PartyPoker Rake and Rakeback System Explained
Novice players rarely wonder about Partypoker rake and rakeback. Well, this is one of those things that you may not need to understand much, but it’s worth knowing the basics.
In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about rake system in the poker room, as well as how much cashback you can receive. This information will be useful for both newbies and savvy regs who have not previously delved into the topic or are looking for relevant information.
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PartyPoker Rake Structure
Rake is a commission that players pay a poker operator for the opportunity to play real money games. The percentage of rake is determined by the room, so it differs by platform. Now, let's take a closer look at how rake is calculated in cash games, tournaments, and spins on Party Poker.
Rake in cash games
When the pot reaches a certain size, the poker room takes a small percentage from it, charging this money as a commission. The entire remaining amount goes to the winner of the hand or participants who share the pot in case of a tie.
A player must reach at least the flop before they pay rake. In other words: no flop = no rake, which is really beneficial for players. The maximum rake amount varies depending on the table limit and participant numbers. For instance, rake will be less if 3 people play at the cash table, rather than 6 people. In heads-up, the maximum rake is reduced to one dollar.
The average rake in cash games on Partypoker is 5%. There are some exceptions: heads-up tables of limit games from $15/$30 to $30/$60 (rake is 2.5%) and all limit tables $50/$100 –$250/$500 (rake is 1%).
Real Money Limit Tables
|Stakes||Number of participants||Rake||Percent||Maximum|
|2-10||$0.01 for a pot of $0.20|
|2-10||$0.05 for a pot of $1||$1|
$0.25 for a pot of $5
$0.5 for a pot of $10
|2||$0.5 for a pot of $20||2,5%||$1|
$1 for a pot of $20
$1 for a pot of $100
|All except Limit and No Limit|
$0.05 for a pot of $1
|Limit and No Limit|
No Limit & Pot Limit Tables
|Limits||Number of players||Rake||Percent||Maximum|
$0.01 for a pot of $0.20
$0.05 for a pot of $1
Rake in tournaments
As for tourneys, the commission (fee) is highly dependent on the buy-in. The size of the tournament rake ranges from 0% to 25%.
- In popular tournaments for $215, rake is usually $15, which is about 7%. Less often – $9 (4.4%).
- In tournaments for $109 – either $5 (5%) or $9 (9%).
- In tournaments for $2.20, $5.5, $22, $33, rake is $0.20, $0.50, $2 and $3 respectively, i.e. 10%.
The tournament fee for each event is shown in the buy-in window. It is displayed through a plus sign. So if the buy-in is indicated as $200 + $15, this means that $200 goes into the game and becomes part of the prize pool, and $15 is a commission fee.
This applies to both multi-table tournaments (MTT) and sit-and-go games (Sit&Go).
PartyPoker rake in SPINS
In PartyPoker Spins rake depends on the buy-in and ranges from 4% to 8%:
- In Spins for $0.25, $1, $3, $5, rake is 8%.
- In Spins for $10, $20 rake is 6%.
- In Spins for $50 and $100 – 5%, and in the most expensive Party spins for $250 – 4%.
Rake comparison in different poker rooms
|Cash games||mostly 5%|
(from 1% to 5%)
(from 1% to 5%)
(from 1% to 6,25%)
|Tournaments||on average 5%-10%||on average 5%-10%||on average 5%-10%|
|Spins||from 5% to 8%||from 4% to 8%||from 6,13% to 10%|
Party Poker Rakeback System
The poker room has is a weekly reward program called partypoker Cashback. Under this system, players have the opportunity receiveup to 55% rakeback.
Keep in mind that cashback is credited for a calendar week, which lasts from 00:01 Monday to 23:59 Sunday CET. Players receive funds depending on the number of points accumulated during the week.
Playing real money poker on the site, players earn between 2 and 4 points for every dollar raked. The exact number of points depends on the game you play and is as follows:
|Regular cash tables||3|
|High stakes cash tables||2|
How to get PartyPoker rakeback? Step-by-step instructions
First of all, you need to register with Partypoker and make a deposit.
Join partypoker Cashback. For that, register in the "Offers" section of the client program.
