Poker Prop FAQ.
Q: What’s a prop player?
A: A prop player is a person who is hired by an online poker room to generate action at the tables. In return for his/her services, the prop player will enjoy certain benefits.
Q: Why are props needed in the first-place?
A: A good online poker room is always looking to improve on the quality of action it offers its players. Creating a straightforward, highly functional and graphically satisfying user interface is only the first part of the equation. What really draws players in, is the action, and this is where prop players come in. They generate action and thus contribute to the improvement of the services the poker room offers, in a big way.
Q: Are prop players paid an actual salary?
A: No, they’re not, but they do receive compensation for their services, compensations which might even exceed the benefits of a fixed salary.
Q: What exactly are these compensations?
A: The industry standard is to offer prop players a 100% rakeback. This is obviously better than the 27-35% rakeback you’d normally get, but it draws a whole bunch of obligations with it, while normal rakeback offers do not come with anything of the sort. 100% rakeback is what you’d normally receive as a prop player, but we have a couple of offers that exceed that, so it’s safe to say some rooms will actually pay prop players for their efforts. In case of a 135% rakeback deal, you obviously receive 35% rakeback as payment, on top of a rake free game.
Q: How does your site help me at becoming a successful prop?
A: Best-poker-rakeback.net will help you by giving you a selection of the best prop offers out there. Also, we will give you relevant and comprehensive information on both the good and bad sides of poker propping, so that you know what you’re getting yourself into. Check our poker prop article for detailed information.
Q: How do I become a poker prop?
A: Simple. Just click one of our prop deals, read up on the details of each of these prop offers and click “sign up” when you reach a decision.
Q: What requirements does a prop player have to fulfill?
A: There are no straight up requirements for prop players. After all, you play on your own money, however, once signed up, you have to:
- act polite towards all other players, no matter how big a jerk you’re facing from time to time.
- play in short handed games and in lots of heads up situations.
- you won’t be allowed to freely frolic around at any limit and at any table you choose.
- play multiple tables most of the time.
Q: I think of myself as a reasonable poker player, however I do seem to have trouble beating most of the games I’m in. Am I a good prop candidate?
A: Technically speaking, anyone can be a prop player. If you’re the kind of guy who has trouble breaking even in loose-aggressive games though, propping is probably not for you.
Q: When signing up as a prop, will I be eligible for the bonuses the given poker room offers otherwise.
A: No, you won’t be.
Q: Are there any limits imposed on the number of raked hands I have to play as a prop?
A: Yes, there usually are. The limit is different from one room to another, but they will set you a minimum number of raked hands that you have to play in order to qualify for the prop offer you signed up for.
Q: Can I earn any kind of bonuses at all as a prop player?
A: Yes, you can. Online poker rooms offer their successful prop players bonuses in much the same way they do so for their regular players, only these bonuses will be different. For example: reach a certain number of raked hands/week and you get a set amount of bonus.