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|Rake Method||Weighted Contibuted|
|Rakeback Payment||VIP Upgrade, Points for Cash Exchange|
|When Paid||Rakeback paid every Monday for play during the previous week|
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When you sign up for Red Star Poker rakeback through Rake Tracker you will receive 36% rakeback. That is the highest rakeback allowed on the Revolution Gaming Network. To calculate your rakeback, Red Star Poker uses the dealt method which is ideal for tighter players. This is due to the fact that players get credit for rakeback even though no contribution to the pot is made.
Red Star Poker automatically pays rakeback weekly directly to your Red Star Poker account. Payments are made each Thursday for the previous Wednesday through Tuesday period. You can check your rakeback stats in the Red Star Poker software. By clicking on your “My Account” section in the client, you will see a stats button where you will be able to view your updated stats on a daily basis. Red Star Poker does not deduct anything from MGR.
RedStar Poker does not deduct anything from MGR. However, rakeback players will earn FPPs at ½ the normal rate as non-rakeback players. Despite this fact, rakeback players are much better off than non-rakeback players.
Do not use Red Star Poker Refer a Friend program when you sign up as it will prevent you from receiving rakeback. Players may only have one rakeback account on the Revolution Gaming Network. To change rakeback skins a player must not log into their Revolution Gaming account with rakeback for 90 days.
Established in 2005, Red Star was originally a standalone room that catered to Russian players. In 2006, Red Star Poker moved to the Cake Poker Network, which is now called the Revolution Gaming Network. Players from around the world can play on Red Star Poker except for the United States.
No Limit Hold'em is the cash game of choice at Red Star Poker, but limited action is also available at Limit Hold'em and PL Omaha. Weekly $50,000 guaranteed tournaments are now scheduled for the newly rebranded network. Players can also buy-in to special SNGs or MTTs with Gold Chips or Gold Cards.
Red Star Poker offers 36% rakeback along with a 250% up to $1500 sign-up bonus and frequent reload bonuses usually offered every month. Players can also get extra incentives with Gold Chip and Gold Cards, earned at real money games. The Loyalty Levels Rewards program is the Red Star Poker in-house VIP program that awards cash, bonuses and Gold Chips when reaching one of many milestones. Rake Tracker also offers a huge monthly Rake Chase for our players.
No Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit tables of $1/$2 and above and fixed limit games have segregated player pools. Lock Poker, the flagship of Revolution Gaming, and the other skins do not share these games. A new system is being created that would once again merge player pools at these games. This new system called Fair Play will create a ranking system that will prevent large winning players from sitting at tables populated by losing players.
|Deposit and Withdrawal Methods|
|Low Success Rate for US players|
|Low Success Rate for US players|
Player to Player Transfers: Yes, $5 minimum. Transfer by going to "Cashier" and then the "Transfer." Player can make one transfer per day. Both players must have active real money accounts.
Bonus: 110% up to $1500
Referral Bonus Code: RAKETRACK
Clear Rate: 16.67 FPPs per $1 of bonus money.
Earning FPPs Points: Each players earn 0.50 in FPPs for every $1 in rake taken from the table. At MTTs or SNGs, players will earn 3.5 FPPs for every $1 in tournament fees.
Additional Terms: The bonus will release in $5 increments. Any bonus not released will expire 90 days after your first deposit. Bonuses are not deducted from MGR.
Reload and Account Specific Bonuses: RedStar Poker usually offers a 25% up to $100 reload bonus for a 3-4 day period during some part of the month. The clearance rate is the same as the sign-up bonus -- 16.67 FPPs per $1 of bonus money. Players can also earn cash bonuses as part of the Gold Stacks Rewards Program.
|Rakeback Equivalents -- Cash Games|
|Cash Games||Full Ring||Shorthanded|
|Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent||27%||18%|
|Adds to 36% RB||27% (63% total)||18% (54% total)|
|Rakeback Equivalents -- Tournaments|
|Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent||21%|
|Adds to 36% RB||21% (57% total)|
Red Star Poker offers No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit Hold'em with games primarily available at No Limit up to $3/$6 and Limit Hold'em up to $1/$2. The tables at Red Star Poker are offered with 2, 6, or 9 seats. There is also available action at Fixed Limit and Pot Limit Omaha. Games are usually only seen running at tables up to $2/$4 for Fixed Limit Omaha, however. A Stud button is viewable on the Red Star client, but we have yet to see any tables present. All other cash game action can mostly be seen at PL Omaha up to $10/$20.
