Rakeback Pitfalls



While rakeback is generally great for us online players, it is not without its pitfalls.  What follows is a discussion of what I have found to be some things that can cast a shadow on your rakeback deal. Playing for Rakeback There are two types of players when it comes to rakeback, those who consider it a nice bonus and those who treat it as another income stream.  I fall in the former category.  For me, rakeback is not the end-all, be-all of my poker playing.  I play poker for fun, hopefully winning a little spending cash while I'm at it, and just use rakeback to treat myself to a little gift now and then.  But for those who play poker for a living, and even serious amateurs, rakeback is sometimes almost as important as their actual poker results.  For those who don't watch out, that can be a problem. I have encountered many people who, even when they don't feel like playing, will still play just to earn rakeback.  Why?  I'm not exactly sure, but it may be because rakeback is awarded win or lose, so it feels good to always have that bit of positive cash flow.  The risk here is ...

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