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Last Updated: June 05, 2005

Internet Poker Rake Survey


The following is a survey of the rake structures at six major Internet poker rooms. For all the work that went into this the bottom line is that the rakes are more or less than same among every site surveyed except Pacific Poker, which has moderately higher rakes.

Party Poker

Party Poker

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.15 / $0.30 Any $0.05 every $1 $1
$0.25 / $0.50 Any $0.05 every $1 $1
$0.50 / $1.00 Any $0.50 @ $5, $0.75 @ $12, $1.00 @ $20 $1
$1.00 / $2.00 Any $0.50 @ $5, $0.75 @ $12, $1.00 @ $20 $1
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $20 $1
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $20, $1.50 @ $30, $2.00 @ $40 $2
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 6 - 10 $1.00 @ $20, $1.50 @ $30, $2.00 @ $40, $2.50 @ $50, $3.00 @ $60 $3
$15 / $30 to $30 / $60 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $40 $1
$15 / $30 to $30 / $60 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $40, $1.50 @ $55, $2.00 @ $70 $2
$15 / $30 to $30 / $60 6 - 10 $1.00 @ $40, $1.50 @ $55, $2.00 @ $70, $2.50 @ $85, $3.00 @ $100 $3
$50 / $100 and above 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $100, then $0.50 for every extra $50 $2
$50 / $100 and above 4 - 10 $1.00 @ $100, then $0.50 for every extra $50 $5
Pot Limit/No Limit Any $0.05 per $1 $3
Pot Limit/No Limit 2 - 3 $0.05 per $1 $1
Pot Limit/No Limit 4 - 5 $0.05 per $1 $2
Pot Limit/No Limit 6 - 10 $0.05 per $1 $3

Note: At Party Poker the maximum rake is $3 for pot limit and no limit with buy ins of less than $25, regardless of the number of players.

Poker Stars

Poker Stars

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.02 / $0.04 to $0.05 / $0.10 Any None $0
$0.10 / $0.20 to $0.25 / $0.50 Any $0.05 every $1 $1
$0.50 / $1.00 to $1.00 / $2.00 Any $0.25 every $5 $1
$2 / $4 and above 2 - 3 $0.50 @ $20, $1.00 @ $40 $1
$2 / $4 and above 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $20, $2.00 @ $40 $2
$2 / $4 and above 2 - 3 $0.05 per $1 $1
Pot Limit/No Limit 4 - 5 $0.05 per $1 $2
Pot Limit/No Limit 6 - 9 $0.05 per $1 $3

Paradise Poker

Paradise Poker

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.02 / $0.04 to $0.05 / $0.10 Any None $0
$0.10 / $0.20 to $0.25 / $0.50 Any $0.05 every $1 $1
$0.50 / $1.00 to $1.00 / $2.00 Any $0.25 every $5 $1
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $20 $1
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $20, $2.00 @ $40 $2
$2 / $4 to $10 / $20 6 - 10 $1.00 @ $20, $2.00 @ $40, $3.00 @ $60 $3
$15 / $30 and above 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $40 $1
$15 / $30 and above 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $40, $2.00 @ $70 $2
$15 / $30 and above 6 - 10 $1.00 @ $40, $2.00 @ $70, $3.00 @ $100 $3
Pot Limit/No Limit 2 - 3 $0.05 per $1 $1
Pot Limit/No Limit 4 - 5 $0.05 per $1 $2
Pot Limit/No Limit 6 - 10 $0.05 per $1 $3

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.25 / $0.50 2 $0.05 every $1 $0.25
$0.25 / $0.50 3 - 9 $0.05 every $1 $0.5
$0.50 / $1.00 to $1.00 / $2.00 2 $0.25 every $5 $0.5
$0.50 / $1.00 to $1.00 / $2.00 3 - 9 $0.25 every $5 $1
$2 / $4 and above 2 $0.50 @ $10 $0.5
$2 / $4 and above 3 $0.50 @ $10, $1.00 @ $20 $1
$2 / $4 and above 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $20, $2.00 @ $40 $2
$2 / $4 and above 6 - 9 $1.00 @ $20, $2.00 @ $40, $3.00 @ $60 $3
Pot Limit/No Limit 2 $0.05 per $1 $0.5
Pot Limit/No Limit 3 $0.05 per $1 $1
Pot Limit/No Limit 4 - 5 $0.05 per $1 $2
Pot Limit/No Limit 6 - 9 $0.05 per $1 $3

