What will happen with rakeback in 2011? Will rooms like Full Tilt Poker keep offering it? What about smaller poker rooms trying to make a move on the industry such as Carbon Poker? The entire time rakeback has existed there has been the debate that rakeback will destroy online poker. Obviously that has not happened. In fact the money players get paid in rakeback help keep the games afloat.
Rakeback as we know it has existed since 2004. That is a long time in the online poker world. Although Poker Stars, the world’s largest online poker room, does not offer rakeback sites such as Full Tilt Poker and the Cereus Network would almost certainly not be anywhere as big without it. My prediction is that in 2011 every site that allows rakeback will continue with it. In fact I think it is what will help Full Tilt Poker close the gap with Poker Stars.