How rake works

When learning how to play online poker it is important to understand how online poker rake works.

The term ‘rake’ applies to the portion of the pot amount that will go to the house. This is a fixed amount and will get tagged onto pots that reach a pre-determined size. In live casinos, dealers take a few chips for the house just before the winner of the hand takes the pot. The rake system in online poker rooms works in much the same way. Go to www.microgaming.com and go to “poker network” and then click on “rake”. This is an inversely proportionate ratio in which the lower the limit played under, the more the rake will affect you.

All tables, with blinds $0.05/$0.10 and up:

# of Players Rake per Pot Max Rake

2 $0.01 per $0.20 $1

3 – 10 $0.01 per $0.20 $3