Rakeback – return of rake, or fee, which poker-room takes from each bet of a player. Rakeback is an additional bonus. Leading poker-rooms in the world already use the rakeback system.
At PokerMatch rake is 5%. On the first sight, fee is not big, but most times, in a month this makes very big amounts, which make poker not so profitable and only PokerMatch.com gives a player chance to return rake.
By this time there are three types of rakeback (Contributed, Dealt, Shared), and the amount returned depends on which type of rakeback is used by poker-room.
PokerMatch uses Contributed rakeback.
Contributed rakeback - the most advanced type of rakeback, because each player gets rakeback in % of bet amount and not the whole pot. The more player bets, the more rakeback he will get. While folding in preflop, rakeback is not charged.
Rakeback at PokerMatch depends on the VIP Level of player. At this moment there are 8 levels:
All periods of the new system are the calendar ones. Every three months is one calendar quarter of a year. For example, you have achieved an "Emerald" VIP level in the first quarter (January, February or March). From that moment you already hold this status during the first quarter and you have to prove it by the end of the second quarter (April, May or June). This also applies to all other levels.
Rakeback is charged in component points (VIP Points).
- Crystal - 0.5 VIP-point for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Pearls - 1 VIP-point for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Topaz - 1.5 VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Alexandrite - 2 VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Emerald - 2.5 VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Rubin - 3 of VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Sapphire - 3.5 VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
- Diamond - 4 VIP-points for rake of 0.4 UAH*.
*The hryvnia (UAH) is for convenience and ease of understanding. Index calculation of VIP-points against the hryvnia may vary depending on currency exchange rates.
Any time, player can transfer his points into real money. Each 1 points get 1 UAH to player. Minimum amount for convertion to UAH – 250 UAH (2500 points). Minimum amount for convertion to USD / EUR - 5 USD/EUR (in this case amount of points depends on the currency rates. If for example 1 USD = 70 UAH (700 points), than minimum amount of convertion will be 5*700=3500 points). Also this points can be used for buy-in at tournaments.