Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

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Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby justsendmi » Fri May 15, 2009 12:55 am

Hi There,

I would like to know if its a norm to have rakes for poker games.
I am rather new and so far, the Hold em tables that I played with my friends dun have rakes.
If yes, normally how much is the rake?
Please help
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby ikelos » Fri May 15, 2009 1:34 am

no it is not normal to have rake.

depending on which jurisdiction you reside in. hosting a raked game could also be illegal
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby support » Fri May 15, 2009 2:03 am

It's normal to have rake in establish poker room across asia.
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby necrohavoc » Fri May 15, 2009 3:48 pm

different places have different rake % and methods ... I've been to a casino where there's both time rake and % of pot .. $%$#%
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby vicx1234 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:37 pm

there's always a danger that you may be seen as running a common gaming house. best not to take rake, or collect a nominal sum from each person at the beginning of each session to cover cost of drinks, airconditioning etc.
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby support » Fri May 15, 2009 4:43 pm

actually most places pool money for drinks... If it's in my place... everyone bring chips and drinks and i provide the table/chips/cards. Raking is definitely a no-no.
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby justsendmi » Fri May 15, 2009 10:54 pm

I normally host games with a group of my close friends and there is no rakes and stuffs and is planning to join some of the other poker kakis here at their table, that is why I asked, so that I have a better understanding of the pactice.
Thanks a million for all your replies :)
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Re: Is it normal to have rakes if I host a poker game?

Postby felixleong » Sun May 17, 2009 10:56 pm

raked games have a lot of added risk, so be careful if you are going to such games~
the current singapore market rate is about 2% rake, dealer + drinks + food included in service

I strongly advise not to host rake games, poker is game meant for people to socialize and have fun with friends right? lol
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