Pacific Poker

Pacific Poker

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.05 / $0.10 Any $0.03 @ $0.25 plus $0.01 each extra $0.25 $0.06
$0.25 / $0.50 Any $0.10 @ $1.00 plus $0.05 each extra $1.00 $0.3
$0.50 / $1.00 to $1.00 / $2.00 Any $0.30 @ $3.00 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $1.25
$2 / $4 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $20 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $1.5
$2 / $4 4 - 10 $1.00 @ $20 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $3.5
$3 / $6 to $10 / $20 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $20 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $1.5
$3 / $6 to $10 / $20 4 - 10 $1.00 @ $20 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $4
$15 / $30 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $40 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $1.5
$15 / $30 4 - 10 $1.00 @ $40 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $4
$30 / $60 2 - 3 $1.00 @ $40 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $1.5
$30 / $60 4 - 5 $1.00 @ $40 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $2.5
$30 / $60 6 - 10 $1.00 @ $40 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $4
$50 / $100 2 - 3 $2.00 @ $50 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $2.5
$50 / $100 4 - 5 $2.00 @ $50 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $3.5
$50 / $100 6 - 10 $2.00 @ $50 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $5
$75 / $150 2 - 3 $2.00 @ $100 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $3
$75 / $150 4 - 10 $2.00 @ $100 plus $0.01 each extra $0.20 $6
Pot Limit/No Limit Any $0.05 per $1 $4

Ultimate Bet

Ultimate Bet

Limits Number
Players
Rake
Formula
Max
Rake
$0.01 / $0.02 Any None $0
$0.05 / $0.10 2 - 3 $0.01 every $0.20 $0.02
$0.05 / $0.10 4 - 5 $0.01 every $0.20 $0.05
$0.05 / $0.10 6 - 10 $0.01 every $0.20 $0.1
$0.25 / $0.50 2 - 3 $0.05 every $1.00 $0.1
$0.25 / $0.50 4 - 5 $0.05 every $1.00 $0.25
$0.25 / $0.50 6 - 10 $0.05 every $1.00 $0.5
$0.50 / $1.00 2 - 3 $0.10 every $2.00 $0.2
$0.50 / $1.00 4 - 5 $0.10 every $2.00 $0.5
$0.50 / $1.00 6 - 10 $0.10 every $2.00 $1
$1 / $2 2 - 3 $0.25 every $5.00 $0.25
$1 / $2 4 - 5 $0.25 every $5.00 $1
$1 / $2 6 - 10 $0.25 every $5.00 $1
$2 / $4 2 - 3 $0.25 every $5.00 $0.5
$2 / $4 4 - 5 $0.25 every $5.00 $1.5
$2 / $4 6 - 10 $0.25 every $5.00 $3
$3 / $6 2 - 3 $0.25 every $10.00 $0.5
$3 / $6 4 - 5 $0.50 every $10.00 $1.5
$3 / $6 6 - 10 $0.50 every $10.00 $3
$4 / $8 2 - 3 $0.25 every $10.00 $0.5
$4 / $8 4 - 5 $0.50 every $10.00 $2
$4 / $8 6 - 10 $0.50 every $10.00 $3
$5 / $10 to $8 / $16 2 - 3 $0.50 every $20.00 $0.5
$5 / $10 to $8 / $16 4 - 5 $1.00 every $20.00 $2
$5 / $10 to $8 / $16 6 - 10 $1.00 every $20.00 $3
$10 / $20 2 - 3 $0.50 every $40.00 $0.5
$10 / $20 4 - 5 $1.00 every $20.00 $2
$10 / $20 6 - 10 $1.00 every $20.00 $3
$20 / $40 2 - 3 $0.50 every $40.00 $0.5
$20 / $40 4 - 5 $1.00 every $40.00 $2
$20 / $40 6 - 10 $1.00 every $40.00 $3
$30 / $60 and above 2 $0.50 every Big Bet $0.5
$30 / $60 and above 3 $1.00 every Big Bet $1
$30 / $60 and above 4 $1.00 every Big Bet $2
$30 / $60 and above 5 - 10 $1.00 every Big Bet $3
Pot Limit/No Limit 2 $0.05 per $1 $0.5
Pot Limit/No Limit 3 $0.05 per $1 $1
Pot Limit/No Limit 4 - 5 $0.05 per $1 $2
Pot Limit/No Limit 6 - 10 $0.05 per $1 $3

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Scott at Online Poker Room Reviews for doing all the research for this survey.