# What's rake?

• Bronze
Joined: 07.06.2009
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
• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2008
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
• Bronze
Joined: 26.04.2009
rake is exactly taxes, money we hate to pay to the suits
and rakeback is like tax write-offs