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Rake Race Analysis – Rakeback.com Rooms – January 2013

By , Rakeback.com Content Manager

Ever wonder which poker networks offer the highest value rake races? No more guess work – we do the math for all major rake races across the industry every month.

Rooms

Extra Rakeback % Min Rake Required Value Grade
Betsafe 9.4% – 51.4% ~$900 A-
Carbon Poker, Aced 0.7% – 12.2% ~$1,500 D+
Ladbrokes 8.1% – 21.5% ~€700 B-
PokerHeaven 9.0% – 34.9% ~€750 B
RedKings 3.4% – 22.4% ~$150 C
Red Star 10% – 20% $30 B-

See how much extra rakeback you could earn at each room below. We’ve listed 1st, 10th, halfway, and last place data for each race.

Betsafe Poker – $60k Points Race

Betsafe ran a $60,000 points race promotion in January. Players in this race earned from 9.4% – 51.4% extra rakeback, on top of the up to 40% VIP benefits.

$60k Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

January

Results

1st $8,500 $16,521 51.4%
10th $950 $8,046 11.8%
35th $175 $1,863 9.4%
75th $100 $901 11.1%

In February Betsafe will run the same $60,000 points race with the top spot taking home $8,500 and a GSOP package worth $3,000. 

  • Rakeback.com Grade: A-. 
  • Participate in this Rake Race on Betsafe

Carbon Poker & Aced – $10k Rake Race

Carbon & Aced ran a $10,000 Rake Race promotion once again in January. Players in this race earned from 0.7% – 12.2% extra rakeback, on top of the default 35%.

$10k Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

January

Results

1st $2,000 $16,357 12.2%
10th $250 $4,598 5.4%
35th $25 $2,499 1.0%
75th $10 $1,458 0.7%

In February the Merge skins will run the same $10,000 rake race with the winner taking home $2,000. 


Ladbrokes Poker – €20k Points Races

In January Ladbrokes ran two €10,000 rake races. Players earned an additional 8.1% – 21.5% rakeback on top of the up to 30% VIP rewards.

€20k Points Races

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

January

3 – 17

1st €1,600 €7,533 21.2%
10th €200 €2,475 8.1%
25th €100 €1,147 8.7%
50th €75 €677 11.1%
 

January

18 – 31

1st €1,600 €7,442 21.5%
10th €200 €1,664 12.0%
25th €100 €794 12.6%
50th €75 €558 13.4%

In February Ladbrokes will run a slightly different €20,000 points race with two different levels to compete in.


Poker Heaven – €10,000 Points Races

Poker Heaven ran two €5,000 races in January. Players earned an additional 9.0 – 34.9% rakeback from the promotion, on top of the default 30% rakeback.

2 x €5k Points Races

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

January

7 – 13

1st €1,000 €2,014 49.7%
10th €150 €837 17.9%
20th €75 €729 10.3%
 

January

14 – 20

1st €1,000 €2,867 54.8%
10th €150 €973 16.0%
20th  €75 €692 10.0%

In February PokerHeaven will run the same two points races with the top spot taking home €1000 in each.

    • Rakeback.com Grade: B
    • Participate in this Rake Race on PokerHeaven

RedKings Poker – Exclusive $7,500 Points Race

RedKings ran two $3,750 races in January. Players earned an additional 3.4% – 22.4% in rakeback throughout the promotion, on top of the up to 40% VIP rakeback.

 

$7,500 Points Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

January

1 – 15

1st $700 $3,120 22.4%
10th $87.50 $1,252 7.0%
35th $12.50 $371 3.4%
75th $5 $130 3.8%
 

January

16 – 31

1st $700 $3,901 17.9%
10th $87.50 $1,066 8.2%
35th  $12.50 $389 3.2%
75th  $5 $131 3.8%

In February RedKings will run the same $7,500 races with the top spot taking home $700 in each race.

    • Rakeback.com Grade: C
    • Participate in this Rake Race on RedKings

Red Star Poker – $27k Rake Chase

In January Red Star Poker ran a $27,000 rake chase. Players could earn 10 – 20% extra rakeback, on top of the default 36% daily rakeback. There were a limited number of prizes for each of the 14 levels, so it paid to play early.

 

$27k Rake Chase

Level

Prize Rake Required Extra Rakeback

January

 Results

14 (1 Prize) $2,000 $10,000 20%
10 (4 Prizes) $490 $3,500 14%
5 (60 Prizes) $40 $200 11.4%
1 (250 Prizes) $3 $30 10%

During the promotion players could ‘cash out’ at any time. Once you cashed out, you started back at the bottom. This promotion is running once again in February.


 

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