Wednesday, June 10, 2009

'Cause Bullet Points are All the Rage

* Still alive. Still very busy.

* I'll be heading out to Vegas again this year for the Main Event, scribbling scribblings for the 2009 WSOP blog at the bwin Poker Blog. I'm actually fairly psyched to go this year, except for the house I'm remodeling that must get done before I leave on June 30th, which is increasingly becoming doubtful.

* Still plugging away at the real estate grind. If real estate is an easy way to get rich quick, I'm apparently doing something wrong.

* Still at the day job. Sweet mother of Jebus.

* Thanks to Al for all his work with the BBT series. I played a handful of events in the latest series, which usually consisted of signing up, getting seated, and immediately thinking "It's late and I'm tired, why the hell did I sign up for this?" and finding some way to donk off my chips so I could go to bed. I did check out the ToC action, as I was playing some other tournies at the same time, and I have to say the finish was about as awesome a finish as could be hoped for. GG actyper, and try not to donk out of the Main Event as quickly as last year.

* Still play a decent amount of the online pokers, mostly at Cake. Final tabled two of their WSOP finals but no love. Did have two nice scores in their bigger Sunday tournies, and a 2nd in a rebuy tourney in the last month.

* Free investing advice o' the day: commodities, ftw!

Best Rakeback

Best Rakeback is yet another player on the poker rakeback scene, offering various rakeback deals (including Absolute rakeback and Cake Poker rakeback) to many of the top online poker sites.

Rakeback deals have grown in popularity and prominence in recent years, and for good reason. Like death and taxes, rake is inevitable no matter what poker room you play at, and can add up to a very sizable amount if you're a high volume player. If you play a lot of poker, even at lower stakes you may very well be generating thousands of dollars a month in rake, money which in the past has typically all gone into the pocket of the online poker site you're playing at.

With a rakeback deal, though, a percentage of that money (usually 20-35%) comes back to you, as sites such as Best Rakeback have emerged that work out deals with the online poker sites to return a set percentage of rake back to members who are players at that site. Instead of losing all the money you play in rake, a chunk of it goes back into your bankroll, which can definitely help to pad your account balance.

Best Rakeback offers rakeback deals at most of the major sites that allow rakeback (including Full Tilt, Cake Poker, Carbon Poker, and others) and members get access to ananimated rakeback graphing system that shows them exactly how much rakeback they've earned at any given point in time. Users can cash out their rakeback direct to certain poker rooms or request payment by check, bank wire, or other payment methods. Best Rakeback also provides members with support staff and a ticketing system to ensure that any concerns or problems they have are quickly addressed.