Early Bird Bonus Chips

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rprism
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Early Bird Bonus Chips

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To encourage players to sign up early, it would be great to have a chip bonus, %, that could be added to the starting stack of payers who register before the game starts.
Kent Briggs
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Re: Early Bird Bonus Chips

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A bonus for a normal registration verses a penalty for late registration is effectively the same thing and the latter scenario is already supported.
The MPC
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Re: Early Bird Bonus Chips

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The difference is in the perception from the player's POV.

Yes, the math is the same, but players would rather miss the opportunity of getting a "Bonus" rather than getting a "Penalty" for late registration. The penalty makes players think they're already at a disadvantage. Changing the sentiment helps to encourage both early and late registration.

I try to sell these as early registration bonuses as is, the only problem is that in the Tournament info it says "Late Penalty Chips: 1500" and "Starting Chips: 16500", instead of saying Early Registration Chips: 1500 and Starting Chips: 15000.
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Kent Briggs
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Re: Early Bird Bonus Chips

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You can hand out bonus tickets, either manually or automated via API code.
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Re: Early Bird Bonus Chips

Post by BaxtersClub »

I have been, with apparent success, just promoting a "Tuesday Reg BONUS" game. It has 30 minutes of late reg, but if you register on time, you get an "extra 2000 chips." I am, of course, implementing this bumping the starting stack up from 10K to 12K, and then docking the late regs 2K. But nobody has complained at all. I got the desired effect of havng more people register earlier. I still get late regs occasionally, so people aren't upset about the "penalty." And overall participation is up (although there may be other factors at play as well.)
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