· Published 26.02.2021 · last updated 20.04.2021

Changes to the Fish Buffet Rakeback programme at the GG Poker (GG) Network

The GGNetwork changes the in-house Fish Buffet Rakeback system of course affects all skins of the network as each automatically participates in the ongoing promotion. Note these changes came into effect for GGPoker and all other skins on the network on February 26th, 2021.

New flat cashback “Platinum” ranks! More flat cashback ranks have been added! Shorter and easier-to-climb Whale ranks added! Whale spins up to 100%! Long, tedious Shark ranks removed!

Good to know!

– Players will receive cashback according to the average cashback % of their current rank.

– Bronze Shark and Black Whale players will have their Fish Points carried over.​​​

– Diamond Shark players will start with 750,000 accumulated Fish Points.

– Whale players will move to one of three new ranks based on their current Fish Points.​

– FP breakpoints are 120,000 and 240,000 FP.​​

Fish Buffet system is renewed to reduce the FPs to earn, and the time limit of the top ranks.

– ‘Black’ rank renamed as ‘Platinum’ rank
– ‘Black Shark’ rank changed to ‘The Platinum’ rank
– Shark ranks unified to ‘Platinum Shark’ rank
– Whale ranks further subdivided into sub-ranks

For Whale & Shark ranks

– FB rank has been changed to a new rank
– Time limit has been reset and will be activated when FPs are newly acquired
– Unspun wheels rewards have been determined, and those rewards plus any uncollected black rewards have been credited to the player balance automatically

The PVI is the decisive factor in the Fish Buffet

A player can have a PVI between 0 and 2 and this will depend on how much rake is counted and how quickly you collect points for the Fish Buffet.

On average, players will be rewarded 100 Fish Buffet points for every $1 paid in rake and fees. This value may vary based on a variety of factors, such as but not limited to: game type or tournament played, player behaviour at tables, and deposit history.

New Fish Buffet Programme Levels and Probabilities

The levels of expected cashback/rakeback have also been slightly adjusted and changed.

Fish Buffet Level

Probabilities of individual Fish Buffet limits

Extreme adjustments have been made here in terms of levels and cash prizes.

Platinum Ranks

New, however, are the Platinum Ranks, with which you no longer have to turn the Fish Buffet wheel. Receive rewards every week at a fixed rate – no more spins and time limits. Platinum ranks are maintained for a year and require certain points for renewal.

  • Every Monday you will receive a reward for the FPs you have collected as a Platinum Rank for the previous week.

  • You have to click on the “Collect” button within the Platinum tab for your rewards to be credited to your wallet.

  • Uncollected rewards will continue to accumulate each week.

You can switch to a Platinum Rank of a lower level/rank.

  • All Octopus, Crab, Shrimps can switch to Platinum Fish
  • All Whales can switch to Platinum Octopus

You need to clear Platinum Whale to become Platinum Shark, and clear Platinum Shark to become The Platinum.

YourPokerDream’s comment on the adjustments to the Fish Buffet

It’s difficult to say because, at first glance, not that much has changed. The basic idea has remained the same and the PVI continues to play a major role. The idea with the Platinum Ranks is a good thing, and it allows more players to receive a fixed percentage back every week. It’s definitely considerably better than before. Players on the lower limits now receive a bit more than before because GG slightly adjusted the Fish Buffet ranks.

You have to generate a good amount of rake in order to achieve the big Black Shark or Diamond Shark Status, so nothing has changed here. But it is also justified as this is of course status for frequent players and high rollers.

What GG wants to make clear to us with the changes is the desire to keep players at the tables, and this can be clearly seen in the introduction of the Platinum Ranks, and in the different levels and cash prizes.

In short: The changes are acceptable and definitely interesting, especially for regular players but also for casual players. Players can still earn up to 60% Weekly Cashback, and even those who do not generate much rake have the possibility to reach a Flat Cashback Status.

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Players must meet the age requirement of 18 years or older to participate in this promotion.

  2. The promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the site.

  3. GGNetwork reserves the right to modify or suspend the promotion at any time.

  4. GGNetwork reserves the right to investigate any players that fall under suspicion of fraudulent activity.

  5. Fish Buffet is a permanent promotion.

  6. Players must earn the required amount of Fish Points within a given time limit to unlock that level.

  7. Upon unlocking a level, players can spin a wheel to win various cash rewards. Cash rewards are awarded immediately after the spin lands on a cash prize.

  8. Any remaining Fish Points after unlocking a level will be credited towards the next level.

  9. The default starting level is Plankton, with five higher statuses to achieve: Goldfish, Shrimp, Crab, Octopus, and Whale.

  10.  If a player does not meet the Fish Points requirement within the time limit, then the player will be demoted to the previous level.

  11.  Should a player earn Fish Buffet points but fail to accumulate the points required to unlock or maintain a level by the end of any given qualification period, that player will receive 10% of the cash value of the points accumulated towards the level at that time. Any points earned during an unsuccessful qualification period are disregarded for the purposes of calculating any subsequent level changes.

  12. In tournaments with overlay, FP will be generated less in correlation with the overlay amount.

GGNetwork standard rules apply.

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