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Progressive Rake Race

What is a Progressive Rake Race?

A progressive rake race is a similar promotion to a regular rake race, but with a difference in how the winners are found and in the prize pool. If you are unfamiliar with how a regular rake race works, then you can read more about it here. This promotion has been created to create more action on the tables and give the players playing a higher return of their rake and give value to all the loyal customers.

Progressive rake races is a relatively new thing to the online poker industry and was first presented back in 2012. The idea behind it was to ensure that as the rake from the players progressed, so would the prize pool they were competing to get. It has since then become very popular among sites and more and more are starting to integrate it into their promotional portfolio. By making the race progressive it allows the race to reach new highs in terms of value, but also in terms of places paid. The biggest rakers will of course always get the top prizes, but there is plenty of space for the hobby players to also get a piece of the pie.

So check with your poker room f they are offering a progressive rake race and how you participate in it, to make sure that you don't miss out on any potential extra value. 

What's the Difference Between a Rake Race and Progressive Rake Race?

There are a few key differences between a regular rake race and a progressive rake race, that you as a player need to be aware of before participating. Below we have listed some of the most important differences, but there may be others, so always check with the poker site.

  • Regular rake races has a fixed prize pool, fixed prizes and fixed amount of winners, while progressive rake races has a constantly rising prize pool, more and more players finishing in the money and growing prizes until the race is over
  • Regular rake races has a prize pool paid from the poker room, while progressive rake races is paid by the players through rake paid on special tables
  • Progressive rake races takes over a part of the prize pool to the next month, providing value for players each month that way, while regular rake races only grow depending on if the rooms wants to add more value

Knowing this will help you determine which type of rake race that suits your playing style the best and help you choose which site you prefer to play on.

How Do I Participate in a Progressive Rake Race?

It is very simple to participate in a progressive rake race. Either you will automatically participate in the race through the site or you will have to opt-in. Opting-in can be done by contacting support or by pressing the opt-in button on the promotion page. Once done you simply need to begin playing and see if you can finish in the money in the race.

If the race is through your affiliate and not through a poker site, then you need to contact your affiliate to know if you can participate in the race and which requirements there is for doing so.