Play real money games so that the rake you generated will bring you the points you need. Accumulate at least 10 points to start receiving cashback. The more points you earn, the more percentage of rakeback you get.
You can check the current status of the points earned and the cashback received in the familiar "Offers" – "Cashback" tab in the lobby of the poker room.
Get your well-deserved cashback. We remind you that it is paid on Mondays.
For sender corporate and licence details please visit our Imprint page.
The promotion will run from 11:00 on 15 June to 23:59 (CET) on 31 December 2022 (the "Promotional Period"). This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. By taking part in this promotion, you hereby agree to these Specific Promotional Terms and Conditions and to our General Terms and Conditions. In order to participate in this promotion, an Eligible Player (as defined below) must place an Eligible Deposit (as defined below) during the Promotional Period.
be aged 18 or over;
be a new player on www.partypoker.com.
(an “Eligible Player”)
An Eligible Deposit is a real money deposit that complies with the following requirements:
it is made within the Promotional period;
it is a minimum of $10 USD made in one transaction (split deposits will not qualify).
(an “Eligible Deposit”)
If an Eligible Player makes an Eligible Deposit (as defined above) during the Promotional Period, we shall credit them with a pending bonus equal to 100% of their Eligible Deposit up to a maximum of $600 USD (“the Deposit Bonus”); plus up to $30 USD in tickets. The Deposit Bonus shall be credited to the Eligible Player’s account automatically on a successful Eligible Deposit.
Bonus type: ‘release restricted’: the Deposit Bonus funds are pending and shall be visible in the account section, but shall not be available to play with until the loyalty point requirements (as set out below) are met and the bonus funds are released. The pending Deposit Bonus shall be released to a player in increments of 10% of the Deposit Bonus amount as a player accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points (as defined below). The tickets bonus will be credited up to 6 days as part of the up to $30 USD.
100% up to $600 USD Terms and Conditions
To release the full Deposit Bonus amount the player must accumulate 4x the Deposit Bonus amount in loyalty points (“Total Loyalty Points”). The Total Loyalty Points must be accumulated within 90 days from the date of the Eligible Deposit (the “Time Limit”). Each time the player accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points required, they will receive a 10% increment of the Deposit Bonus.
Player A makes an Eligible Deposit of $20 USD and receives a pending Deposit Bonus of $20 USD. To release the full Deposit Bonus amount ($20 USD), Player A is required to accumulate 4 x $20 USD in loyalty points = 80 (Total Loyalty Points) within 90 days from the date of the Eligible Deposit. As Player A accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points requirement (i.e. 8 loyalty points), 10% of the Deposit Bonus ($2 USD) is released
A player accumulates 1 point for every $1 USD (or currency equivalent) rake on poker. Loyalty points may only be accumulated on poker. The player shall lose any increments of the Deposit Bonus that are not released within the Time Limit. Each increment of the Deposit Bonus that is released shall be credited as cash to the Eligible Player’s account automatically once the player reaches the loyalty point requirement.
Up to $30 USD in tickets Terms and Conditions
When an Eligible Player places an Eligible Deposit on the Website on any day during the Promotional Period, their account will be credited with a bundle of their choice up to $30 USD worth of free play tickets over a six-day period as follows:
Option 1: $10 USD Free Play
Day 1 = 2x $1 USD SPINS tickets + 1x $5.50 USD MTT ticket
Day 2 = 4x $0.25 USD SPINS ticket
Day 4 = 1x $3.30 USD MTT ticket
Day 6 = 4x $0.25 USD SPINS tickets
Option 2: $30 USD Free Play
Day 1 = 1x $5.50 USD MTT ticket
Day 2 = 2x $1 USD SPINS ticket
Day 3 = 1x $5.5 USD MTT ticket
Day 4 = 1x $5 USD SPINS ticket
Day 5 = 3x $2.20 USD MTT tickets
Day 6 = 2x $3 USD SPINS tickets + 1x $3.30 USD MTT ticket.
