What Is Rakeback / How Does Rakeback Work?
What Is Rake?
Whenever you play online poker for real money, the poker site deducts rake from you. In cash games, poker sites take 5% of each pot played as rake. In tournaments, they add a charge to every tournament entry fee as rake. Usually 10%. This is why you see tournament entry fees displayed as $100+$10. The $100 is contributed to the tournaments prize pool. The $10 is the rake. The rake that the poker sites take is their operational fee, and it’s how they make their money.
What Is Rakeback And How Does It Work?
When an affiliate like ourselves directs you to a poker site through our unique tracking link or bonus code, the poker site gives us a percentage of the money that they make from you. Ie, they give us a percentage of your rake. We then keep a few percent as our fee to cover our expenses, and give you all of the rest back. So technically, we’re giving you a percentage of your rake back.
How Much Of Your Rake Can You Get Back?
Each individual poker site and network has a rakeback cap. This means that it’s against their terms and conditions to offer more rakeback than the maximum limit they impose. For example, Full Tilt’s rakeback cap is set at 27%, so although it’s possible to offer less, or even no rakeback at all, no affiliate can offer more than 27% rakeback at Full Tilt Poker. The rakeback amounts that we offer are the maximum rakeback allowed. It’s impossible to get more rakeback anywhere else. As well as always giving our players the maximum rakeback possible, we also give extra rake races, rake chases and free to enter tournaments at most of our promoted poker sites, so our players can get a little extra that isn’t available anywhere else.