TonyBet Poker, the independent online poker network that serves the international (non-US) market, has introduced a new rakeback system, completely different to any we have seen before, that rewards players with up to 80-percent rakeback on rake generated at its hold’em and pot-limit Omaha tables. What makes the Tonybet New Rakeback Scheme special is the way the rakeback works.
Usually, mostly of these types of loyalty schemes reward high-volume players, with a large number of these players able to breakeven (or even lose in some cases) at the tables yet still earn a living thanks to rakeback. In TonyBet Poker’s new rakeback system, it is not the winning players who will benefit most (if at all) from rakeback, but rather the losing and marginally winning players.
The new rakeback system will pay more to losing players. This will all be determined by player performance on a daily basis. Losing players can expect to receive 25%, 50% or 80% in rake back, which will be paid into their accounts once a-week, on Mondays.
Every player at Tonybet Poker receives the equivalent of 25-percent rakeback thanks to the 100-percent bonus, up to €1,000. Players can claim this bonus by making a deposit of at least €10 using the bonus code “REFILL1000”.
Once you have claimed your 25-percent rakeback bonus, you can go to the hold’em or pot-limit Omaha tables at Tonybet Poker to play poker. If your daily winnings are more than €100, then you do not receive any extra rakeback on top of the 25 percent gained from the reload bonus. However, if you lose up to €100 or win up to €100, you receive an extra 25-percent rakeback. What’s more, if you happen to lose more than €100 in a single day, Tonybet Poker returns 55 percent more of your rake, for a total of 80 percent, for that day’s play.
The thought process behind the concept makes sense: the longer players can keep money in their accounts, the more activity there will be at the tables and the more rake the poker room can pull in. Of course, lots of that extra revenue the poker room makes will be given back in the form of additional rakeback, but it could benefit the poker room in the long-term, as even if a player eventually loses their money despite the rakeback, they might have enjoyed playing more (since their money lasted longer) and will be more willing to re-deposit.
This reward schemes have been tailored to give recreational players more of an incentive to play. Of course, by incentivizing more play by recreational players, the pros have more opportunity to benefit as well.