The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide with the formula FeS. This mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool’s gold because of its superficial resemblance to gold. — Wikipedia
Before the Golden SNG promotion began, I wrote that I hoped to bink one in every 200 games. And after the first day where I hit three (in 350 games), I thought I might be able to best that 0.5% prediction. Not so. Over the next ~2200 games, I found myself in only one Golden SNG, which means I ended the week with 0.0016% of my tournaments turning to gold. Based on that alone (and perhaps the title of this post), you might think I hated this promotion.
Nope. Loved it.
Even though I obviously wish I would have played more golden games, the promotion still ended up being very lucrative. I won $200 from the goldens alone, and the allure of them lead to increased traffic. Some of that traffic was in the form of extra regulars, but a lot of fishier players chose to register for SNGs as well. At times I found the $15s were as reg infested as $60s/$100s, so I decided to take some shots and the extra volume/higher average buy-in increased my rakeback. As for the games?
A little swingy at times, but I’m pleased with the overall results. It’s a small sample, but when I factor in the rakeback and $200 in golden winnings, my hourly during the promotion was 20% higher than the rest of the month. Weeeeee. Hopefully Stars runs this again sometime soon.