Each time you play a hand of online poker a small percentage of the pot is taken, or raked, by the house. Getting a portion of this money back is called: rakeback.

The rakeback at poker rooms varies, but on average you can receive 30% to 50% of your monthly rake back in your online poker account. In a single month you could receive payments from $50 to $10,000+.

The bottom line is: if you’re serious about increasing your profits then you need rakeback.

How Much Rakeback are Players Getting?

  • Name: Daniel Kubota
  • Age: 20
  • Game: Holdem NL $10-$25
  • Avg. Hours per Day: 7
  • Simultaneous Tables: 5
  • Extra Income per Month: $150

In Daniel’s Words:

I first started playing poker when my brother gave me $50 on UB. I ran it up to $2,000, and moved from UB to PokerStars and Full Tilt, and now I’m playing on Americas Cardroom. Ultimately, I want to build and play professionally!

Follow Daniel on Twitter: @Immadeadbird

  • Name: Gareth Boyle
  • Age: 30
  • Game: Holdem NL $400-$2000
  • Avg. Hours per Day: 4
  • Simultaneous Tables: 8
  • Extra Income per Month: $1,750

In Gareth’s Words:

I began playing low stakes MTT’s in 2006. I soon realised that cash games were the way to make steady income. I took my bankroll, made the switch, and never looked back. In 2007 I quit my job and have played professionally on WPTPokerStars and 888 Poker ever since.

Follow Gareth on Twitter: @GD_Boyle

  • Name: Matt Miller
  • Age: 20
  • Game: Holdem SNGs $5-$215
  • Avg. Hours per Day: 4
  • Simultaneous Tables: 12
  • Extra Income per Month: $2,250


Rakeback is a necessity in the current poker world. The games are more difficult than 3-4 years ago. Grinders like me would simply be leaving too much money on the tables if we didn’t take advantage. Most of my Rakeback comes from BlackChip Poker and Lock Poker.