Wednesday, October 12, 2005

PartyPoker Will Not Allow Rakeback

Ok it appears the dust is settling a bit. There has been a ton of confusion and speculation the last few days regarding what PartyPoker will do regarding RakeBack.

They have just sent the following email to many many people:

Hi XXXXXX does not permit affiliates to promote rakeback (or any other
discount schemes) to players. There are rumours that we are offering /
endorsing rake back to affiliates. These are false claims and we are taking
action against anyone who claims to have "special deals" with us.

If you are in touch with 'high-volume' players seeking incentives, you may
let them know that there are multiple special offers for players running on
the site right now. Please request your players to log in to their accounts and see what offer(s) are available to them. (If
they have not received anything yet, they may write to

We now have a team that services the needs of high volume players. Please
let us know if you are in touch with any such players and I will be happy to
introduce them to this team.

We would love to work with you to get new players and increased revenues on



This is in response to a very explicit email that I had sent to PartyPoker asking for rakeback for a very large group of players with hi-volume.

So it appears that Party has struck down their mighty hand and they are not allowing Rakeback on their site. They are allowing increased bonuses to their high volume players so this may be a way for some to go.

Any affiliate who openly recruits players is putting himself at risk of being shut down by PartyPoker. Any method of receiving any portion of your rake returned from PartyPoker is going to have to be done out of public view and 'under the table'. I have set this blog up as a PartyPoker affiliate and we currently have over 20 players in our group. If you would like more information about being a part of our group and bringing your play back to PartyPoker send an email to

Thanks for reading, now get back to the tables!

Wild Bill