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Various Poker Networks
Allinasia
AllinAsia Poker
35% RAKEBACK
Grand Poker Network
Vietbet
Vietbet Poker  USA Friendly poker site
60% RAKEBACK
Equity Poker Network
5Dimes Poker  USA Friendly poker site
27-50% RAKEBACK
Winning Poker Network
Americas Cardroom Americas Cardroom USA Friendly poker site

27% RAKEBACK

True Poker True Poker  USA Friendly poker site
27% RAKEBACK
Revolution Gaming
Intertops Poker Intertops Poker 

USA Friendly poker site


36% RAKEBACK
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Poker VIP Offers
Bet365 Bet365
Bonus Code 
Sky Poker Sky Poker
NO DEPOSIT BONUS
Bodog Network
Ignition Poker Ignition Poker USA Friendly poker site
DEPOSIT BONUS
Chico Network
BetOnline BetOnline  USA Friendly poker site
DEPOSIT BONUS 
iPoker2 Network
betfair poker Betfair Poker
VIP CASHBACK 35%+
Hive Poker Network

PlanetWin 365 Poker  
VIP PROMO CODE 
 
PlanetWin 365 Poker en Italie in Italia 
Italia en France
Party Network
Party Poker Party Poker
VIP 30% CASHBACK
PokerStars Network
PokerStars PokerStars 
DEPOSIT BONUS

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Rakeback vs VIP Poker

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Thursday, 07 July 2011 00:00

Rakeback vs VIPRakeback vs Poker VIP: many online poker players simply don't understand what a Poker VIP Program is and how it differs from your standard Rakeback offer.  While most players understand Rakeback and seek it out, many have the misinformed notion that VIP Offers aren't worth the effort.  The fact is most VIP Poker Programs are essentially the same as a Rakeback yet with a tiered approach to paying out cash back bonuses.  Whereas Rakeback is straight forward in that you get a pre-determined percentage of your Rake...back, VIP Programs offer different cash back percentages based on the number of points you generate.  Points are based on rake, thus Poker VIP Programs are just a more sophisticated way of offering rakeback that rewards higher volume grinders more than the casual player.  

It's important to remember that Poker Rakeback is simply a cash back bonus paid monthly, weekly or daily that represents a percentage of your rake paid to the room.  A VIP offer is the almost the same thing, except it is based on points that you have to redeem or can use to buy into tournaments for example.  Poker VIP Programs have different levels and unlike most rakeback programs do not have deductions for deposit fees, bonuses or for redeeming points in the poker site store.  In addition almost all VIP Programs make you eligible for any other promotions the site is running, whereas in a rakeback deal many sites exclude rakeback players from special promotions.

Recently the Merge Network discontinued it's rakeback program and switched to a Poker VIP Program.  Two of the major sites on the Merge Network, RPM Poker and Carbon Poker have launched their own unique VIP Poker Programs.  Carbon's VIP Program is the essentially the same program they had before ending rakeback.

We'll take a detailed look at each program and how it converts to actual cash back value (rakeback).

RPM Poker VIP Program

RPM has launched a simple tiered program which is very easy to understand and based on a VIP Point system directly tied to how much you contribute in Rake.  

  • The Top Tier in the RPM Poker VIP Program earns up to 45% cash back (rakeback).  
  • For every $1 you contribute in Rake, you earn 10 VIP Points
  • Each level is called a Gear, there are 14 Gears or Levels based on how many cards there are in a deck.  The lowest gear level is 2, with Gear A (for Ace) being the top level.
  • Gear levels 7 and above allow you to exchange points for cash.
  • Every level gets you an entry to a monthly freeroll with the lowest gear entry to a $250 freeroll and the top gear a $8000 Freeroll
  • Inactivty leads to Decay Points meaning you will lose accumulated VIP Points if you go inactive without earning a VIP Point for 60 days
  • Spending points does not alter you VIP Level, it just reduces your VIP point balance.
  • You can switch from Rakeback to VIP simply by emailing RPM.

 

Carbon Poker VIP Program

The Carbon VIP Program is a little more sophisticated than RPM's but allows you greater latitude in acheiving higher cashback percentages when stacking their other promotions on top of your VIP earnings.

  • Top VIP level ETHER earns you 35% cash back as well as numerous other perks and bonuses.  
  • By coupling the VIP ETHER level with Exchange points for Cash and the Super Money Tree promotion, you can actually earn up to 65% cash back.
  • For every $1 you pay in Rake, you earn 10 VIP Points
  • There are 5 VIP Levels at Carbon Poker: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Ether
  • Every level earns you entry into a monthly freeroll, with the prize pool based on the level. ETHER VIP earns you entry into a $3500 Freeroll
  • Points will decay with 30 days on inactivity
  • Spending points does not alter your VIP Level, it just reduces your VIP point balance.

 

Carbon Poker
VIP Program

earth
EARTH
wind
WIND
fire
FIRE
water
WATER
ether
ETHER
Required Points/Month 250 2,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
Daily VIP Cashback Rebates 6% 7.5% 10% 15% 35%
Exchange Pts For Cash $3.00 $7.00 $15.00 $25.00 $60.00
Pts Required For Exchange 500 1000 2000 2500 5000
Tourney Entry with Pts Check Check Check Check Check
VIP Rewards Store Check Check Check Check Check
Special Bonus Offers Check Check Check Check Check
Live Chat Support Check Check Check Check Check
Customizable Tables Check Check Check Check Check
Create Your Own Sng's Check Check Check Check Check
Birthday Gift Check Check Check Check Check
Sidegame Rebates X X Check Check Check
Event Invitations X X X Check Check
VIP Player Host X X X Check Check
Carbon Junkets X X X X Check
Free Checks $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00 FREE

 

In conclusion by analyzing the new VIP Programs offered by Carbon and RPM Poker, it is clear that for high volume players, VIP Programs offer better value than the traditional Rakeback deal.