Poker Site Stoops to New Promotional Low


We know the Internet is full of lame, cheesy, oddball promotions but this one sure grabbed our attention. On an man calling himself Carl Valentine made a bet with his "internet marketer" millionaire friend he could send 2 million people to SaveMyFinger by April 18, 2006. If Valentine succeeds, he will play his friend in a poker match to win the million dollars. If Valentine fails to generate 2 million visitors to the site, he will play his friend in a poker match to keep his right index finger. That's right. If Valentine doesn't achieve 2 million visitors and loses the poker match, he will also lose his finger.

Now that you have all stopped ROTFL, the two will play poker at, the real marketer behind this crazy stunt. is so purposefully Geocities, it's a dead giveaway that this is a stupid marketing stunt. With so many easy ways to publish a website these days, one would have to be a programming guru to create a site that actually looks this purposefully bad.

Of course Valentine is BEGGING for our help to "post about it in your blogs or forums." Somehow, we think Carl Valentine and the mysterious "internet marketer" are one and the same.

by Steve Hall    Dec-14-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Spoofs   

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Now I'm really conflicted... do I look at this awful site and give him traffic or not.



Posted by: snake on December 14, 2005 2:26 PM

2 million hits? easy... just create a pixel ad page and watch as the bloggers start to link.

Yes... I just dropped some hate.

Posted by: anon on December 14, 2005 2:52 PM

Roald Dahl wants his cut of the money for this idea.

Posted by: Bob on December 14, 2005 3:32 PM

Some hilarious hate, though, anon:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on December 14, 2005 4:17 PM

What's next,,, ...

Posted by: C Dorman on December 14, 2005 9:04 PM

Being part of the gambling industry just gets more ridiculous by the day. The sooner the Americans legalise regulate online gambling the better, then maybe this type of marketing strategy may ease off somewhat.

The offering Kate Moss 5 million dollars to promote gambling (ie don't take drugs, gamble instead) was bad enough, but this save my finger lark is plain sad.

Posted by: Gamblog on December 15, 2005 4:18 AM

just the sort of sick (read:essential) humor that keeps bring me back to adrants.

Posted by: arthur on December 15, 2005 8:59 AM

Will the cutting off of the finger be on the site? He could get 2MM folks for that!

Posted by: Al on December 15, 2005 5:02 PM

That's entertainment! Or is it? At least no-one's ripping me off this time. Or are they?

Posted by: Christian Halmdienst on December 16, 2005 2:49 AM

New spin on the concept....funnier and more innovative:

Posted by: John Mathers on December 28, 2005 10:26 PM