Poker RakeBack Program

May 30, 2009

Get paid to play poker online

Poker rooms are hungrier than ever to keep players happy. If you’re an online poker player you should definitely think about maximizing the bonuses you receive from playing. Most advanced players settle on rakeback. A rakeback provider is a poker affiliate who will deal with the poker rooms for you and pay back a percentage of the rake you pay at the tables. Obviously this scales up the more you play and is a bonus which keeps on giving – unlike one time signup or reload bonuses.

There are several providers online and it’s worth choosing a reputable site as once you sign up through an affiliate you are usually stuck with them for as long as you play at a particular poker room. Nobody wants to give up their Full Tilt account because they’ve dealt with a bad affiliate. We can recommend rakeiteasy.com as they pay out on time, have great support and offer a large variety of poker rooms.

What is rake?

You might be wondering exactly what rake is. It varies a little from room to room but essentially rake is how the online poker rooms make money. They take a small percentage (usually around 5%) of each pot. It’s capped at a few dollars per pot. Although each piece of rake is small this soon adds up. A regular player can rake 100’s or 1000’s of dollars each month.

What is rakeback?

A major source of players for poker rooms is affiliate marketing. Whenever you see a site offering poker room reviews or bonus codes they are receiving a cut of the profit from every player they send on to a poker room. Rakeback affiliates share this cut with the players they refer. A standard rakeback deal will give the player back about 30% of the rake they pay. The affiliate keeps a small amount and the poker rooms see this as a good way to offer a loyalty bonus to players.

How much can I make?

It will vary greatly player to player. The more you play, and the higher the stakes, the more rake you will pay and thus the more rakeback you can receive. It will also depend on the site you play at. Generally the bigger the room the smaller the payout. Popular poker rooms offer around 30% rakeback while new poker rooms will offer up to 50%. Trying out a new room can pay out some really nice bonuses.

A big misconception is that rakeback is only worthwhile to high stakes players. In fact because the amount of rake is capped small stakes players suffer more from rake. If you’re trying to build up your bankroll then rakeback will definitely help. If you want to see how much you could be receiving then have a look at this rakeback calculator.

How do I get started?

To get rakeback you will often need to sign up for a new poker room account. It can sometimes be added to an existing account but that will depend on the policy of the poker room and whether you originally signed up through an affiliate. If you did then you’re usually out of luck. Contact your rakeback provider with your poker room account details and they’ll see what they can do.

Our friends at rakeiteasy have over 25 poker rooms on offer including the big names like Full Tilt, PKR, Cake Poker, Ultimate Bet and Carbon Poker. Go check out their offers and see if you could be benefiting.

Titan Poker Freerolls Offer $63,000 to New Depositors in May

May 10, 2009

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The latest innovation from the leading online poker room gives players multiple chances to win cash prizes, a 2009 WSOP package, and a Peugeot 207cc luxury car.

Online poker players making their first deposit during the month of May at Titan Poker, the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will receive free entry to a series of freeroll tournaments awarding a grand total of $63,000 in guaranteed prizes.

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Major Victory for Online Poker Players

February 19, 2009

Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas, was very happy when he stated, "This is a tremendous victory for Internet freedom and the rights of Kentucky residents who enjoy playing online poker." This comes after it was announced that The Court of Appeals for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin Circuit Court Division II overturned an earlier seizure of 141 domain names.

The PPA has an estimated 130000 player residents in Kentucky. The Poker Players Alliance was a big part of bringing in a positive decision. The other groups included online gambling interests such as sportsbook.com, sportsinteraction.com, mysportsbook.com, sbglobal.com, carmenmedia.com and hundreds of others collectively.

John Pappas adds, "We are pleased that the appeals court has forcefully reversed Judge Wingate’s earlier ruling and confirmed many of the arguments that have been raised in opposition to the seizure effort. The Court of Appeals has agreed with the PPA’s position that Judge Wingate did not have jurisdiction to issue the order that he entered against these domains and that Secretary Brown has no legitimate right to deprive the citizens of Kentucky of the legal right to play poker online."

Rich Muny, Kentucky State Director for the PPA, said, "This common-sense approach would benefit Kentucky’s poker enthusiasts and the revenue will benefit the state as a whole. Rather than spending hard to find dollars on this case, the Governor could actually turn this into a much needed new revenue stream for the Commonwealth."

This is a massive decision for the world of online poker. Domain names are not a ‘gambling device’ the court has ruled and therefore are not subject to seizure or forfeiture. Internet freedom was in question in this case, so this outcome was an important one.

Source: swiss-press.com

Funny Poker Hand Rankings Video Tutorial

January 7, 2009

I see that they guys over at Cool Hand Online Poker have put together a hysterical pilot video to build up their brand and educate poker players at the room about the importance of knowing your poker hand rankings.

After seeing this I don’t think I am ever going to forget that a straight flush beats for queens, not to mention the fact that every time I end up with either a straight flush or four queens I am going to have to resist the urge to burst out laughing at the table.

PS: If you liked this video, please take a moment to pop over to the YouTube video page and leave a comment or a rating so we can encourage these guys to produce more of these kick-butt funny poker tutorials.

Play Poker with Motocross Celebs for Charity Tomorrow

October 9, 2008

Winner Receives a Seat into the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event

Motocross Rider Jimmy Button

I read on Card Player that The MGM Casino in Las Vegas is hosting the Fourth-Annual Road 2 Recovery Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament tomorrow at 4 p.m., and that it isn’t too late to register to join motorcross and poker celebs in raising money for charity.

Supercross celebrities in attendance will include the likes of Chad Reed, Jason Thomas, and Grant Langston, and poker pros Andy Bloch, Jennifer Harman, Joe Sebok, and 2008 World Series of Poker final table chip leader Dennis Phillips will also be there. The tournament is open to the public and the recommended donation to compete is $300. The tournament will allow $100 rebuys and add-ons will be for the first hour. The winner will receive a 2009 World Series of Poker main event, with second and third place finishers collecting a swanky Curtis & Company watch valued at over $2 000.

The charity that will be benefitting from this poker tournament will be the Injured Riders Fund for Road 2 Recovery, an organization founded partly by Jimmy Button, a Supercross professional who injured his back in an accident and is now finding a way to help others with the same ailments through poker.

In a recent press release Button stated that “The past couple of years have been especially difficult for industry riders,” before going to on to say that since his own recovery, he has dedicated his life to helping professional AMA licensed Motocross and Supercross members sustaining career-ending injuries with financial, motivational, emotional, and spiritual support.

At 26 years old, Jimmy Button was at the top of his career, but in January of 2000 he sustained a devastating spinal cord injury at his second and third vertebrae. Button’s courage eventually won him the race not to ride again, but to walk.

Players can preregister for the tournament online and find more information on the tournament at the Road 2 Recovery Website. The event is sponsored in part by Card Player.

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