What does rake means?

The rake is the money that goes to the house, in other words the poker room where you playing. The rake charge is not always the same but changes depending on the poker room. However, a typical rake is about 5-10 percentage. If it’s a lot higher you may consider looking for another place to play.

You shouldn’t feel cheated by this, a 90-95% keeping of the total bets is far better than in most other gambling forms. Poker Stars and Titan Poker is poker rooms with low rake.

Some poker rooms let you slip away completely from the rake when you’re playing on so-called micro limits – games with very low stakes. There is a second way to decrease your rake, this is called rakeback and will be treated in the next article.

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