I have a buddy that plays poker at a local cardroom and was talking with me the other night. He wanted to knowwho paid rake in online games. He was also wondering if it wasclose to the $3 an hour that he was paying at the card room locally.
Rake will vary from place to place with manycoming right out of the pot. However, in live brick and mortargames the percentages will change from cardroom to cardroom. Theyalso have some houses that have a flat fee per hour for sittingat the table.
But for my friend to understand, I let him knowthat rake comes out of each and every pot. I also told him thatthere is no per hour charge online. But when I told him that theytake out money after every round of betting he became concernedthat he would be paying more than his per hour rate he was gettingat the brick and mortar poker room.
I also explained that he would be if he was winninghands because the people that the rake really affects in thissituation is the players that stay in the longest.
All players in a hand pay into the pot (assumingthey call or aren't in the blinds). It should also be noted thatloose games generate more rake because there is more money inthe pot. It should also be noted that most online poker roomscap their rake at $3 per pot.