SPINS & MTT Tickets Terms and Conditions
Tickets awarded as part of this promotion:
will be credited to an Eligible Player’s account automatically each day over a six-day period from the date the Eligible Deposit is made;
will allow entry into SPINS and/or Multi-Table Tournaments. Details will be specified on the tickets themselves, details of which can be found in the “My Tickets” section of the Eligible Player’s Website account;
will expire after 7 days from issue;
cannot be sold or transferred to other players; and
are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
Where a sum of money is noted in this promotion (“Promotional Amount”), and there is a requirement for such Promotional Amount to be converted from the advertised currency into your account currency, then this will be subject to the exchange rates offered by us at the time of conversion. You can keep track of your bonuses in the bonus section of your account. You may withdraw your cash funds at any time before the Total Loyalty Points have been generated, this will mean you forfeit any increments of the Deposit Bonus that have not been credited to your account yet. Where the company suspects that a winning player is guilty of fraudulent activity, the company reserves the right to suspend or remove that player from the Promotion, and/or suspend that player’s account and/or suspend the Promotion pending further investigation. We reserve the right to alter, discontinue or terminate the promotion in accordance with the terms of our Standard Promotional Terms and Conditions.
Points needed to unlock PartyPoker cashback
|Points Required |
If a player earns more than 1 200 points per week, then they will receive 16 extra dollars for every subsequent 200 points.
The remaining points are not carried over to the next week, but reset to zero.
Diamond Club: Up to 60% Cashback
Partypoker's SPINS Diamond Club has been developed specifically for the most active Spins players. The program members receive up to 60% rakeback, a personal manager who will come to help 24/7, increased withdrawal limits, live event tickets and many other pleasant bonuses.
Only the most active players who love to play big can enter the VIP club. To join it, you need to generate $1 000 rake within 7 days playing regular Spins or SPINS ULTRA and then email at [email protected] (it is possible only after approval of the administration). All Diamond Club participants have a fixed 30% rakeback, but it can be much higher. Upon successful registration, the program participant will be given a target for the next 12 months.
Generate $50 000 in rake per year playing the above specified games, for which you will receive a $5 000 bonus and 40% weekly cashback.
Generate $100 000 in rake per year playing the above specified games, for which you will receive a $10 000 bonus and 50% weekly cashback.
Generate $200 000 in rake per year playing the above specified games, for which you will receive a $20 000 bonus and 60% weekly cashback.
If you often play SPINS, you may have previously received an invitation to join the elite Party Poker club. Therefore, it is worth checking your email for an email from the poker room.
If you've never played on Partypoker, now is the best time to register an account. Whether you're playing cheap tournaments, beating SnGs or grinding cash games, everyone has a chance to get up to 55% rakeback through the weekly rewards program. If you are an active SPINS player – you can always get more, namely 60% cashback upon fulfilling particular requirements within the Diamond Club system. Rake here is quite moderate: 5% for most cash tables, 4-8% for Spins, and 0-25% for tourneys.
Rake in the poker room is automatically charged, you do not need to do anything extra for this. And since rake is a mandatory poker room commission, players cannot avoid paying it.
Party uses a fairly standard “weighted contributed” rake system, where the fee is taken at $0.01 for every $0.20 in the pot at any stakes up to NL1K and at $0.05 per $1.00 pot at higher cash table limits, that is, rake here is 5%.
All Partypoker tournaments are also subject to rake, except for freerolls. The operator takes a fee from each buy-in you pay for participation. For more details, see the rake percentage and how it is calculated in our article.
Yes, the room has a simple and clear partypoker Cashback reward system, thanks to which up to 55% cashback is credited to players' accounts every week.
In addition, there is another option for the loyalty program, namely the SPINS Diamond Club. It is intended for SPINS and SPINS Ultra players. To participate, you need to generate $1 000 in rake in the specified tournaments within a week and opt-in by emailing at [email protected]. The most loyal players will receive up to 60% cashback!
By playing real money poker, you will earn points: from 2 to 4 points for each $1 of rake depending on the game type you play. To start receiving cashback, you need to amass at least 10 points (this is a $0.50 reward). The more points you accumulate, the higher the rakeback %. Funds are credited to your Partypoker account every Monday. To be eligible to earn cashback, you need to opt in to this promotion once.
In case the points balance you've accumulated is between levels, then you will receive cashback in accordance with the last achieved level, and the remaining points will be reset. For example, if you accumulate 315 points, then you will receive $18 for 300 points. And the remaining 15 points will be simply written off.