This is just a reminder. Merge Gaming, the biggest U.S. facing online poker network, ends rakeback for new players June 1, 2011. Players that already have rakeback will be grandfathered in. Players that sign up before June 1st do not have to deposit to receive rakeback. As long as you have created your account by June 1st then you will get rakeback when you decide to deposit. Merge Gaming skins that offer rakeback include Carbon Poker, RPM Poker and Overbet.
Rakeback is 35% paid daily directly to your poker account. The rake formula is weighted contributed. There is also a VIP Program where you can earn another 12% rakeback and rake chases at each room where you can earn up to 25% rakeback. The best part about Merge Gaming rakeback is that nothing is deducted from your rakeback.
Do not put off this opportunity. If you forget to sign up for rakeback before June 1st you will never be able to get rakeback on Merge Gaming ever again. For players in the U.S. it is important to sign up for Merge Gaming now and start playing. Merge Gaming has banned new players from Maryland, Louisiana, Missouri, New York and Washington DC in the last week. You never know when your state could be next.
If you enjoy playing online poker in the U.S. you are running out of options so it is best to sign up now before your state is banned. While I feel it is safe to play online poker on Merge Gaming I advise playing lower limits than you normally would and depositing the smallest amount possible to play the limit you are going to play. Fight for your right to play online poker!