How online poker rooms profit?
There are three ways onlinepoker rooms profit. First, there is the rake. Rake is collected from most realmoney pots (not included tournaments). The rake is normally calculated as apercentage of the pot based on a sliding scale and capped at some maximum fee.Each online poker room determines its own rake structure. Second, the handsplayed in tournaments and sit-and-goes are not raked as mentioned, but ratheran entry fee around five to ten percent of the tournament buy-in is added tothe entry cost of the tournament. Third, like almost all institutions that holdmoney, online poker sites invest the money that players deposit. Regulations inmost jurisdictions exist in an effort to limit the sort of risks sites can takewith their clients' money.
Jul 23, 2012 |