By Scott Carlson, Rakeback.com Content Manager
The weighted contribution method awards VPPs based on the total amount each player contributes to the pot. PokerStars has given the following basic example of how VPPs will be earned. Copied from the PokerStars website:
Five players participate in a hand of $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em.
Player 1 raises to $6
Player 2 folds
Player 3 folds
Players 4 (the $1 small blind) calls
Players 5 (the $2 big blind) calls
Player 4 makes a bet of $9
Player 5 moves all in for $21
Player 1 folds
Player 4 calls
The remaining cards are dealt, and the $60 pot is awarded to Player 4
The pot is $60 in total. Players 4 & 5 contributed $27 each, and player 1 contributed $6. The total rake on this pot is $3, which is worth 16.5 VPPs.
Under the old method, all five players would receive an equal share of the points, i.e. 16.5 / 5 = 3.3 VPPs.
Under the new method, the VPPs will be awarded as follows:
Player 1 contributed $6 (10% of the pot) and so receives 1.65 VPPs.
Player 2 contributed $0 (0% of the pot) and so receives 0 VPPs.
Player 3 contributed $0 (0% of the pot) and so receives 0 VPPs.
Player 4 contributed $27 (45% of the pot) and so receives 7.43 VPPs.
Player 5 contributed $27 (45% of the pot) and so receives 7.43 VPPs.
Online rooms use a variety of rake contribution methods. In order to better explain each method for our players, we provide you details of each method below.
Rake is divided evenly amongst all players who are dealt into a hand, regardless of how much was contributed to the pot. For example, if five players are dealt into a hand and a total of $1 is raked, each player will be credited with $0.20 of the rake.
Rake is divided evenly amongst all players who contributed money to the pot, regardless of amount. For example, Player A contributes $1 to the pot, Player B contributes $2, Player C contributes $10, Player D contributes $10 and Player E contributes $0, Players A,B,C and D would each earn 25% of the total rake, Player E would earn 0%.
Used exclusively by rooms on the Ongame Network, the Ongame Essence model awards players more raked based on their style of play, pot contribution and skill level. For example, an overall losing player would have more rake contribution than a winning player would.
If you have a particular rake contribution method you prefer, we have all of the information for you. Following is a list of all of the rooms we offer along with their rake contribution method used.
|Poker room||Rake Contribution Method|
|Party Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|Black Chip Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|Paradise Poker||Average Contributed|
|NoiQ Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|Carbon Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|bwin Poker||Ongame Essence|
|Poker Heaven||Weighted Contributed|
|Betsson Euro Tables||Weighted Contributed|
|SuperStack Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|888 Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|WPT Poker||Weighted Contributed|
|Poker Nordica||Weighted Contributed|
|Coral Poker||Ongame Essence|
|Americas Cardroom||Weighted Contributed|
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