RolfO on finding a 100K Mega Bonus in his account
Yesterday we reported on three PokerStars players who had received life changing Mega Bonuses. What did they have to do? Nothing much. All it took was a deposit of $25 into their PokerStars accounts. We tried to summarise how it must have felt - somewhere between shock and euphoria as you danced around the room. Well, we don't have to guess anymore.
One winner gave us details.
Turns out RolfO was too busy double checking with PokerStars Support - that the pop up explaining the 100 grand wasn't some kind of joke - to think about dancing around the house. But he did help himself to an extra beer.
"I didn't think about the bonus" said RolfO, who works in construction and has played poker for more than ten years. "I just deposited to kill some time at the tables."
It turned out to be a good choice, certainly in the eyes of the people he spoke to in the moments afterwards - his friends, family, and, well, PokerStars support. Because despite a couple of modest wins, RolfO is a small stakes player, who plays for fun more than anything else.
So would a six figure bonus in his account change that? Evidently not. No big plans, no flight to Barcelona. "First of all to pay taxes and some debt," he said. "I will not scale up, but continue as I always have."
There's still time to find out whether you'd do the same in his place. Mega Bonus ends this Sunday.
For your chance to win big all you need to do is deposit $25, or the equivalent in the currency of your choice, and then wait and see. The full details, including other prizes on offer, are available on the Mega Bonus homepage. And if you don't already have a PokerStars account, you can set one up here.
For now congratulations to RolfO, and good luck to everyone else.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.