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Poker news | Oct 23, 2020

What is Poker Rake?

By RTR Dennis

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What is Rake?

Rake in poker is something that all players need to consider at the table. Essentially, the rake is a fee taken by the online poker site or casino. It covers operating costs and overheads, but there are ways you can claim your rakeback.

How is Rake Calculated?

Rake is a commission charged by the casino or cardroom and covers overheads. In poker tournaments, it might be as high as 15% of the tournament fee. In a cash poker game, the pot might be charged a 5% rake, normally up to a maximum of £/$/€5 or £/$/€10.

Rake in poker is charged by every card room, but the amount varies from website to website.

Pot Rake

The pot rake is a fee charged on cash games. Rake is generated as a proportion of the pot. The hand must go to a flop to qualify for rake.

There is normally a maximum to the amount of rake that will be taken from the pot. So, if a casino charges 5% rake on cash game pots, there will usually be a maximum of £/$/€10 taken.

For example, imagine you’re playing a £/$/€1/£/$/€2 Texas Hold’em game and the pot is £/$/€60 at showdown. The casino takes a 5% rake, up to £/$/€10 maximum.

In this hand, the casino would take 5/100 x £/$/€60, or £/$/€3.

Let’s say the pot is £/$/€600. The casino will take its 5%, but the max rake of £/$/€10 will easily be reached; 5% of £/$/€600 is £/$/€30, but only £/$/€10 will be taken.

Because pot rake is popular with most low and medium-stakes poker players, it’s the method most widely used at top online poker sites.

What is Rakeback?

"Rakeback" occurs when a portion of your rake is refunded back to you.

For instance, let's say that you have played 40 hours worth of $1/$2 cash games over the course of a week. To make things simple, let's say that you paid $1,000 in rake to the poker room.

If the online poker room has a 40% rakeback promotion, this would mean that you would receive $400 back into your account on every Monday. This is "rakeback".


Why should you sign up?

Firstly, It’s essentially free money, it’s money that would otherwise go straight to the poker room and you would never see it again. If you sign up with us you can start claiming rakeback at some of the largest online poker rooms.

Here at RakeTheRake.com we pay between $1 and $15,000 back to players each month regardless of whether they win or lose. This is in addition to all the extra promotions that we run plus the bonuses and extras that you get directly from the poker rooms. In fact, rakeback is an important technique for maximizing an online poker player's bankroll.

So sign up at RakeTheRake today and start earning your rake back!










What is Rakeback?

"Rakeback" occurs when a portion of your rake is refunded back to you.

For instance, let's say that you have played 40 hours worth of $1/$2 cash games over the course of a week. To make things simple, let's say that you paid $1,000 in rake to the poker room.

If the online poker room has a 40% rakeback promotion, this would mean that you would receive $400 back into your account on every Monday. This is "rakeback".

Why should you sign up?

Firstly, It’s essentially free money, it’s money that would otherwise go straight to the poker room and you would never see it again. If you sign up with us you can start claiming rakeback at some of the largest online poker rooms.

Here at RakeTheRake.com we pay between $1 and $15,000 back to players each month regardless of whether they win or lose. This is in addition to all the extra promotions that we run plus the bonuses and extras that you get directly from the poker rooms. In fact, rakeback is an important technique for maximizing an online poker player's bankroll.

So sign up at RakeTheRake today and start earning your rake back.