as to why they have it this way is annoying.
  7. The entire software occasionally freezing for 4-5 seconds when I open another table is annoying.
  8. ... and timing out on some other table because of that is annoying.
  9. Having about 80% success rate in even starting the software to begin with (usually hangs at "graphics loading") is annoying.
  10. The little sliders in the lobby that you're supposed to use to set the limits of the table not actually being usable - I click and drag, click and drag, but they don't move - is annoying.
  11. The "show empty tables" check boxes not necessarily working is annoying.
  12. And finally, having to spend 10 minutes even figuring out how to withdraw my money from the site, when I'm fuming and just want to get the hell off it, is annoying.
So, bye bye Betway. I'm now back at Party Poker, which, for all its faults, has software that doesn't drive me insane. Yet.


Tomorrow, we're driving up to Stockholm to see Mamma Mia (the musical) with my parents and sisters, which will be fun, so I'll be gone for the better part of the weekend. When I get back, I hope to share with you the stupidity and, in my opinion, hypocrisy of the Swedish Skatteverket (our IRS) that I got sent as a response to an email asking how taxation of poker winnings work.

Have a good one, everyone.

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