Dealt Rakeback:This is the type of MGR calculation system that most players will be familiar with. Sites such as Party Poker and Full Tilt Poker calculate their MGR in this manner.
To put it simply, if you are dealt cards in a hand, you are considered to have paid rake in a hand, even if you didn't see a flop.
If there are 10 people dealt cards in a hand, and the rake for that hand was 1.00, under a dealt card system each player is considered to have paid 10 cents in rake.
Dealt Rakeback is a huge boon to players who play a tight, aggressive game in full ring play. A player who plays tight is seeing few flops, but with dealt rakeback they earn rakeback for every hand.
Contributed Rakeback:A contributed rakeback system is used most famously by the Boss Network, of which Fortune Poker is a member.
Contributed rakeback requires you contribute money to the pot to be considered to have paid rake in a hand. It does not matter if you pay a blind, or limp in. If you do not contribute to the pot, you have not paid rake under this formula.
To illustrate: If 10 people are dealt cards in a hand, but only the two blinds contribute money to the pot, they are the only two paying rake. So if the rake for the hand is 1.00, each has paid 50 cents in rake under a contributed rakeback system.
Contributed rakeback favors players who play more aggressively, especially in short handed games. This excludes heads up games, of course, where there is no difference between between the two formulas.
Below is a list of the poker rooms that we offer rakeback for, and what method they use.
Dealt Method: Cake Poker, Bodog Poker.
Contributed Method: Aced Poker, Fortune Poker, PKR Poker, Full Tilt Poker.