Everyone knows that if MGR(Monthly Gross Rake) is calculated using the dealt method you receive more than your fair share of rakeback if you are a very tight player. It can be surprising however, just how different your effective rakeback percentage can be depending on your VP$IP.
There are two different methods for calculating rakeback. One uses the “dealt” method, where an equal amount of rake is credited to each player dealt into the hand. The other is the contributed method, where the site calculates how much you contributed to each pot and credits you with rake based upon that contribution. Full Tilt and Poker Stars use the dealt method, where most other sites use the contributed method.
For this analysis, we will be looking at what we call your “Effective Rakeback Percentage,” which is the amount of money you receive in rakeback divided by the amount of rake you actually paid. In contributed rakeback systems, your effective rakeback will be very close to the percentage published by your rakeback provider, unless you tend to put in huge amounts of money and win very few pots. For dealt methods, your effective rakeback percentage can vary quite significantly from ...Continue Reading