TonyBet Implements Varying Rakeback Percentages Based on Daily Performance
Rakeback has long been a promotion that has helped online poker rooms attract players. The concept is simple: for every hand you play (usually, you must contribute to the pot), you receive a refund of some of the rake that was attributed to you. It is an added little bonus for just playing poker and has helped many marginally losing players at least break even. Rakeback isn’t without its problems – intra-network poaching, for example – but on the whole, it is a welcomed benefit.
This week, TonyBet Poker has changed rakeback in a unique way in an effort to give losing players a boost. Now before we go lavishing TonyBet Poker with praise, let’s remember that the longer it takes for losing players to actually lose their money, the longer they stay on the site. Plus, those who lose their money gradually tend to enjoy themselves at the tables more than those who go out quickly, so they will also be more likely to re-deposit. But that said, this is still a fun, fresh, take on rakeback.
Here’s how it works. As of this week, players will be lumped into one of three categories based on their daily wins and losses: those who lose more than €100 in a day, those who lose €100 or fewer but also win €100 or fewer, and those who win more than €100. The players in the two lower groups – those that don’t win more than €100 – will receive more rakeback to help cushion their losses (or even boost their winnings).
To activate the rakeback scheme, players must make a reload deposit using the bonus code “REFILL1000.” According to TonyBet support, this is a re-deposit code, so it looks like new customers will have to first make an initial deposit and then make a second deposit using this code. Kind of dumb, but them’s the breaks.
NOTE: That code is not specific to this site; it is not an affiliate code and does not benefit this site. It can be found right on TonyBet’s rakeback page.
Once the deposit is made with that code, players will receive a base of 25 percent rakeback, deposited into their accounts every Monday. The “biggest losers,” the players who lose more than €100 in a day, will receive an additional 55 percent rakeback, bringing their rakeback total to 80 percent. The middle category of players – neither outrageous losers nor amazing winners – will see their rakeback increased to 50 percent. Players who win more than €100 in a day stay at the 25 percent level.
It is unclear if those daily win/loss calculations are made day-to-day or are daily averages determined weekly, but either way, the bottom line is that the worse a player does, the more rakeback he will get.
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