I plan on running the $1,100 sportsbook offer shown above. Everthing about it appears impossible, but I really think it is legit. See at the bottom an email from PokerSavvy attesting to the validity of the deal, and an email from Mansion Support. If you want to run this you can make it a $1000 or nothing coinflip, or you can hedge it, and be a sure winner of $500. I will show you a way to make it even better than the $1000 coinflip. If you like the idea, use the link to the side under Bonus Whoring so I can get some credit.
First, sign up with pokersavvy through my link. Then sign-up to Mansion though pokersavvy following the instructions, and make the $1,100 deposit. If your credit card will work for a deposit, I would deposit as much as possible via credit card, and the balance with neteller. Using a credit card will alow you to stop payment on at least a portion of it if Mansion renegs. By going through pokersavvy, you will earn 900 savvy points which you can convert to $90 neteller, so you will get a free $90 in addition. Placing the $1,100 bet will clear the pokersavvy requirement making the extra $90 immediatly availaible.
Second, hedge the bet at another online sportsbook. If you want to guarantee a win you need to do this. World Sports Exchange has a 20% deposit bonus, and Bodog has an instant 10% bonus. You will need to bet 5x the deposit plus bonus on sports at either site to clear the bonus. Bodog also allows you to clear the bonus on poker, and is a decent poker site. If you are a big sportsbetter go with WSEX, if not use bodog. Also depending on how much sports betting you might do, you may want to under hedge it (i.e win 250 with miami/750 with pitt), then you will not have to bet as much afterwards to clear the bonus. Bodog is an instant bonus, so if you hedge there and lose, you could potentially just walk away.
Third, place your bets. Check the lines (to make sure they are the same or close at Mansion and another) and place the Mansion bet first. Make sure you bet on the -11 to win 10 line that they specify. You will want to get Pitt at -4.5 or 4 as the line as been jumping around. If the line is the same at another site, your hedge bet on Miami is golden. You probably will see a 1/2 pt difference, but no more. If you get pitt -4.5 at Mansion and Miami +4 elsewhere, and the spread lands on 4 your hedge will push and you will not win money (beyond the free $90, and sportsbook bonus), but all other outcomes will have you winning.
Its a little crazy, but its hard for me to pass up $500 with little to no effort. It looks like they are going to lock down the promo over the weekend, so be ready to place your bets around Tuesday next week.Mansion Email
Dear MANSION Member,
Thank you for your email regarding our Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 Superbowl Champs Promotion. This deal is too good to miss and there’s no better way to kick off the NFL season and no better place than at MANSION.
The Pittsburgh Steelers game will be unavailable from Thursday 31 August 23:30 GMT during the pre-season games over the weekend.
The Pittsburgh Steelers promotional bet will be back on the website at 15:00 GMT, Monday 4 Sep 2006
How to qualify
To qualify for this promotion, simply visit the MANSION Sportsbook after 15:00 GMT on Monday 4th September and place a Point Spread (Handicap) minimum bet of USD $1,100 to win USD $1,000 (or currency equivalent) on the Pittsburgh Steelers for their game on Thursday 7 Sep 2006 (00:30 GMT 8 Sep 2006).If your bet is not a winner, MANSION will refund your losses of USD 1,100 (or currency equivalent).
In order to wager $1,100 to win $1,000, you need to choose the primary line –(currently -4.5). This line may move, but in order to qualify for this bonus, you must bet the line with odds of -110 (1.91). You are not permitted to buy points, or play a parlay or a teaser bet.
We are pleased to inform you this fantastic offer is open to all MANSION players (subject to the terms and conditions);welcoming both new and existing Members to take advantage of this great promotion.
Making a deposit
MANSION account policies limit the maximum amount that may be deposited via credit card within the first 90 days of opening your MANSION Member Account. If you are opening a new account and intend to deposit via credit card you need to be aware of these deposit restrictions. We recommend that you consider one of our alternative deposit methods including Bank Wire, Money Transfer, NETeller, Firepay, Moneybookers or ECOcard. The limits for these deposit methods can be found in the FAQ section on our home page.
