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Frequently Asked Questions


Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions regarding rakeback, bonuses, your account and all other stuff related to our website. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact our 24/7 support team at anytime.

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Rakeback / VIP Loyalty

Online Poker Rooms earn their money by automatically taking a cut of the money from pot in every hand you or other players participate. This is called the RAKE and it is how poker sites make money. The amount of rake taken from each pot varies between the sites and limits, but is generally anywhere between $.05 to $3 per hand.

Rakeback is the percentage of your Total Rake which you can receive back directly from a poker room or by using a poker affiliate such as Poker-Business.com. No matter what limits or how often you play, you can get back up to 80% Rakeback by signing up for our highest rakeback deals.

Whether you are a recreational or professional player, you are probably paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in rake each month. By signing up for a rakeback deal you could be getting back at least a third or more of that money back!

In online poker, there are three basic methods of calculating Rake and Rakeback. Some sites have their own methods but in general your rake will be calculated using one of the following methods:

  • Dealt - This is the easiest way of calculating rake. If you get dealt cards in a hand then you are automatically deemed to have contributed to the pot which entitle you for an equal share of the rake taken. It is calculated simply by dividing the amount of rake taken from the table by the amount of players that were dealt cards in the hand.
    Example: Six players get dealt in a hand and there is $3 in rake taken at the table. Each player would receive $0.50 in Total Rake.
  • Average Contributed - This method is very similar to the dealt calculation, but you must contribute something to the pot. A player who folded before the flop and did not contribute any money to the pot, will not get any share of the rake taken from the pot. However, if you contribute at least something to the pot, then you will get an equal share of the total rake taken from the table, no matter how much you contributed.
    Example: 10 players are dealt in a hand but only 4 contribute to the pot (including small blind and big blind) and there is $4 in rake taken. No matter how much you contributed, you would get credit for $1 in Rake.
  • Weighted Contributed - This method is similar to the average calculation, but is different in a fact that you get rake allocated based on how much you contribute to the pot. Weighted method is more beneficial to players who play in a lot of pots.
    Example: The pot at the table is $50 with a $3 rake. If you contributed $25 to the pot then you would receive 50% of the rake ($1.50).

The first step is to create an account on Poker-Business. Once you are logged in to your new account, take a look at our rakeback offers and sign-up at as many poker rooms as you like. Make sure to follow our sign-up instructions on offer review pages so we can ensure that you are tracked to our rakeback program. It's simple as that and you can start playing poker and earning rakeback within 5 minutes!

It depends on the poker room you are playing at. In most cases, your rakeback payments will be paid directly to your poker account by poker sites themselves. In some cases, we will transfer your rakeback to your Poker-Business account. For full payment details and date of payment please view the appropriate poker room review page.

Almost all of your rakeback stats are updated daily under My Account dashboard. Sometimes a site does not provide daily statistics and in that cases your statistics may be updated monthly.

Yes. You will be able to receive sign-up bonuses, as well as other exclusive promotions from poker rooms, even if you receive rakeback from them. Please note that bonuses are often deducted from Total Rake, but it is still much better to receive Rakeback and Bonuses together than either by themselves. For more details please view offer specific review page.

It depends. Some Poker sites do allow conversion of your existing account or they will let you open a new one. We have a special form available for this which you must fill out and submit to us. Once you do, we will be able to review your case with poker room directly and get back to you as soon as possible.


Rakeback deals are fixed % deals which give you a guaranteed percentage of returned rake each month. VIP or Loyalty Programs are usually tiered VIP Programs where you must meet certain Rake or Point requirements in order to receive the awards. For more information please visit offer review pages.

My Account / Payments

All you need to do is create an account on the registration page. After that you will receive an email confirming your registration.

You can edit your profile by simply updating the forms on My Account page. Please keep this information up to date in case we need to contact you.

No worries. Just visit our forgot password tool and request your new login details to be emailed to you.

On My account dashboard select "Detailed Stats" from the menu and enter your date range for the statistics you are looking for. You will be able to filter statistics by poker sites and custom date range.

Any earnings for previous month will be available on the 10th of the current month. You can view your available balance, payment history or request new cash out on the Payments page under My Account.

Refer A Friend

Yes. You can find more information about out referral program here.

By being a Poker-Business member you get a unique referral tracking id which you can use to refer friends and earn commission of their rake. You can find your id link on Refer A Friend page where you can also invite your friends automatically through our user-friendly social media tools.

Yes. You can see your referred friends and track their rake every day under My Account - Referrals tab. You can also view your referral statistics for all of the previous months as well.

Your refer-a-friend commission for the current month will be available on the 10th of the following month on My Account - Payments page where you can see your referral payment history and request a cash out.

Free Poker Money Deals

Free Poker Money deals are mainly targeted to new poker players who are just starting out and do not with to deposit their own money. With Free Poker Money deals you can get your first bankroll for free with NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED! Usually you can receive from $5 to $50 in free poker money.

For more information please visit our Free Poker Money page.

Yes. Poker rooms offer free poker money deals to new players as an incentive to start your poker career. There are absolutely no obligations with this deal and you do not have to deposit a cent in order to receive the free poker bankroll.

To be able to withdraw your bankroll you must meet certain requirements, depending on the poker room. Usually you need to collect a certain amount of poker points or make a minimum deposit before you can withdraw your balance. For more detailed information on this please see the appropriate offer review.


Almost always the answer is yes. We work closely with poker rooms each month to make sure that Rake Races, Freerolls and all other promotions continue to run every month. However, we are not able to 100% guarantee that every promotion will keep running indefinitely as some poker rooms or networks may change their terms regarding exclusive promotions.

We try to update our leaderboards on a daily basis. Please note that sometimes this may not be possible as certain poker rooms may not provide us with leaderboard stats during the weekends. For more information keep visiting the appropriate leaderboard page.

On the leaderboard page you are looking for, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link "View Last Month Leaderboard".

We offer Free DeucesCracked Membership to all of our members who generate at least $500 in Rake per month. You can activate your membership automatically once you reach $500 in Rake.

We also offer Free DragTheBar Membership for members playing on Party Poker, Carbon Poker, Black Chip Poker or Americas Cardroom. There are certain requirements at each of those rooms so please view our DragTheBar page for more information.


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