February 27 marks the debut of the latest rakeback system from Natural8 – one of Asia’s most popular online gaming platforms. The system is called Cash Drop, which promises an unprecedented 65% rakeback to players.
This new built-in rakeback system will only be implemented to the fast-fold poker tables called Chinese Rush, soon to be renamed Rush & Cash. Cash Drop, as the name suggests, drops randomly chosen sum of money onto the table, producing larger pots and more table dynamics.
Cash Drops: Instant 65% rakeback
R&C promises an instant 65% rakeback to players in the form of intermittent Cash Drops. There will be no loot boxes, spinning wheels or any mission to complete. Free money will simply be dropped unexpectedly into the pot or each player’s chip stacks.
R&C is also supposed to have the lowest rake in the poker industry. Instead of the typical 2 blind structure, R&C plays with a mandatory ante, paid by all seated players, along with a Button Blind. Rake only constitutes 1/5 of the BB, along with the 65% instant rakeback.
|Button Blind||Buy-in||Rake per Hand|
|¥0.10||¥5 ~ ¥25||1/6 Button Blind per Player|
|¥1||¥50 ~ ¥150|
|¥10||¥500 ~ ¥1500|
|No Rake from hands with 5 or less players|
When 500 BB appear on a 6-handed table, 83.33 BB will be added into each player’s chip stacks. Players can then decide to continue or leave the table with the added stack.On top of that, from time to time, 500 BB will automatically be added to each player’s chip stacks. This means players would not need to win the pot in order to claim their share of this value, providing an equal distribution to all seated players. The system is designed so that smaller amounts will go into the pot inducing more action, while larger amounts will be divided and added to every player’s stack right away as a reward.
R&C will initially be offered across 3 stakes: ¥0.10, ¥1, and ¥10, with more stakes to be added in the near future. It will be played in Chinese Yuan (CNY), same as Chinese Rush which made it successful in China. All player balances (in the room’s main currency USD) will automatically be converted into and from CNY at market rate with no additional cost.
¥680,000 Rush & Cash Festival
Subsequently, Natural8 is launching the Chinese Rush & Cash Festival, with ¥680,000 (approx $100,000) in leaderboard prizes throughout the month of March. The festival entails 3 leaderboards, one for each of the 3 R&C stakes on offer, with the largest prize being ¥50,000 plus 900 individual prizes to be distributed.
Players can play as many hands and earn prizes at the end of the promotion based on their rank. Rank will only be determined by the number of hands played. Players can aim for a prize in a specific blind category as prizes are divided for each blind category, or aim to earn multiple shares of the ¥680,000 prize.