What is rake?
Rake is the amount of money the network operator deducts from every pot as a fee for hosting their poker games. Rake is very important in the poker industry. Without rake, poker rooms and poker networks would not be able to provide software updates, offer support or even host servers to run the games.
It is obvious that rake has to be payed by someone. Of course, you want to pay as little as possible. With a good bonus or rakeback offer, your actual payed rake will be minimized. Others can pay the full amount, right?
GGNetwork Rake Structure
Texas hold’em rake
At the Texas hold’em tables of GGNetwork, the raked amount is 5% of the pot, capped at some maximum amount. The rake cap can be found in the table below.
|Stake||Rake||2 players Cap||3+ players Cap|
|$0.05 / $0.10||5% - $0.01 for each $0.20||$1||$3|
|$0.10 / $0.25||5% - $0.01 for each $0.20||$1||$5|
|$0.25 / $0.50||5% - $0.05 for each $1||$1||$5|
|$0.50 / $1||5% - $0.10 for each $2||$3||$5|
|$1 / $2||5% - $0.20 for each $4||$5||$8|
|$2 / $4||5% - $0.40 for each $8||$7||$10|
|$3 / $6||5% - $1 for each $20||$8||$15|
|$5 / $10||5% - $2 for each $40||$10||$20|
Rake is always 3% of the pot at the Omaha tables of GGNetwork. There is no rake cap.
All-in or Fold rake
The rake at the all-in or fold games of GGNetwork is used to boost the all-in or fold jackpot.
|$0.10 / $0.25||Hold'em||$0.02|
|$0.25 / $0.50||Omaha||$0.02|
|$0.50 / $1||Hold’em||$0.10|
|$1 / $2||Omaha||$0.10|
|$2 / $4||Hold’em||$0.40|
|$4 / $8||Omaha||$0.40|
|$5 / $10||Hold’em||$1|
No Flop rake rule
On most poker networks, no rake will be taken from the pot if the hand has not seen a flop. GGNetworks differs a bit from this rule. In the occasion that there was at least a 3bet preflop, rake will be taken regardless if the hand sees a flop or not. So in short:
- No flop AND no preflop 3bet = no rake
- Hand sees the flop OR a preflop 3bet = rake will be payed