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No More Rakeback Program at Merge (Carbon and Aced); VIP to Be Updated

The Merge Gaming Network surprises and removes the rakeback program....

The Merge Gaming Network has announced it is removing it's rakeback program.  This on the heels of last week's news that Sportsbook and Players Only skins (the largest skins on the network behind Carbon) had ceased their current "A-hi" VIP program.  Both PO and SB have said that details of their new VIP plan will be made public by the end of January 2013.  Now, one week later, our partner skins, Carbon Poker and Aced announce that  will be removing their 35% daily rakeback plans effective January 31st.  Read our updated Carbon Poker review.

The information made available to players and affiliates about this change alludes to upcoming changes in the VIP program as well.  Professional Rakeback has been told in no uncertain terms that "points for cash" will still be an option in any new VIP program offered by Carbon and Aced.  Below is the actual post informing players and a snippet of what was sent to inform affiliates today:

 

Players: 

**********Important Rakeback Notice**********

CarbonPoker has decided to remove rakeback entirely as of January 31st, 11:59 PM EST. All players will be transferred from the rakeback program to the VIP program.

This change enables us to offer larger and more beneficial bonuses and ultimately allows for an improved distribution of bonuses to our players.

Players can receive similar benefits and rewards as they would have with the rakeback program through our evolving VIP program. Removal of rakeback applies to all existing and new players. *Please note that VIP points earned by players in the rakeback program are not transferable.

** UPDATE ** And posted a couple hours later on 2+2:  Once I get the go ahead, I will post up the VIP program changes right away. A players ability to earn will be solely dependent on their play. Rewarding players in this way will allow us to offer more promotions, higher in value, which will benefit everyone and more evenly distribute the benefits across the playerbase.

 

Affiliates:

We decided to remove rakeback entirely as of January 31st, 11:59 PM EST. All players will be transferred from the rakeback program to the VIP program. Removal of rakeback applies to all existing and new players.

This change enables us to offer larger and more beneficial bonuses and ultimately allows for an improved distribution of bonuses to our players.

 

If there are any Professional Rakeback players who will be needing a new home with rakeback, we have options on Revolution (Intertops) and The Winning Poker Network (America's Cardroom and True Poker) available.  We are also running a special this week to earn a free $20 just for signing up and depositing on Bodog or Bovada.  Contact us for details, we will find you a new home in the US online poke market!