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The Joy of Rakeback

The Joy of Rakeback

by adminApril 15, 2010

April 2010

Rakeback is a vital retention tool for online poker rooms and should not be a dirty word, says Karim Wilkins, co-founder and CEO of

I recently attended the European conference in Barcelona, more commonly known as CAP Euro. I was at one of the conference after-parties, when a gorgeous affiliate manager came up to me to ask who I was. I told her my name, that I ran and asked if she’d like a drink. So far so good. ‘So what does your site do?’ she asked. ‘I’m a rakeback affiliate,’ I replied casually. Well from the look on her face you would have thought I had just told her that I shoot newborn puppies for a living. ‘My boss says I am not allowed to talk to rakeback affiliates,’ she said.

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