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Chico Poker Network changes the rules for affiliates

Author: Vargoso Published: 27.03.21

From April 1, 2021, all Chico Poker Network players registered under affiliates will lose rakeback deals. What are the reasons for this decision and its consequences for the players? We will analyze the situation in this article.

Chico Poker Network changes the rules for affiliates

What will change for Chico Poker Network players?

For most poker players, it's no secret that in recent years the rooms have been looking for as many ways to "optimize costs" as possible and often do this at the expense of the so-called "regs." Recently the US-friendly site Chico has taken a serious step in this direction:

Starting April 1, 2021, all new and old players will lose rakeback deals provided by affiliates at the Chico Poker Network rooms (TigerGaming, BetOnline, SportsBetting).

Hence, players will get bonuses only directly from the room. Be aware that this means that regular rakeback will cease to exist, and the higher rake compared to other sites will have to be compensated only by the profit at the tables and promotions such as races, missions, and first deposit bonus.

Poker ecology above all else?

Of course, any measures of poker rooms that lead to a decrease in value can not please anyone, but this is the situation in modern online poker: the industry has passed the peak of its development, the volume of new money inflows is decreasing while withdrawals are increasing, causing a "disbalance." 

In recent years, the concept of "poker ecology" has become popular, which means creating a healthy balance between regs and casual players. All "balancing methods" have always led to the minimization of the benefits of players for whom poker is a job.

It's not free that Chico Poker Network recently banned the use of converters for trackers and is in no hurry to launch a loyalty system. Now the players who came (or come) to Chico from affiliates will lose another benefit: rakeback deals; their position will become even more equal to the main pool of players.


Regulars are no strangers to such moves in poker rooms. In recent years we have witnessed many examples of changes that have deprived them of some bonuses and benefits provided by us at PokerStars, 888Poker, partypoker, or GGPoker Network. As in all other cases, players have only two options:

  1. Migrate to another room; we will be ready to help all those who choose this path. Top deals are available on Winning Poker Network (PokerKing), iPoker (Betfair, Guts). You can also play against American fans with rakeback at PPPoker and PokerBros, or try your luck on the Asian network IDN.
  2. Adapt to the new conditions and keep playing on Chico. It's plausible that the traffic gets affected in the following months.

The field at the Chico rooms should become even softer in the coming months, and we should expect new measures to level the games during this year.

Advantages of our affiliate service:

  • VIP rakeback deals
  • Professional support seven days a week.

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