RakeTheRake is the largest and most reputable rakeback affiliate in the poker market. Working in conjunction with all the top poker rooms to increase traffic to their sites, and to secure the best rakeback deals for online poker players.

I was contracted by RTR to setup, configure and integrate a community forum (vBulletin) with their new site. The integration involved creating a bespoke Single Sign-On (SSO) and account synchronisation API with their new site which is built on a non-LAMP platform. This was then extended for Cross Domain Single Sign-On (XDSSO) to cater for an array of partner and peer sites.

vBulletin was employed for the purpose due to its robustness and the ability to extend functionality through the ‘hooks and plugins’ feature. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) was also a key requirement for the deployment, as was affiliate links and banner advertising. The community forum will cater for 10’s of thousands of users.

Skills applied

  • vBulletin
  • jQuery
  • JSON
  • PHP / MySQL

Project info

Project: RakeTheRake.com forums