5 Easy steps to placing the bet
, select the Sportsbook tab and log into your account;
Select American Football in the menu on the left, and choose NFL;
In the list of events, find event 101, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game. Tick the box underneath the Steelers;
Click 'Add Bets', this brings up the bet slip. Make sure you bet $1,100 to win $1,000 (or currency equivalent);
Once you are happy with your selection, press ‘Confirm Bets’. Your bet has now been placed.
(At the current handicap of -4.5)
If Pittsburgh wins by 1, 2, 3 or 4 points, your bet is a loser and your wager refunded to your MANSION account.
If they win by 5 or more your bet is a winner and your initial wager and winnings will be returned to your MANSION account.
Please note the above examples will not apply if the handicap changes.
Withdrawing your funds
Any funds that you may wish to withdraw can be withdrawn immediately, there are no restrictions or wagering requirements on the refunded funds or any winnings that are gained from this promotion. However any withdrawal will be subject to our ‘Withdrawal Policy’ as agreed to upon registration.
The MANSION Withdrawal Policy provides for the provision of identification and documentation in order to verify the age of customers and to protect both MANSION and its valued customers from Internet-based fraud.
Supplying current, valid photographic ID to MANSION is a prerequisite of any MANSION account holder before making a withdrawal for the first time. This can either be a photographic driving licence or passport. When sending your ID to MANSION, please make sure that your photograph and signature are clearly visible.
We will also require a copy of the front and back of every card used to make a deposit to an account before a withdrawal can be made. When sending us the copy of the back of your card, please make sure that the signature is clearly visible. If you have any concerns about sending a copy of your card, you may block out parts of the card number (along with the three digit security code on the rear of the card) provided that the last four digits of the card number are clearly visible.
ID can be sent to us in one of three ways:
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by fax to +350 41001
by post to MANSION Member Services, PO Box 1234, Gibraltar.
ID need only be sent once. When received and processed, your account will be updated within 72 hours and you will be able to request withdrawals from your MANSION account online.
Terms and Conditions
At this time we cannot confirm the end date of this promotion. As per the promotion's terms and conditions, MANSION reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time without prior notice, however once your bet is on it will be subject to the terms and conditions at the time of confirmation.
We advise all our members to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly before placing any bet. These can be found by clicking the ‘Promotions’ link from the navigational menu found on the MANSION home page.
We hope this clarifies your query. Should you require any further clarification on bets already placed, or assistance on this or any other matter, can we suggest that you send us a live chat session which can be initiated from the 'Contact Us' page on our site.
Should you require any further clarification or if this email does not answer your query fully may we suggest that you send us a live chat session which can be initiated from the 'Contact Us' page on our site.
MANSION Member Servicehttp://www.mansion.com/
"Where The World Plays"
Tel: +350 41000Poker Savvy Email
We had to get out a quick email to let you know about an awesome offer at MANSION right now. It's really amazing and unlike anything we've seen in the online gaming world until now. (Thanks to PokerSavvy user brendanb for pointing it out to us). Here's the story. If you place an $1,100 bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Thurs Sept 7 game vs the Miami Dolphins, MANSION will guarantee that you don't lose:1) If the Steelers cover, you get win $1000 plus your original $1100 = $21002) If the Steelers do not cover, MANSION will refund your $1100 bet to your MANSION account within 3 days of the end of the game.So it's a totally riskless bet on the NFL regular season opener.Many users have said it sounds too good to be true and it does feel that way. But apparently MANSION did this same thing on an English soccer game a few weeks back and paid out the refunds as promised. They have very deep pockets and are trying to aggressively grow their customer base so that's why they're doing this. Our feeling is that it is definitely legit.And yes, you can also earn your 900 SavvyPoints worth $90 at Neteller when you sign up via PokerSavvy. And since you can clear the MANSION SavvyPoints with betting $50 in the sportsbook when you place your Steelers bet you'll automatically get your SavvyPoints at the same time. So combine that with the NFL offer and this is a huge promo.Thanks, and GO STEELERS!--The PokerSavvy Team