The rake is the only way that the house (host casino) can make money directly on Poker (of course a casino can earn indirect revenue from players through food. Rake. Noun. A method for a casino or cardroom to receive compensation for hosting the game in which the house takes a set percentage of each pot, sometimes. Are you talking online or live in a casino? Online, most sites take the rake after each round of betting. For example if 4 players each put $1 in the pot, the pot on.
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