because of rake....the site takes a small amt (about 5%, capped as you go up the limits) of each hand played, and also puts 10% on tournaments (eg. $1 tournament cost $1.10, of which $0.10 goes to the site)

Originally posted by ImAnAcehole9
Not only rake, think of all the millions of little bankrolls in the poker sites account.....earning interest.

Just 1 million dollars in a conservative account earning 1% interest PA (very conservative) earns $10,000 for sitting there.

Now multiply that by millions upon millions of dollars and you'll find a tidy sum in the end.

In time to come it would be good to be able to stash some of your bankroll away with a site to earn interest as an investment (6 - 12 month) etc

Very true. The amount they must make is huge, I mean UB even gives their top players 5% interest on their bankrolls so I would assume they earn at least 2% more than what they payout.

Originally posted by ImAnAcehole9
Not only rake, think of all the millions of little bankrolls in the poker sites account.....earning interest.

Just 1 million dollars in a conservative account earning 1% interest PA (very conservative) earns $10,000 for sitting there.

Now multiply that by millions upon millions of dollars and you'll find a tidy sum in the end.

In time to come it would be good to be able to stash some of your bankroll away with a site to earn interest as an investment (6 - 12 month) etc

Very true. The amount they must make is huge, I mean UB even gives their top players 5% interest on their bankrolls so I would assume they earn at least 2% more than what they payout.

This why you should not leave large sums lodged with poker rooms. Keep it somewhere where you earn from it not the poker site.