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  • Rakeback for Bronze Star Tournament Players

    Okay. I know there's no true rakeback, just VPP's, but I'm trying to work out what the equivalent is for this category of player.

    Using a $7, 27 Person SNG as an example, the rake (registration fee) is $0.63. For playing one of these you are awarded 3.47 VPP's. I read somewhere that the approximate value of a VPP (same as FPP's for this category) is $0.016. In which case the "rakeback" on these games is 8.81%.

    The calculation I've used is.........................

    (3.47 x 0.016) / (0.63 / 100)

    Now. In the same place that I read about the approximate worth of a VPP, it also stated that the rakeback was between 13% and 19%. The only reason I can think of as to why it should vary is that some games may offer VPP's at a higher rate, but that doesn't explain why both figures are significantly higher than my calculation.

    Does anybody have an answer? Are my calculations wrong? Is the source of my information misleading people?

  • #2
    As an add on. I haven't included the value of Stella Rewards. But it's quite possible that a Bronze Star may go the entire year without earning one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Darkman61 View Post
      As an add on. I haven't included the value of Stella Rewards. But it's quite possible that a Bronze Star may go the entire year without earning one.
      Yeah me last year i only got to 710.

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      • #4
        VPP's

        Originally posted by Darkman61 View Post
        Okay. I know there's no true rakeback, just VPP's, but I'm trying to work out what the equivalent is for this category of player.

        Using a $7, 27 Person SNG as an example, the rake (registration fee) is $0.63. For playing one of these you are awarded 3.47 VPP's. I read somewhere that the approximate value of a VPP (same as FPP's for this category) is $0.016. In which case the "rakeback" on these games is 8.81%.

        The calculation I've used is.........................

        (3.47 x 0.016) / (0.63 / 100)

        Now. In the same place that I read about the approximate worth of a VPP, it also stated that the rakeback was between 13% and 19%. The only reason I can think of as to why it should vary is that some games may offer VPP's at a higher rate, but that doesn't explain why both figures are significantly higher than my calculation.

        Does anybody have an answer? Are my calculations wrong? Is the source of my information misleading people?
        Before 'Black Friday', i was going to start playing for money on PS; at that time I did some research on VPP's. If I recall correctly, the higher your playing status is, the more VPP's you get as a kickback; if that assumption is correct, then the article you referenced, must have been calculating at a different status level (not bronze).

        P.S. Your calculation formular is correct
        .
        "May the cards be with you!"

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        • #5
          Hi,

          Information about rakeback can be found here.

          Example rakeback for playing SNGs as Bronzestar with yearly 750FPP (which would be 62.5 FPP/Month or 18 SNGs of your example limit per Month) would be 16.1%. If you do not reach a Stellar reward it would be around 8.8%.

          Regards
          Christopher
          Last edited by PSOGefallener; Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:38 PM.

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          • #6
            As a Bronze Star, I was able to make 2 Stellar Rewards last year, and I am on track for another 2 this year. It's not hard to get 150 VPP per month, only have to play 5 $1.50 SnGs a day, and that's easy.

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