Types of Rakeback

Online Poker Rakeback comes in several forms. All are beneficial in their own way, but depending on what type of poker player you are, you may benefit from one type of Rakeback more so than another. We’ll teach you about the three basic types of Rakeback, and which is most beneficial for different player types.

Rakeback Offers

Contributed Rakeback

Contributed Rakeback is the most common type of Rakeback deal. This poker Rakeback program pays a poker player based on exactly how much they contribute to the pot, and thus the rake. If a player is earning 30% Contributed Rakeback, and they contribute $15 to a $30 pot – Half of the overall pot – their Rakeback will come from half of the overall rake. However, if a player drops only $3 into a $30 pot – 1/10th of the overall pot – their Rakeback will come from only 1/10th of the rake.

Who Needs Contributed Rakeback

A player who is loose and aggressive will benefit the most from Contributed Rakeback. A loose player will contribute to more pots than a tight player, and as an aggressive bettor, they tend to put more chips into the pot than passive bettors.

Shared Rakeback

Shared Rakeback is another popular Rakeback program. Instead of paying a player based on their actual contribution to the pot and rake, all players earn an even portion of the rake in Rakeback (assuming all players are earning Rakeback, that is.) A contribution to the pot is required in order to earn Shared Rakeback.

Let’s say you drop $2 into a $40 pot. There are 8 players dealt in the hand, but only 5 contribute to the pot. The rake on a $40 pot would be $2. The $2 rake would be divided by 5 (once for each participating player). So, $2 / 5 = $0.40. If you’re earning 30% Rakeback, you would get $0.12 (30% of $0.40) in Shared Rakeback. Had the player dropped $15 into a $40 pot, with 5 contributing players, his Shared Rakeback earnings would still be the same.

Who Needs Shared Rakeback

Shared Poker Rakeback stands to benefit loose/passive poker players more than anyone. A loose player will bet just enough to see the flop more often than not, but he will quickly fold if the flop isn’t substantially helpful. This means he is participating in most pots, therefore earning Rakeback, but is only investing further if his chances of winning are high enough.

Dealt Rakeback

The last form of online poker Rakeback is known as Dealt Rakeback. Dealt Rakeback is one of the most highly sought Rakeback programs. However, it has its ups and down. Dealt Rakeback tends to pay a much smaller rate of Rakeback to each player – but, it also pays players who do not even bother to contribute to the pot.

A player can fold his hand under the gun without dropping a single penny into the pot, but so long as that hand goes on to see a flop, the player will earn Rakeback for the hand. The reason Dealt Rakeback tends to pay so small is that the rake is divided by all players dealt into the hand, not just contenders for the pot. When you divide a $60 pot, therefore a $3 rake, by 10 players, you aren’t left with much to earn in Rakeback.

Who Needs Dealt Rakeback

Dealt Rakeback is especially great for tight poker players. A tight poker player, regardless of his aggressive or passive betting nature, is going to fold about 90% of his hands. With any other Rakeback deal, he is only eligible to earn Rakeback on about 1 out of every 10 hands. With Dealt Rakeback, though the earnings are lower per hand, the Rakeback overall is much higher for a tight online poker player.
To learn more about online poker Rakeback, please visit the following pages.

Introduction to Rakeback
How to Earn Rakeback
Calculating Rakeback
Make a Profit with Rakeback