What Is Rake?
Monday, 10. May 2010

The rake is one of the main ways that an online poker rooms makes their money. A service fee is taken from every pot in real money ring games by the online poker room. This service fee is known as the rake. The amount of rake taken from a pot is determined by two factors: the stakes of the game and how many players were dealt into the hand. In accumulating loyalty points, players do not have to win the hand in order to have the rake of a particular pot count towards loyalty points, they just have to be dealt into the hand. On average, online poker rooms take a range of rakes on pots, between 3% and 6% rake on each pot, dependent on the stakes of the game and how many players were dealt into a particular hand. There is a maximum rake that an online poker room will take on each pot determined by the stakes of the game and how many players were dealt into a particular hand. The absolute maximum rake that any online poker room will take from any pot, regardless of its size, is around $5.

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