At No Limit Hold'em, Red Star offers tables with two buy-in levels -- standard and shallow. Players can buy-in to Shallow tables with 20 to 50 times the big blind. At standard tables, the buy-in range will be between 30 to 50 times the big blind.
In the lobby under Real Money Texas Hold'em No Limit games, blue "Pro" tables will be visible at limits of $5/$10 and $10/$20. At 7 PM ET Monday through Friday, players can watch and/or play against top pros such as Phil Laak.
|Hold'em||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|No Limit||2,6,9||$0.02/$0.04-$500/$1000||Up to $10/$20||Turbo, Shallow|
|Fixed Limit||2,6,9||$0.02/$0.04-$100/$200||Up to $4/$8||Turbo|
|Omaha||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|Pot Limit||2,6,9||$0.02/$0.04-$500/$1000||up to $10/$20|
|Omaha Hi/Lo||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|Pot Limit||2,6,9||$0.02/$0.04-$25/$50||up to $0.20/$0.40|
Other Games: N/A
Red Star Poker offers many guaranteed tournaments throughout the day, with the biggest multi-table tournaments offered during the American evening. The biggest regular tournament at Red Star is a $25,000 guarantee held each Sunday at 3 PM ET. The buy-in for the event is $150+$12, however players can qualify for the event via much cheaper satellites. At 1 PM ET on Sunday’s Red Star Poker will hold their second largest weekly tournament – a $15,000 guaranteed with a $100+$9 buy-in. The largest daily event is a $50+$5 $5,000 guaranteed tournament held daily at 6 PM ET.
Satellites to some of the most prestigious events in the world are offered throughout the year at Red Star Poker. Satellites are offered for events such as the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour and the Aussie Millions, all of which have prize pools in the millions of dollars. Satellites to these events have buy-ins as low as $2 so virtually anybody has a chance to hit it big.
Players can also enter Gold Chip Sit N Gos or Gold Card tournaments that will award cash prizes, Gold Chips or satellite entries to the most popular tournaments at Red Star Poker. Some tournaments with older/high rank Gold Cards can provide significant value to players. Gold Chips will be awarded for generating rake; Gold Cards are awarded randomly to player on a table once the table has a hit a predetermined rake threshold.
|$110k Pro Elite Bounty||$109+$9||Sunday at 4 PM ET/20:00 GMT||$100k||Yes|
|$80k Super Stack||$500+$9||Sundays at 5 PM ET/21:00 GMT||$80k||Yes|
|$15k Guaranteed||$200+$15||Daily at 9 PM ET/1:00 GMT||$15k||Yes|
Except for a few Heads-up and low buy-in Fixed Limit Sit N Gos, all of the available SNG action is at No Limit Hold'em. Sit N Go tables are offered with buy-ins ranging from $1 up to $5,000. Players can mostly be seen playing at the tables with buy-ins below $33, however. Red Star Poker offers their Sit N Go tables with 2, 6 or 10 seats. Limited multi-table action is also available with 20 or 30 seats, but games are generally only seen at the smallest buy-in levels.
Red Star and the Cake Network do a good job of offering variety to their players. SNGs can be found in the following types: Turbo, Super Turbo, Double-Up and Kamikaze. Blinds will increase every 6 minutes at Turbo tables, down from 10 minutes at standard SNGs. At Super Turbo tables, blinds increase chaotically every 2 minutes. Double Up SNGs award the top half of the field with double their buy-in. These SNGs are great for players that like to play a tight, smart game. Finally, with Kamikaze SNGs players will be required to go all-in every hand.
Due to the many different types of SNGs that can be found at Red Star Poker, the buy-in fees will vary. Standard SNGs tend to be at about 10% of the buy-in or a little lower, whereas faster SNGs such as Turbo or Super Turbo are closer to 5% of the buy-in. This also applies to the Double Up SNGs.
