Originally Posted by absoluthamm
Btw...just my two cents, but FullTilt sucks with their points program anyways. The only way you can get any type of cash bonuses or tourney tickets is through IronMan medals or Academy points. The FTPs are really only for merch, which I mean some of it is really nice, but it doesn't really have anything to do with making me more money, lol.
You can use your FTP's to enter satty MTT's for event MTT's .... which pay in tourney entry ticket/s or more FTP's ... but they will result in a hit to your rakeback.
Here's an e-mail I received from RBP today responding to a question I sent about the negative rakeback I am accumulating by playing CC buy-ins and even the OFC game this past Sunday ...
Thanks for contacting RakeBackPros.
Please note that when Full Tilt calculates your rakeback, they may also
make deductions that can affect the amount of rakeback you receive.
The statistics on our website should only be used as a guide as they may
not be completely accurate due to the deductions that Full Tilt makes
when calculating the amount of rakeback to be paid.
If you have used Full Tilt Points to purchase items in the store or for
tournament entries or released parts of a bonus your rakeback may be
Additionally, Full Tilt will make deductions if you have had charge
backs on deposits or made deposits or withdrawals with a payment
processor that has fees which Full Tilt covers the cost for.
Lastly, if you play in a guarantee tournament which has a shortfall of
player, Full Tilt will cover the cost to meet the guarantee and make a
deduction from your net revenue.
^^^ they fail to mention that entry into any game that has a
"$$ added" feature will result in a hit to your rb account...
ie, the CC and OFC type money added games on FT.
If the total value of all these deductions are more than the amount of
rake and juice you’ve generated, your net revenue will be negative.
If your total rakeback is negative at the cut off of the rakeback
period you will not receive any rakeback payments until you have
accumulated enough revenue to cover this amount.
I got approved last week and so far have a negative rb balance of -$1.08
after buying into 2 tourneys for cash and playing 100+ hands of stud hi last week at .10/.20 and .25/.50 ...
After paying the above rakes, it will take an additional ~$4.00
paid at full rake
to get back to $0.
If you want more to read about the FT rakeback at RBP, see >> http://www.cardschat.com/f10/endless-rakeback-saga-ftp-169406/
For those who play a large volume of ring or non-money added games at FT, it's probably a good thing. I've seen a lot of fairly large numbers being returned to players, but it seems this is only if you are playing equally large numbers in regards to total bankrolls. Serious rakeback won't be accumulated by micro players who also play the money added and guaranteed games ... which is where a lot of CC members seem to fit into the numbers.