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Jun 14, 2012

Limit Hold’em Rakeback – Does it pay much?

By RTR Dennis

Many online poker players realize that they can earn lots of money back through a rakeback deal. This is especially true in no-limit hold’em cash games, where pots grow really large (depending on stakes), and rake fees get pretty high. But what about rakeback in limit hold’em games? Is it even worth your time to seek out these deals when you play limit hold’em? We’ll cover this subject in more depth below and explain what you can expect to earn from rakeback as a limit player.

Doing the Maths

If you were to look at both a limit and no-limit hold’em game with comparable stakes/number of players, you’re nearly always going to earn more rakeback from the no-limit tables. But just because this is the case doesn’t mean you should overlook rakeback deals in limit hold’em games.

To illustrate this point, let’s say that you’re playing $1/$2 limit hold’em on a 5-handed cash table, and the average pot size is $10. Most online poker rooms take 5% rake from each pot, which would leave your total rake contribution at $0.10 per hand [($10 x 0.05) / 5 players]. Assuming you have the 40% rakeback deal from Minted Poker, you’d be getting $0.04 in rakeback per hand.

Sure this may not seem like a lot, but over the long-run, this money can really add up. If you were to play 400 hands in a day, you’d collect $16 in total rakeback. Coupled with some success on the tables, you could really earn some nice profits in this scenario!

Securing a Rakeback Deal

As we just established, limit hold’em rakeback can be very profitable for frequent players. Furthermore, limit players have nothing to lose and everything to gain by securing a rakeback deal.

If you’d like to put yourself in line for one of these offers, sign up at a rakeback poker site through an affiliate like RakeTheRake. Affiliates are the ones who pay your rakeback, so this step is crucial! Once you’ve signed up at a site and made a deposit, the next step involves hitting the real money poker tables and generating rake. The more hands/tournaments you play, the more rakeback you’ll receive in limit hold’em games.