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Rake Race Analysis – Rakeback.com Rooms - July 2012

By Scott Carlson, 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
BlackChipCarbon, Aced & PDC 2.1% - 43.2% ~$385 B
Lock Poker 1.5% - 67.8% $10 A
Cake Poker 8.6% - 31.0% ~$100 A-
Coral Poker 3.0% - 11.0% $330 C-
Betfair Poker 4.7% - 56.2% ~$350 B-
Ladbrokes Poker 2.0% - 8.2% ~€2,550 C-
Poker Heaven 10.0% - 21.5% ~€200 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.

Black Chip, Carbon, Aced & PDC Poker - $100k Race For Riches

The Merge Network ran the $100,000 Race For Riches promotion in July and have carried it over into August also. Players in this race earned from 2.1% - 43.2% extra rakeback.

You’ll need to rake at least $385 per week to crack into this leaderboard. Aimed at high raking players, you’ll usually need to place in the top ten to earn over 10% extra rakeback.

$100k Race For Riches

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

July

Week 1

1st $2,000 $5,692 35.14%
10th $250 $2,079 12.03%
200th $45 $865 5.20% 
400th $10 $460 2.17% 

 

July

Week 2

1st $2,000 $4,628 43.22% 
10th $250 $2,010  12.44%
200th $45 $813  5.54%
400th $10 $385  2.60%

 

July

Week 3

1st $2,000  $4,762 42.00% 
10th $250  $2,421 10.33% 
200th  $45 $864 5.21% 
400th $10   $530 1.89%

 

July

Week 4

1st $2,000 $5,470  36.56%
10th $250  $4,089 6.11% 
200th  $45  $895  5.03%
400th  $10  $588 1.70% 

Players playing 10 specially designated weekly tournaments earn a multiplier to their points, which has helped numerous people rocket up the leaderboard. Simply playing each of the 10 tournaments once each week will generate 114 leaderboard points (57 points from tournament fees multiplied by 2). 

 

Since the $100k Race For Riches promotion runs through the end of July (and possibly August as well) there is still plenty of time to get involved.

 


Lock Poker - $1m Battle of the Ronin

 

The $1,000,000 Battle of the Ronin runs again through August. This rake chase can award up to four players a prize of $45,142. There is a limit to the number of prizes to be given away at each level though, so time is of the essence. This race benefits those who rake quickly, so by playing early in the month you can score extra rakeback. Even casual players can benefit here.

$1m Battle of the Ronin

Level

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback No. of Prizes

 

Running

August 1st 31st

Highest $45,142 $66,600 67.78% 4
10th $397 $1,150 34.52% 100
Halfway $157 $550 28.55%  60
Lowest $1.50 $10 1.50%  400
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  • Participate in this Rake Race on Lock Poker

Cake Poker - $60k Rake Race

In July and August Cake Poker is running a $60,000 rake race. The race consists of four $15,000 rake races each month. Sample prizes and rakeback equivalents for the completed races to date are noted below.

 

$60k Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

July

Week 1

1st $1,250 $4,034 30.99%
10th $213 $1,941 10.97%
150th $25 $250 10.00% 
300th $13 $106 12.26%

 

July

Week 2

1st $1,250 $4,513 27.70% 
10th $213 $1,430 14.90%
150th $25 $245 10.20%
300th $13 $103 12.62%

 

July

Week 3

1st $1,250 $4,707 26.56%
10th $213 $1,397 15.25%
150th $25  $237 10.55%
300th $13  $111 11.71%

 

July

Week 4

1st $1,250 $4,587 27.25%
10th $213 $1,889 11.28% 
150th  $25 $291 8.59%
300th  $13 $135 9.63%
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  • Participate in this Rake Race on Cake Poker

 


 

Coral Poker - $10k VIP Points Race

 

Every month Coral Poker runs a $10,000 VIP Points race for all players. The July results were as follows:

.

$10k VIP Points Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

June

 Results

1st $1,400 $12,717 11.01%
10th $105 $3,098 3.39%
50th $60 $729 8.23% 
100th $10 $331 3.02% 
  • Rakeback.com Grade: C-
  • Participate in this Rake Race on Coral Poker

Betfair Poker - $80k Natural Born Grinders Race

 

Betfair's $80,000 Natural Born Grinders has proven to be a popular points race recently. The race lasts 8 weeks and each players' best 4 weeks are counted towards the race.

 

It takes only a few hundred dollars in rake to get onto the leaderboard, so recreational players and high-volume players should see great value. Medium raking players, however, might see only 4-5% extra returns based on the payout structure. Doing some math we came up with the following estimated rakeback equivalents over a player's four week average.

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$80k Natural Born Grinders Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

Running

June 22 - August 16

1st $12,500 $22,248 56.18%
10th $1,250 $8,795 14.21%
75th $125 $2,678 4.67% 
150th $62.50 $1,339 4.67% 
300th $50 $344 14.53%

The numbers noted above include the additional 25% payout for Rakeback.com players. Although it's too late to get into this rake race, a new one will be starting on August 24th. Check out our promotions page for the details around the middle of August.

 

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  • Participate in this Rake Race on Betfair Poker

Ladbrokes Poker - €5k Omaha Rake Race

Throughout the month of July Ladbrokes ran a €5,000 Omaha rake race. Final results are noted below.  Unfortunately this race is not being run again in August.

 

€5k Omaha Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

July

1st €1,000 €12,253 8.16%
10th €150 €3,123 4.80%
20th €50 €2,563 1.95%

Poker Heaven - €5k Exclusive Rake Race

Poker Heaven and Rakeback.com teamed up in July for a €5,000 exclusive rake race. The top spot walked away with €800 from the race, worth an additional 21.5% rakeback. Unfortunately this race will not be running in August.

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€5k RB Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback

 

June 

 Results

1st €800 €3,720 21.51%
10th €100 €725 13.79%
25th €40 €402 9.95%
50th €20 €200 10%
  • Rakeback.com Grade: B-
  • Participate in this Rake Race on Poker Heaven

See the most recent month's results here.

 

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