Poker Propping Turning Losing Players into Winners
While being a poker prop is not all smooth sailing, it is an undeniable fact that poker prop deals have a massive impact on the bottom lines of players. As a matter of fact, there are countless players who were losing before they took up propping and they managed to turn things around for good as a result of the generous prop rewards. Poker props are generally considered to be players who get paid to play by the poker room which hires them. That is not necessarily the case though. In order to be really paid to play, one needs to receive more than 100% rake back, and while there are such deals out there, it’s far from being the norm. Most prop deals fall into the 60-100% range, which is still extremely generous rakeback-wise though.
Why do experts say that it takes a special breed of player to make a good poker prop? What are the potential pitfalls of poker propping?
Poker rooms hire poker props with a goal in mind: they need their services. They do not just throw money at these guys for no reason, they do it expecting to get something substantial in return. The way poker rooms control their props is through the poker propping restrictions. These restrictions spell out the code of conduct for poker props. Some sites feature fewer and less severe restrictions than others, but there are issues on which all parties seem to agree.
Poker props will generally be required to sign in with the prop manager before they begin a session. They will also almost certainly be restricted to certain limits/poker variants, where the poker room’s needs are more acute than elsewhere. A poker prop will never be allowed to berate opponents in any shape or form and the number of poker props allowed at the same table will definitely be restricted as well.
None of these restrictions are aimed at impairing the player’s ability to make money through rakeback though. They’re all aimed at making it possible for the site to get as much value out of the money it throws at its props as possible.