Our goal is 100% transparent, ethical rakeback.
Some poker sites have complex rules for reducing rakeback, often varying depending on what country you live in. Most poker rooms take bonuses out of rakeback as standard practice. Others take out fees which are levied on them by the payment processors you use, such as NETeller. Some poker sites deduct tournament overlays and redeemed points purchases as well. We will strive to always display these rules to present a clear and honest picture so that there are no suprises.
For example, until CryptoLogic recently changed their network rakeback rules, many affiliates were advertising Sun Poker rakeback offers as high as 50% and Sun Poker even encouraged them to do so. In the fine print, Sun Poker used to take out 22.5% of gross MGR as an "admin fee" and paid out rakeback based on the reduced number. We believe that to have advertised 50% at Sun Poker without explaining the situation clearly is unethical and we will never do anything like this.
Players should also be wary of so-called "VIP Offers", usually used to advertise rakeback at iPokerNetwork rooms. Many of these offers are complex and unethical rakeback providers often intentionally misrepresent the true value of these offers to get you to signup. In some cases, unethical rakeback providers have been known to mislead players by advertising a "VIP Offer" as equivalent to a specific rakeback % which is only achievable for players who generate upwards of $10-15,000 in rake a month - yet these affiliates will misrepresent these offers to lower volume players without clarifying how much play is required to achieve the top tier VIP levels. Or you might hear an affiliate (somewhat cheekily) offer you 65% *net (which can mean a FAR lower % as * net usually means after network fees are removed) - other (less cheeky and more clearly unethical) affiliates might just offer you 65% and then, once you've signed up, notify you that the 65% is heavily reduced down to 40% in reality).
Trust, but always verify - and don't rush into hasty decisions. We are always happy for you to run questions regarding other affiliate offers by us and we will strive to give you as honest and complete answers as we can - and if we don't know, we will simply say so!
That's our promise to you. And we will always stand by it.