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What Is Rake / Rakeback?

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What Is Rake / Rakeback?

Post by pompeyrayuk on Sun Mar 28 2010, 01:02

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What is Rake?
Rake is the way that online poker rooms and casinos make money. In every real-money pot that arises at a poker table, the online poker room deducted a small percentage (usually around 5%) of the pot and keeps it. Essentially, this is the commission, but in the poker world, it is referred to as "rake".


What is Rakeback?
Rakeback is a popular concept with regular online poker players. To entice new players, the online poker room gives a percentage of a player's rake back to them. It could be thought of as online poker's equivalent of an airline's frequent flyer program and therefore, the more a player plays at a particular online poker room, the more rakeback they receive. In almost all cases, the rakeback is a straight forward percentage of the amount of rake paid by a player. It typically ranges between 25% and 35% depending on the room.


How is Rakeback calculated?

There are two methods that are used:

* DEALT: Under this method, a player receives rakeback based on whether they were dealt into the hand. For example, if there are five players at a poker table, all players are dealt in and three players fold at the start (pre-flop) rather than call, they nonetheless receive one-fifth or 20% of the rake collected into that pot. This often benefits tight players as they can effectively earn rakeback on pots that they do not contribute one cent to.

* CONTRIBUTED: Under this method, a player only receives rakeback where they contribute to the pot. Therefore, if a player folds preflop, they will not receive any rakeback on the rake taken in that pot. Generally, this method favours players who are looser or "high-action".
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