What's rake?

    • martins1337
      martins1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.06.2009 Posts: 272
      as you can see in this hand

      AddictiveNature posts the small blind of $0.01
      martins1337 posts the big blind of $0.02
      The button is in seat #9
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to martins1337 [Ah Ks]
      pursixxx folds
      Monstar27 calls $0.02
      ten1991 has 15 seconds left to act ten1991 folds
      kotool calls $0.02
      jeka50 folds coreyln09 has 15 seconds left to act coreyln09 folds AddictiveNature folds
      martins1337 raises to $0.10
      Monstar27 has 15 seconds left to act Monstar27 raises to $0.28
      kotool folds
      martins1337 raises to $0.40, and is all in
      Monstar27 calls $0.12
      martins1337 shows [Ah Ks]
      Monstar27 shows [As 8h]
      *** FLOP *** [6d 5h 2c]
      *** TURN *** [6d 5h 2c] [2d]
      *** RIVER *** [6d 5h 2c 2d] [6s]
      martins1337 shows two pair, Sixes and Twos
      Monstar27 shows two pair, Sixes and Twos
      martins1337 ties for the pot ($0.39) with two pair, Sixes and Twos
      Monstar27 ties for the pot ($0.39) with two pair, Sixes and Twos
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $0.83 | Rake $0.05


      i lost 1 cent because of rake.
      is rake like taxes?

      thanks.
  • 2 replies
    • kingdippy2008
      kingdippy2008
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.08.2008 Posts: 2,107
      Hello martins1337,

      Taken from the PokerStrategy Glossary;

      The rake or chop is the house's cut of each and every pot. A hand where a rake is taken is called a raked hand. The conditions for and amount of the rake are different. Usually, a rake of 5% of the pot is taken as long as a certain threshold amount is exceeded. The amount of the maximum rake per hand is also constrained according to the particular establishment and limit.


      On most sites rake is 5% but on some others they increase rake % on lower limits. There is no way to aviod rake, its a fee you have to pay in a hand. Its how Poker sites make there money ;)

      Best Regards and Good Luck!

      -Jack
    • zhenzhenZHEN
      zhenzhenZHEN
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.04.2009 Posts: 190
      rake is exactly taxes, money we hate to pay to the suits :(
      and rakeback is like tax write-offs