Winning Poker Network: The Beast Rake Race Changes


The Winning Poker Network rooms have always been considered as sites with a high rakeback. Although all players benefit from our exclusive deals, some of them received extra money thanks to The Beast weekly leaderboard. But from February 29, 2020, the payout structure will change, doubling the number of winners but slashing individual payments.


The Beast: rake race features

The Beast is a unique rake race because it doesn't have a fixed prize pool. The prize pool is funded by deducting a fraction of the rake paid at the cash game tables: 2 cents for every 6 cents of rake, capped at $0,24.

By default, there are four different payments: $2,500, $1,000, $250, and $100, and for every $10,334 added to the pool, 1, 2, 5, and 20 prizes are added to each level. And $2,584 are transferred to the next week.

The Beast: When, why, and how will it change?

The following message was shared across all Winning Poker Network skins:

"Starting February 29, 2020, we're making some changes to The Beast. We're doubling the numbers of winners on our weekly Beast leaderboard from approximately 400 to 800 players, although the individual prize values will be halved."

It is worth saying that in the last edition of the race, only 240 players and not 400 received prizes; therefore, after the changes, the total number of payouts should increase to about 500.

For every $10,334 added to the prize pool, the following number of prizes will be added:

  • $1,250 - 2;
  • $500 - 4;
  • $125 - 10;
  • $50 - 40.

Such changes, like many other measures that affect heavy grinders, are presented as necessary to preserve the poker ecosystem and attract more recreational players to the tables. In fact, the possibility of winning money without extra effort would work that way.

On the other hand, grinders and, in fact, all players who had The Beast as a source of rakeback will lose exactly half. As a result, some may decide to stop playing on the network or reduce the volume at least.

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  • VIP rakeback deal;
  • Free layout;
  • Full support seven days a week;

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