Players can also use Gold Chips to buy-in to special Gold Chip SNGs. These tournaments will award satellites into guaranteed tournaments or bounty events, cash prizes or additional Gold Chips, which can be used to purchase merchandise and cash bonuses. These tournaments are viewable via the yellow Gold Chip icon under "Tournaments."
|Red Star Poker Rake Schedule|
|# of Players||2||3||4||5-9|
|Fixed Limit||$.02/.04-$.05/$.10||$0.01 per $0.15, $0.50 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $1 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $1 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $2 max (6.7%)|
|Fixed Limit||$.10/$.20||$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $1 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $3 max (5%)|
|Fixed Limit||$.25/.50-$.50/$1||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)|
|Fixed Limit||$1/$2||$0.25 per $5, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)||$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)||$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)|
|Fixed Limit||$2/$4 and Up||$0.50 per $10, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.50 per $10, $1 max (5%)||$1 per $20, $2 max (5%)||$1 per $20, $3 max (5%)|
|No Limit||$.01/.02-$.05/$.10||$0.01 per $0.15, $0.50 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $1 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $1 max (6.7%)||$0.01 per $0.15, $2 max (6.7%)|
|No Limit||$.10/$.20||$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $1 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $3 max (5%)|
|No Limit||$.25/$.50 and up||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $3 max (5%)|
Example: At a $1/$2 fixed limit Hold'em game with 6 players seated and dealt cards, $0.25 in rake would be taken for each $5 in the pot up to a total of $1 in rake. Once the pot reaches $20, no further rake is taken. "5%" represents the % of the pot that is raked from the table at the time the rake is taken. Because many pots do not end up being raked (i.e. if no flop is seen) or if the pot is in between rake levels, effective rake levels are lower.
Red Star Poker players earn FPPs when playing real money cash games and tournaments at Red Star Poker. Players can also earn Gold Chips at a rate of 1 per 100 FPPs earned. Gold Chips can be used to enter special tournaments.
|Red Star Poker Store|
|Item||Gold Chips||Value of Gold Chips|
|$10 Bonus Cash||40||$0.25|
|Amazon $100 Gift Certificate||400||$0.25|
Red Star Poker's in house VIP program, the Loyalty Levels Rewards Program, can be taken advantage of by rakeback players. The Loyalty Levels Rewards Program consists of 50 levels paying Gold Chips, bonuses and cash prizes to players who complete a stack.
Players will be required to earn Gold Chips to complete a Stack. Once the Stack is completed, the player will be rewarded a prize based on how fast the stack was completed. A minimum prize is awarded with no time requirement, a "Turbo" reward will be given when a Gold Stack is completed within 4-6 days and a "Super Turbo" reward will be awarded to those that complete the stack within 3 days. Depending on the level, the player will either complete another Stack in the level or move on to the next level. The further a player advances in the program, the higher the rewards will be.
Players cannot lose a level if they are in levels 1-10. Once players advance past this milestone, they will be required to earn 3 Gold Chips over two consecutive months to maintain the status.
Gold Cards are rewarded to the table once a predetermined rake amount has been hit, believed to be around $20. The higher the stakes that are being played, the more often Gold Cards will be rewarded. Once the rake level is reached, a Gold Card will be given randomly to one player at the table. The higher the rank of your Gold Card, the rarer it is and thus more valuable the card will be for use in future promotions.
Gold Cards can be used to enter multi-table tournaments, Match and Win promotions and for use in the Gold Card Exchange.
Each Sunday, Red Star Poker will run a $1,000 that players can enter with just one Gold Chip.
Red Star Poker runs exclusive MTT leaderboards for players in specific tournaments. Prizes will be given away for each round, held twice a month. Players will earn points based on their performance in each tournament during the round.
|Loyalty Levels Rewards Program|
|Level #||FPPs Per Stack||Tiers in Level||Gtd Prize||Turbo Prize||Super Turbo Prize|
|0||100||1||1 GC||2 GC||3 GC|
|1||200||1||2 GC||4 GC||6 GC|
|2||300||1||3 GC||6 GC||9 GC|
|3||400||1||4 GC||8 GC||12 GC|
|4||500||1||5 GC||10 GC||15 GC|
|5||600||1||6 GC||12 GC||18 GC|
|6||700||1||7 GC||14 GC||21 GC|
|7||800||1||9 GC||17 GC||26 GC|
|8||900||1||10 GC||20 GC||30 GC|
|9||1000||1||12 GC||24GC||36 GC|
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