During Winter/Spring 2008, the Ongame network created a new rule for affiliates prohibiting them from including the word ‘rakeback’ in any URLs that had pokersites from the network on their website. Instead, affiliates of the network offer a different ongame deal, called a continuous bonus. This is simply an alternative term for Ongame rakeback. The newest continuous bonuses are, in fact, more advantageous for the end-users, as the payout is typically larger.
The Ongame software was initially the only option for Mac & Linux users who were interested in playing online. The network offers players the opportunity to play its games within a browser (no-download) and also a client-based (downloaded) version. The actual GUI of the applications are not all that pretty, it’s a little difficult to play multi-tabled, but other than that, all regular features (and advanced features) are in place. The network has quite a solid stream of traffic, with 4,000+ users being online during peak periods in ring games, and some 20,000 in tournaments. Most Ongame sites offer the following flavours of poker:
- Texas Holdem
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- 7 Card Stud
- 7 Card Stud Hi/lo
- 5 Card Draw.
All around, it’s a decent network, but you’ll have to contact the owners of their respective websites to find out about their rakeback (or ‘continuous bonus’) offers.