Rakeback is the return to the player of a part of the rake taken from the pot (in cash games) or buy-in (in the tournament) as a commission to the poker room. In different rooms, the percentage of commission return can vary greatly. That is why it is most profitable to play in those poker rooms, where you can get the biggest rakeback.
Some players underestimate the importance of rakeback when playing poker mistakenly, believing that the commission of the room is not so significant against the background of their potential win. However, in reality, rakeback can be a key factor affecting a player’s income. So, at a single level of a rakeback, a player can play a small plus, and if the return on commission is lower, then he may roll into a minus. Many grinders even receive income only from rakeback, thanks to wagering a large number of hands and the formation of a huge rake.
In a regular rakeback, the player receives some of the rake back to his account at the end of the reporting period. There is another kind of rakeback – a cashback, in which the player gets special points. The poker player can then change these points for money, tickets for certain tournaments or poker room store products. Thus, cashback is an indirect way to return rake.
The rakeback size is affected not only by the selected room and the amount of rake made for the allotted time period, but also by affiliates. Affiliate is a site that has provided you with an affiliate link for registration. This site is PokerProDeals, which gives many advantages to its players. You can expect not only increased rakeback, but also professional support in solving any technical and financial issues. In addition, our managers will select the most convenient and profitable rakeback system for you.
PokerProDeals works with many poker rooms, but in this article, we will only briefly review the rooms and networks that offer the highest rakeback. In 2020, the following networks / rooms provide the most favorable conditions for the game: PartyPoker, PokerKing, GG Network, RedStar and Chico.
PartyPoker boasts one of the largest rakebacks, reaching 60% for our players. This percentage is made up of two values: room cashback and exclusive PokerProDeals rakeback. The poker room returns 20-40% rake every week. Grinders have the opportunity to become a member of the Diamond Elite Club, receiving increased rakeback. But for this you need to grind a lot, in order to collect the required amount of points – this is not an easy task. The average regular can expect an average rakeback in the range of 35-55%, which is a very good indicator.
What else do you need to know about PartyPoker before signing up in this room? Party is one of the most popular poker rooms in Europe with a maximum cash traffic of about 3.500 connections per evening Moscow time. The most popular are cash tables at micro and low limits. Approximately 100 tables are played at limits up to NL10. There is also a more expensive game – 10-15 tables with NL100 and NL200 limits. In the afternoon you can find several tables NL1000-NL2000, and in prime time tables NL5000 are also assembled.
Omaha is not very popular here, although you will find a couple of tables even at maximum rates (PLO2500) in the evening. PartyPoker also has fast poker and it is represented by four limits up to NL100. 100-150 players play at each limit – good traffic.
The disadvantage of the room is that it doesn’t support the work of poker trackers. This is due to leadership policies aimed at attracting amateurs. But due to the weak field, you can get a decent profit even without using software.
The American poker room PokerKing is part of the Winning Poker Network. This is the only room in the network focused on attracting Russian-speaking players. PokerKing got into our review due to the huge rakeback, which reaches 70% for PokerProDeals players. Such a big rakeback consists of a cashback room, prizes for participating in a rake race and our surcharge. If you are not a super-grinder, but the usual regular playing at average limits, then you can expect an average of 35-50% return rake.
PokerKing is attractive not only with its great rakeback, but also with some other benefits. One of the most important advantages of the room is weak American players, who make up a significant part of the pool. And although peak traffic occurs at 2-7 a.m. Moscow time, even in the evening time there is a lot of game at all limits. In prime time, the number of connections reaches 6.000. Another advantage of PokerKing is the support of poker trackers without the need to use a converter.
The heads-up format is better developed here than in other rooms. Traditionally, the most popular discipline is Texas Hold’em, according to the rules of which cash tables are collected at limits up to NL1000. At peak times, there is a game at the cash tables with the rules of Omaha. Tournament amateurs will find here a lot of regular events with guarantees of up to $ 150.000. SNG players will be able to play tournaments with buy-ins up to $ 30. PokerKing is the only room where there are lottery SnG with the rules of Hold’em and Omaha.
GG Network is one of the most popular poker networks that is rapidly increasing traffic. So, the flagship poker room of the network, PokerOK, currently ranks second in terms of cash traffic in the world. In all rooms of GG Network, our players can receive increased rakeback, ranging in size from 50%.
The GG network began its development with Korea and gradually spread not only to all Asian countries, but almost to the whole world. Among the main rooms of the network, along with PokerOK, there are BestPoker, BetKing and GGPoker. However, only PokerOK is focused on the players from CIS countries, so it is suited for Russian-speaking players very well. Peak traffic in this room occurs in the evening, Moscow time, when the number of connections can exceed 10.000.
The lion’s share of visitors is concentrated at 6-max cash tables with limits from NL10 to NL1000. Omaha is no less popular on the GG Network than Texas Hold’em. Therefore, an action at the PLO cash tables occurs at any time over the entire range of limits. Fast poker is represented by four limits – from NL1 to NL100. Tournament lovers will find regular MTTs here, but there is no SnG.
The disadvantages of the GG Network include the lack of heads-up tables – a format that has been loved by many regulars. Also, this network’s rooms don’t support poker trackers. However, this minus is completely leveled by a weak field.
Guts Poker, which has recently switched its network to the popular iPoker, is perfect for those players who can’t get a huge rake every month but want to get a constant high rakeback. Thanks to a convenient loyalty system, any player can begin to receive a standard 20% rakeback immediately. And with the PokerProDeals deal, you can expect an increased rakeback of up to 40-45%.
Most cash tables are collected in 6-max format with the Hold’em rules. About 10-15 tables are collected with limits NL50 and NL100, attendance at the tables NL200-NL1000 is slightly less.
Guts Poker has fast poker, represented by two limits – NL5 and NL20. Omaha can only be played at low limits. There is a game at the tables with popular Hold’em 6+. 20-30 tournaments are held daily with guarantees of up to 8.000 euros. Lottery SNGs play at nine stakes with a maximum buy-in of 10 euros.
iPoker rooms support the work of poker trackers, which will undoubtedly be an advantage for regulars.
Chico Poker Network is a young American network, focused on attracting recreational players. It includes such rooms as TigerGaming, BetOnline, SportsBetting. The rake in the rooms is slightly above average – 5.5% with a cap of $0.25 – $3, but thanks to a good rakeback, playing on the Chico network is very profitable. Winning a bonus for the first deposit allows you to add 20% rakeback. Also, reload bonuses are given out here often, which also allow you to return part of the rake. Participation in rake races can bring you up to 17% in the form of rakeback. Add an extra percentage of PokerProDeals and you’ll get an impressive maximum rakeback of up to 60%.
In terms of traffic, the Chico network is slightly behind the previously reviewed networks and rooms, but it attracts with its weak field, consisting of Canadian and American amateurs. In addition, it is one of the few US networks that allows you to use poker trackers, although with a converter. Therefore, Chico is a great place to play, both at low, and at medium and high limits.
Cash tables are represented by limits ranging from NL2 to NL2000. At maximum rates, the game is observed in prime time – night and morning in Europe. Pot-limit Omaha in Hi and Hi-Low formats is represented by PL10 – PL1000 limits. In addition to the standard 4-max, 10-max and 9-max tables for the Chico network, heads-up tables are also gathered here. In addition, in the TigerGaming rooms, BetOnline hosts many tournaments with buy-ins of up to $ 100 and guarantees of up to $ 50.000. There are also SNG tournaments with limits up to $ 215.