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Carbon Poker Information

Network Merge Gaming Network
Operating Since 2006
Servers in Kahnawake, Canada
Company Carbon Poker

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How big is Carbon Poker?

Carbon Poker as part of the Merge Gaming Networks sees peak traffic of over 1000 players, including both Americans and RoW players.

Is it good value?

Carbon Poker no longer has VIP rakeback, although continues to accept US players and offer reasonable traffic, loose games and fast software.The $5,000 deposit bonus works out to 6.67% rakeback while active, although is difficult to clear in its entirety as the highest games stakes available are $3/$6.

 

Carbon Poker Rakeback

VIP information on this page is accurate as of Carbon Poker’s July 15, 2014 updates

CarbonPoker no longer offers rakeback.

Players receive ‘Player Points‘ for their play which have no intrinsic value, but are used to track the clearing of their deposit bonus, any reload bonuses, and track participation in promotions.

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Carbon Poker Rake Structure

The ‘Rake per 100 Hands ($)’ and ‘Rake Paid per 100 Hands (BB)’ columns are based on 80.7 million hands of data-mining research conducted by the Rakeback.com research department.  The rake structure shown below came into effect May 1, 2013.

NO LIMIT HOLD’EM (NLHE)

9-Max

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.02/$0.04 5.56% $4.00 $0.37 9.34 bb
$0.05/$0.10 5.56% $4.00 $0.90 8.98 bb
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $4.00 $2.05 8.20 bb
$0.25/$0.50 5.56% $4.00 $4.29 8.58 bb
$0.50/$1.00 5.56% $4.00 $7.61 7.61 bb
$1/$2 5.56% $4.00 $12.80 6.40 bb

6-Max

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.02/$0.04 5.56% $4.00 $0.46 11.59 bb
$0.05/$0.10 5.56% $4.00 $1.18 11.81 bb
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $4.00 $2.79 11.18 bb
$0.25/$0.50 5.56% $4.00 $5.22 10.45 bb
$0.50/$1.00 5.56% $4.00 $9.42 9.42 bb
$1/$2 5.56% $4.00 $14.06 7.03 bb
$2/$4 5.56% $4.00 $18.62 4.65 bb
$3/$6 5.56% $5.00 $25.31 4.22 bb

Heads Up

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD) Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $1.00 $5.36 21.46 bb
$0.25/$0.50 5.56% $1.00 $8.32 16.64 bb
$0.50/$1.00 5.56% $1.00 $14.02 14.02 bb
$1/$2 5.56% $1.00 $19.27 9.64 bb
$2/$4 5.56% $1.00 $22.00 5.50 bb

* The rake cap is reduced to $2 if less than 5 players are dealt in, and $1.00 if less than 3 players are dealt in
^ Rake is collected incrementally. $.01 is paid per $0.18 in the pot

FAST POKER NO LIMIT HOLD’EM (NLHE)

9-Max

Blinds RAKE %^ Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.02/$0.04 5.56% $4.00 $0.38 9.45 bb
$0.05/$0.10 5.56% $4.00 $0.90 9.05 bb
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $4.00 $2.29 9.14 bb

6-Max

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.02/$0.04 5.56% $4.00 $0.52 13.14 bb
$0.05/$0.10 5.56% $4.00 $1.25 12.50 bb
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $4.00 $3.03 12.11 bb

* The rake cap is reduced to $2 if less than 5 players are dealt in, and $1.00 if less than 3 players are dealt in
^ Rake is collected incrementally. $.01 is paid per $0.18 in the pot

POT LIMIT OMAHA (PLO)

6-Max

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.02/$0.04 5.56% $4.00 $1.01 25.32 bb
$0.05/$0.10 5.56% $4.00 $2.47 24.69 bb
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $4.00 $5.96 23.84 bb
$0.25/$0.50 5.56% $4.00 $10.75 21.49 bb
$0.50/$1.00 5.56% $4.00 $16.59 16.59 bb
$1/$2 5.56% $4.00 $24.11 12.05 bb
$2/$4 5.56% $4.00 $33.68 8.42 bb
$3/$6 5.56% $4.00 $41.14 6.86 bb

Heads Up

Blinds rake %^ Max Rake (in USD) Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.10/$0.25 5.56% $1.00 $7.58 30.30 bb
$0.25/$0.50 5.56% $1.00 $13.69 27.38 bb
$0.50/$1.00 5.56% $1.00 $22.30 22.30 bb
$1/$2 5.56% $1.00 $34.02 17.01 bb

* The rake cap is reduced to $2 if less than 5 players are dealt in, and $1.00 if less than 3 players are dealt in
^ Rake is collected incrementally. $.01 is paid per $0.18 in the pot

