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Rake Race Analysis – Rakeback.com Rooms – October 2012

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.


Extra Rakeback % Min Rake Required Value Grade
Black ChipCarbon, Aced & PDC 2.6% – 14.9% ~$390 C
Cake Poker & Juicy Stakes 9.4% – 33.7% ~$100 B
Red Star Poker 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.

Black Chip Poker, Carbon, Aced & PDC Poker – $10k Rake Race

The Merge Network ran a $10,000 Rake Race promotion in October.

Players in this race earned from 2.62% – 14.91% extra rakeback, on top of the standard 35%.

You’ll need to rake at least $382 to crack into this month-long leaderboard.

$10k Rake Race


Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback



1st $2,000 $13,658 14.64%
10th $250 $1,677 14.91%
35th $25 $735 3.40%
75th $10 $382 2.62%

In November the Merge skins (less Black Chip Poker) will be running the same $10,000 rake race with the top spot taking home $2,000. 


Cake Poker & Juicy Stakes – $60k Rake Race

In October and once again in November Cake Poker (or Juicy Stakes Poker for U.S. players) are 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 October races are noted below.

$60k Rake Race


Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback


Week 1

1st $1,250 $8,022 15.58%
10th $213 $1,886 11.29%
150th $25 $207 12.08%
300th $13 $101 12.87%


Week 2

1st $1,250 $3,715 33.65%
10th $213 $1,592 13.38%
150th $25 $219 11.42%
300th $13 $109 11.93%


Week 3

1st $1,250 $3,881 32.21%
10th $213 $1,693 12.58%
150th $25  $235 10.64%
300th $13 $105 11.82%


Week 4

1st $1,250 $4,504 27.18%
10th $213 $2,218 12.38%
150th  $25 $265 9.43%
300th  $13 $127 10.24%

Red Star Poker – $27k Rake Chase

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


$27k Rake Chase


Prize Rake Required Extra Rakeback



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 not running in November.

  • Rakeback.com Grade: B-
  • Participate in this Rake Race on Red Star Poker

See the most recent month’s results here.

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