Players searching to sign up for a PokerStars rakeback deal will have to follow the procedure above carefully to qualify for this rakeback equivalent deal offered directly from pokerstars.com. It is important to understand that the rakeback system used by pokerstars comes through the VIP system which is available to new and existing players at pokerstars.com. New players signing up for this exclusive PokerStars rakeback deal will be enabled to qualify for the 100% sign up bonus for deposits up to $600 which is applicable through the PokerStars Bonus Code plus they will be enrolled on the VIP system which is a rakeback equivalent program which pays up to 50% direct rakeback straight in to your pokerstars account. An in depth full explanation of how the PokerStars VIP program works and how FPP’s are exchanged for VPP’s at each VIP level is available below; it is important to take the time and read how the PokerStars VIP Program works in order to appreciate that it returns more rakeback to loyal players although it is an indirect rakeback equivalent.
- The PokerStars VIP Program
- BronzeStar 5-8%
- SilverStar 7.5-12%
- GoldStar 10-16%
- PlatinumStar 12.5-20%
- Supernova 17.5-28%
- SupernovaElite 25-32%
More quality participation means a higher VIP level as the PokerStars rakeback equivalent is based on FPP (Frequent Player Points). It is important to understand that in contrast to other poker rooms PokerStars does not pay out direct rakeback to its players accounts; this pokerstars rakeback equivalent offer is based clearly on FPP’s and it can be considered a higher value deal than normal rakeback deals as it offers an excellent structured loyalty scheme which rewards loyal and quality players for their participation on both ring games and tournaments hosted at pokerstars.com.
In reality the PokerStars rakeback system applicable through the VIP program will enable players with higher statuses (players that have been working on their status for a while) to receive better returns as there FPP’s will be calculated on a much higher equivalent in contrast to new players. The VIP program hosted at pokerstars.com is considered to be the most well designed loyalty program offered by any online poker room online today as it is gives both new and ongoing players the opportunity to work on their game and climb the ladder. The FPP’s (PokerStars Rakeback Equivalent) which are accumulated can be traded (exchanged) for tournament participation, merchandise available at the site, electronics or special promotions which are hosted every month enabling you to claim anything from an ipod to a Porsche Cayman.
In addition to the sign up bonus, the above listed pokerstars rakeback returns and the stellar awards which pay up to 6% additional indirect rakeback, players now receive what PokerStars communicates as milestone bonuses which add up in total to the total value of the VIP Club (PokerStars Rakeback Equivalent). The milestone bonuses pay players amounts ranging from $1,000 all the way up to $5000 for every 100,000 PokerStars VPP’s earned and accumulated; below we have listed how the structured returns pay loyal players and add up to the total value of being a loyal player at pokerstars.com.
- Structured Returns
- $1,000 paid for 100,000 VPPS accumulated
- $3,400 paid for 200,000 VPPS accumulated
- $3,600 paid for 300,000 VPPS accumulated
- $3,800 paid for 400,000 VPPS accumulated
- $4,000 paid for 500,000 VPPS accumulated
- $4,400 paid for 600,000 VPPS accumulated
- $4,600 paid for 700,000 VPPS accumulated
- $5,000 paid for 800,000 VPPS accumulated
PokerStars Rakeback Equivalent Payments are fully automatic and communicated in the cashier section where players have full and live track of what they are entitled to for each VIP level they reach depending on how many VPP’s they have accumulated over time by participating in both ring games and tournaments hosted at the card rooms powered by pokerstars.com. It is well mentioned that although this deal cannot be considered to be a direct rakeback offer it can be considered to be more value for money and participation as it has been commented by respected poker blogs, poker directories and poker journals to be the most well thought loyalty program ever offered from any online poker room.
Earning your VIP status is something that adds up by playing in real money qualifying hands and adding up FPP’s which is short for Frequent Player Points; these hands can be part of ring game participation or tournament participation, the more hands you play the higher the indirect pokerstars rakeback becomes. It is important to understand that for each cash game with a big blind equal to $2 or less 1 FPP is gained each time you participate in a hand of which rake has reached $0,40; you need to be able to see the flop in order to be able to qualify for rakeback. In a similar pattern the rule implies itself to heads up tables hosted at pokerstars.com as all games with blinds starting above $4 the rake is required to reach $1 in order for 1FPP to be circulated with the 2nd FPP circulated when the rake reaches $2 for 6 max games or $3 for other tables, the 3rd FPP will be distributed when the rake attains $5. In difference to ring games in tournaments hosted at the worlds largest card room 5 FPP’s are rewarded for every $1 paid in tournament entry fees.
The above presented 6 levels of VIP status which can be earned by new and returning players at pokerstars.com are defined by how many FPP’s a player has on hand. Below you can see the statuses from lowest to highest with notes in regards to what amount of FPP’s are required to reach each respective status.
- The PokerStars VIP Club
- Bronze Star – | –
- Silver Star 750 FPP’s | Month
- Gold Star 3,000 FPP’s | Month
- Platinum Star 7,500 FPP’s | Month
- Supernova 100,000 FPP’s | Year
- Supernova Elite 1,000,000 FPP’s | Year
To better understand how FPP’s correlate to VPP’s at each level you should realise that based on your status you receive a relevant VPP’s. At entry level Bronze 1 FPP is equal to 1 VPP where at Silver you receive 1.5 VPP for each FPP you exchange, at Gold level 1 FPP buys you 2 VPP’s where at Platinum the multiplier increases to 2.5 only to expand to 3.5 at Super Nova and all the way up to 5 at the most prestigious status a player can earn and hold at pokerstars.com the almighty Super Nova Elite. Although the whole procedure might look like a big bad nasty headache regardless to the fact that our editors have done their very best to make the pokerstars rakeback equivalent something that does not look like rocket science we do understand that you might need to read over again to best understand how things work and what you receive at each level.
The bottom line is that VPP’s is where the juice is as players can pick to exchange them for money or gifts or goods offered in the PokerStars cashier. It is only fair to say that the PokerStars VIP Club or PokerStars Rakeback equivalent as abbreviated by poker players is a program that will reward most the player that puts in the most hours at the tables; the total value of the offer is averaged at 32% but in reality starts at 15% upon entry level and can reach up to 75% rakeback equivalent for the talented player.
New players will have to enter the PokerStars Bonus Code and additionally will have to couple the bonus code with PokerStars Marketing Code PSP13011 and state that they have been referred by http://luckyroom.com in the appropriate area they will reach upon registration. Players that would like to read more about pokerstars.com if they have not found the information they were searching for on the PokerStars Rakeback section will have to follow the link to the PokerStars Review.