Americas Cardroom introduced Elite Benefits VIP Program as a way to reward players without a rakeback deal. Now many new players are wondering which offer they should take advantage of. Is the VIP Program better, or should they stay with Rakeback?.
Elite Benefits VIP Program
Americas Cardroom is a top heavy reward system. Players who put in lots of volume will have a much higher rakeback equivalent. Unless you are regular player generating hundreds or thousands of rake each month it will be more lucrative to choose rakeback over VIP rewards.
You are starting from LIEUTENANT. If you generate less than $136 per month you can only count on 8% cash back in form of Medals of Achievement.
If you achieve and maintain CAPTAIN status (minimum $136 per month) you will get 8% cash back from Medals of Achievement and about 9% from $50 cash bonus that you can buy in store for 4500 points. You will have to generate over $590 in rake to collect 4500 points as CAPTAIN.
MAJOR status requires players to earn 3,000 rank points monthly. Players now earn double the combat points from previous levels. At this level there is a $300 cash bonus players can purchase in store. But where the rewards really add up is the higher levels.
To maintain COLONEL level you have to generate 7500 points ($545 in rake) per month. You will get 8% cashback from Medals of Achievement and about 16% from $600 cash bonus that you can buy in store for 50000 points (you will have to generate over $3773 in rake to collect 50000 points as COLONEL).
By earning the required 100,000 points you will reach GENERAL status. Continuing at GENERAL status you can get about 40% cash back from Medals of Achievement and cash bonuses bought in store. At GENERAL level you will also get additiona cash from Levels of Distinction every 100,000 points (additional 3% per level).
Which offer to choose?
Players who earn less than $600 in rake per month will find a 27% rake back deal far more lucrative. The store access and the rewards are enjoyable, but not worth potential loss of revenue. If you are regular player who generates over $600 in rake each month then you should consider switching from to the Elite Benefits VIP Program. Players can lose their rank- but upon signing up to the VIP program, players can easily see how many points they need to earn monthly to maintain their rank, or earn a higher level rank.