We have received numerous messages about GGNetwork rule changes.
Due to changes that were brought in on February 1st we had to end our popular rake chase at GGPoker, while the rake chase that was planned for Natural8 could not go ahead as planned.
Some of you might have noticed that there are still some affiliates who simply ignore such rules or work with a skin of the network that does not communicate this correctly.
We would like to again assure you that the same rules apply to all players/affiliates/skins of the GGNetwork. We at YourPokerDream always take such matters very seriously and stick to the rules when some others don’t.
Of course, we fully understand your confusion and the questions regarding rake races from other affiliates. Because of your many messages we investigated the matter and also specifically asked about the rake chase of a competitor. Natural8 says that such a rake chase is completely okay, but that’s most likely due to faulty communications internally.
If other affiliates continue to ignore this rule, and if Natural8 still say it’s fine, then we will indeed run a Rake Chase for them. But please understand that we will wait a few more days in order to see how matters develop.
The new rules for a rake chase at the GGNetwork are as follows:
1. There is no mention of the proportional relation of prize to rake. (e.g. 30% value, 12.5% value descriptors will no longer be allowed).
2. There must be a fixed prize guarantee, such as only $20,000 in total can be paid via a Rake Chase for all players who participate.
3. Only a limited amount of players can receive a prize.
This means that it is absolutely impossible to hold the same type of rake chase that we have been doing thus far. Rake chases per se are not completely prohibited, but it would be feasible only with a kind of race that has a limited prize pool and a limited number of places to make sure that not every player automatically receives a prize.
The GGNetwork definitely does not want every player to receive some kind of fixed rakeback when they generate a certain amount of rake. But that was exactly the case with the rake chases that all affiliates offered before, because absolutely every player received a prize depending on the target they reached.
We could debate whether that makes sense and whether we could even call it rakeback, but it is academic as GG have decided that it is, and everyone has to accept it. It’s that simple!
We thank you for your understanding, and we hope that this topic has now been clarified.