LIMIT HOLD’EM (LHE)

6-Max

Blinds rake % Max Rake (in USD)* Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0.05/$0.10 4.50% $0.04 $0.39 3.91 BB
$.15/$.30 4.50% $0.10 $1.17 3.80 BB
$0.25/$0.50 4.50% $0.16 $1.70 3.40  BB
$0.50/$1 4.50% $0.40 $4.01 4.01 BB
$1/$2 4.50% $0.80 $7.45 3.73 BB
$2/$4 4.50% $1.25 $11.31 2.83 BB
$3/$6 4.50% $3.00 $15.77 2.63 BB
$5/$10 4.50% $3.00 $27.69 2.77 BB
$10/$20 4.50% $3.00 $35.54 1.78 BB
$15/$30 4.50% $3.00 $40.22 1.34 BB

Heads Up

Blinds rake % Max Rake (in USD) Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$1/$2 2.00% $0.50 $12.64 6.32 BB
$2/$4 2.00% $0.50 $19.42 4.85 BB
$3/$6 2.00% $0.50 $37.67 7.53 BB
$5/$10 2.00% $0.50 $47.81 4.78 BB

* The rake cap is reduced in limit games of stakes $1/$2 and higher if less than 5 players are dealt in, and is reduced to $0.50 if only 2 players are dealt in

9-Max

Blinds Max Rake (in USD) Rake Per 100 Hands ($) Rake Paid Per 100 Hands (bb)
$0/$0**

There are no 9-Max fixed limit game types on Carbon Poker.

Carbon Elite Status

Carbon Poker Elite status has been discontinued.

Previous reports said that Carbon doesn’t disclose the criteria for Elite selection at this time, other than continued play at Carbon Plus level. However, there is some speculation regarding how to get invited on the Carbon Elite forum reports page.

Carbon Poker has decided to focus on other promotions, and extra reload bonus offers.

Carbon Poker Deposit Bonus – 6.67% Rakeback

Carbon Poker offers a deposit bonus of 200% up to $5,000 for first-time depositors. Bonuses release $10 in cash to your account for every 1,500 VIP points you earn ($150 in rake paid). 10 Player Points are awarded for $1 in rake paid (cash games and tournaments).

Your bonus is valid for 90 days after downloading the client and depositing. Given the current traffic and maximum stakes few players will be able to clear 100% of their deposit bonus, however while it lasts it equates to an extra 6.67% in rakeback.

No more rakeback at Carbon Poker? – History of Changes

Below is a chronological list of each major rakeback related change Carbon has undergone in recent years:

  • June 1, 2011 – Carbon switched from rakeback to a VIP system. Accounts created before June 1 were ‘grandfathered in’, keeping their flat monthly rakeback, those created after were not eligible for rakeback.
  • June 1, 2012 – following the departure of Lock Poker from the Merge Network, 35% rakeback returned. Players could switch to flat rakeback by contacting Carbon support, or choose to remain on the VIP system – a decision influenced by their play volume.
  • Feb 1, 2013 – Carbon ended rakeback, switching all players to a VIP system, with no grandfathering in. Six VIP tiers – Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Ether and Carbon – allowed for up to 35% equivalent rakeback at the highest level, via a VIP points to cash exchange. Points could be exchanged in set amounts by level, and a set number of times per month – $2,100 was the maximum ‘cashback’ achievable per month.
  • May 14, 2013 – PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.com, owned by Jazette Enterprises, are segregated from the Carbon playerpool. Games are seen as softer on PlayersOnly given the casino and sportsbook player base – some grinders play on both
  • Oct 1, 2013 – Carbon scaled back their VIP system to three levels – Carbon, Carbon Plus and Carbon Elite – offering rakeback equivalents of 10%, 15% and 35% respectively, with the top level being awarded by invitation only. The maximum points could be cashed in for became $750 at Carbon Plus level, more than at Elite which had a limit of $250.
  • Nov 1, 2013 – Maximum monthly rakeback at Carbon Elite was raised to $875, with more players receiving invites. The criteria for invitation to Carbon Elite remain unknown. See above for the latest up-to-date VIP system and rake tables.
  • May 1, 2014 – Rakeback capped at 10%, only convertible to tournament tickets
  • July 15, 2014 – Tournament Ticket VIP conversion removed; VIP Points replaced with Player Points with no value, and will be used as a scorecard in rewarding promotions and tracking reload bonuses.

See the full Carbon Poker review for more information on software, traffic, and payouts.

Alternatively, see what Carbon players are saying on the forums.

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