How Rakeback Works
Getting rakeback is as easy as downloading a poker client
Rakeback.com provides download links and referral codes to the software of online poker rooms, to which we add rakeback on as an extra service. You just play poker and get rake back!
1 Create New Poker Account
Select a new poker room from rakeback offers. Our tracking links ensure your new account is receiving Rakeback, but to take advantage of any bonuses – please enter the code (if applicable) when opening your new account.
Play Poker as Usual
Once your rakeback poker account is set up, all you need to do is play poker. You can see your daily rakeback accumulate at the poker room of your choice.
Get Rakeback and Watch Your Bankroll Grow
Rakeback is automatically paid directly to your poker account once per week or month, depending on the poker room.
It’s that easy! Get started with the rakeback offers.
What is Rakeback?
rakeback: cash refund of rake charged from a player by poker room.
Poker Rooms Make Money by Charging Rake
Rake is the only way for poker rooms to make money, since unlike with other casino games, in poker the players are wagering money against other players and not against the house. Online poker rooms take roughly 5% of pot size as rake.
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Rakeback is a Cash Refund of Rake
Rakeback is a way for you to save on poker rake costs. By creating your new online poker room accounts through Rakeback.com, you will save on average 30% of any rake you pay. Once your poker account is registered in Rakeback.com system, we can keep track of all rake you pay to the poker room. And based on revenue share agreement made between the poker room and Rakeback.com, we are able to credit your poker account with rakeback payments of your rake. Rakeback is typically paid once per calendar month, directly back to your poker account.
Please try the Rakeback Calculator tool to see an estimate of how much rake you are currently paying, and how big your savings could be if you were using rakeback.
How Your Rake is Calculated
Some online poker rooms display the total amount of rake taken from a pot, but none show what your individual rake contribution has been. For accounting purposes, however, your personal rake is recorded in the poker room backend, and rakeback is based on these rake reports. There are two main ways that poker rooms use to calculate your individual rake contribution: shared and contributed.
In the shared method, rake is divided evenly among all players that were dealt cards. For example, if there are ten players sitting at the table and total rake is $1, each player would be assigned 10 cents of rake.
In the contributed method, players must contribute money to the pot to get assigned rake. The rake a player gets credited with is proportionate to the amount of his/her pot contribution. If you were to contribute $50 to a pot of $150 and the total rake taken was $3, you would be assigned $1 rake.
So How Do I Get Rakeback?
Getting set up with rakeback is easy. Just select a poker room with rakeback offer and download it through Rakeback.com