iPoker vs Party/Stars/FullTilt Rake

  • 10 replies
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Hello!

      As far as I know, stars has the lowest rake + most tables on low-med stakes and even on high.

      Regards,

      Primzi
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      Originally posted by TTT241
      it seems iPoker is rake killer...
      It is. Easily 0.5 BB/100 more than Stars or FT at 1/2, and probably 1 BB/100 on 2/4 and 3/6.
    • TTT241
      TTT241
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      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 452
      Thanks for responses... I am looking for where to go with my BR...

      iPoker seems to have decent trafic, even some loose FR tables at 2/4-5/T = rake 0.6-1BB/100 lower that on SH table...

      And I am hesitating for Stars and FullTilt as they are located outside EU = have to pay taxes... and the time that I did not have to bother about it is gone (winnings < $1,000 in a year).

      $2/4 that is the limit that I would like to play at the moment seems to be on iPoker the biggest rake killer... :(

      Regards

      TTT
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      Aren't Stars in EU?

      And yeah, rake at Stars is the best.
    • TTT241
      TTT241
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      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 452
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man

      no, unfortunately Stars are not in EU.

      TTT
    • andreibalint
      andreibalint
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      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      How about :
      $0.25 for each $5, max $2 for 1/2
      $0.25 for each $5, max $3 for 2/4
      $0.50 for each $10, max $3 for 3/6 plus 30% rakeback?

      They are not PokerStrategy affiliates though.
    • ukcoolcat
      ukcoolcat
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 167
      Originally posted by TTT241

      And I am hesitating for Stars and FullTilt as they are located outside EU = have to pay taxes...

      TTT
      have to pay tax???????????? why is that then? i play on stars, am located in europe but i don't pay tax of any kind.
    • DukeFreedom
      DukeFreedom
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      Joined: 07.04.2008 Posts: 3,511
      You can easily get high rakeback%'s on iPoker skins though, which makes the higher rake not as bad as it sounds though.
    • Dawnfall26
      Dawnfall26
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      Joined: 30.07.2008 Posts: 3,116
      but you have to play a lot to reach those high rakeback rewards which will probably result in 2 things:

      1.you play a lot,which means more mistakes and worse table selection which instantly decreases your winrate

      2.you play less and more efficient but now those bonuses will last forever to achieve since there are not really that many tables to choose and meanwhile you will be working your ass out to be breakeven(which is very decent winrate on ipoker playing 2/4 and 3/6)btw.

      For me no more ipoker and at the same time I cant see leaving pokerstars anytime soon.
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      Nah... Not true.

      It's easy to get direct 45% rakeback, no matter how much rake you make. With additional bonuses, this number can exceed 50%, without grinding.

      If you play enough like me (15k-20k hands per month), you can have up to 75% rakeback. But that's me :)


      If anyone wants to talk about this, you can add me on skype coreysteel85 ;)