Rake Structure

In a game of poker, "rake” means a certain fee that the casino or an online poker platform charge from the player for hosting a poker game. It is a small percentage of the amount of money taken from the pot in cash games. In tournaments, the rake is collected from the buy-in fees. The rake is the primary source of income that casinos and online poker rooms make from poker games.

It is usually 3% to 10% of the pot charged from each poker hand that can go up to a predetermined amount as decided by the house or online platform. Since Poker is a player vs player game, the hosting platform doesn’t bet against its players unlike in casino games such as Roulette or Blackjack. Therefore, rake is the primary source in poker games to generate revenue.

PokerBaazi charges rake like any other hosting platform and the same has been updated as per the latest GST changes that has been in effect since 1st October, 2023. You can check the amount of rake charged on each variation of the game and the table stakes on the table below. The rake structure on PokerBaazi is designed as such to contribute to the most profitable experience for all players.

TEXAS HOLD’EM

Stakes Rake Rake (HU) CAP (<=3) CAP (>3)
.25/.50 5% 5% 4 5
.50/1 5% 5% 15 18
1/2 5% 5% 16 20
2/5 5% 4% 40 50
5/10 5% 4% 80 120
10/25 5% 4% 200 250
25/50 5% 4% 300 350
50/100 4% 3% 400 500
100/200 3.80% 3.50% 500 600
250/500 3.80% 3.50% 600 750
500/1000 3.80% 3.50% 1200 1500
1000/2000 3.80% 3.50% 1600 2200

POT LIMIT OMAHA

Stakes Rake Rake (HU) CAP (<=3) CAP (>3)
1/2 5% 5% 16 20
2/5 5% 4% 40 50
5/10 5% 4% 80 100
10/25 5% 4% 200 250
25/50 4% 3% 300 400
50/100 4% 3% 400 500
100/200 4% 3% 700 800
250/500 3.85% 2.80% 800 1000
500/1000 3.85% 2.80% 1200 1800
1000/2000 3.85% 2.80% 1800 3500

5 CARD PLO

Stakes Rake Rake (HU) CAP (<=3) CAP (>3)
1/2 5% 5% 16 20
2/5 5% 4% 40 50
5/10 5% 4% 80 100
10/25 5% 4% 200 250
25/50 4% 3% 300 400
50/100 4% 3% 400 500
100/200 4% 3% 700 800
250/500 3.85% 2.80% 800 1000
500/1000 3.85% 2.80% 1200 1800
1000/2000 3.85% 2.80% 1800 3500

6 CARD PLO

Stakes Rake Rake (HU) CAP (<=3) CAP (>3)
1/2 5% 5% 16 20
2/5 5% 4% 40 50
5/10 5% 4% 80 100
10/25 5% 4% 200 250
25/50 4% 3% 300 400
50/100 4% 3% 400 500
100/200 4% 3% 700 800
250/500 3.85% 2.80% 800 1000
500/1000 3.85% 2.80% 1200 1800
1000/2000 3.85% 2.80% 1800 3500

Allin OR Fold

Allin OR Fold - No Limit Texas Hold'em Rake per hand (₹)
.50/1 0.2
1/2 0.4
2/5 1
5/10 2
10/25 3.85
25/50 7.5
50/100 15
100/200 30
250/500 50
500/1000 100
Allin OR Fold - Pot Limit Omaha Rake per hand (₹)
.50/1 0.2
1/2 0.4
2/5 1
5/10 2
10/25 3.85
25/50 7.5
50/100 15
100/200 30
Allin OR Fold - Super Hold'em Rake per hand (₹)
.50/1 0.2
1/2 0.4
2/5 1
5/10 2
10/25 3.85
25/50 7.5
50/100 15
100/200 30
250/500 50
500/1000 100

SUPER HOLD'EM

Stakes Rake Rake (HU) CAP (<=3) CAP (>3)
1/2 5.00% 5.00% 16 20
2/5 5.00% 4.0% 40 50
5/10 5.0% 4% 80 100
25/50 4.5% 4% 350 400
100/200 4.00% 3.5% 550 650

Tournament Rake:
A Fixed Entry fee is charged in poker tournaments. The Entry fee may vary from tournament to tournament and the split of the tournament buy-in and Entry fee can be viewed in the tournament lobby of every tournament. (The service fee of 28% mentioned below is not charged in case of poker tournaments)

*With the new GST changes (effective 1st October 2023), there is 28% GST applicable on all deposits. At PokerBaazi, we take pride in our continuous efforts towards building a world-class, seamless gaming experience for all our players. Hence, we bear the entire GST on deposits for our players.

A Service Fee of 28% is applicable on the rake charged (and not on the deposits). Please note that this fee already existed in the form of 18% GST earlier. So, this is effectively only around a 0.25% to 0.5% change. While it may seem a small amount, it helps us manage some part of our expenses and help sustain the Poker ecosystem. We truly appreciate the support from our players.

*Rake charged on Flash and Turbo tables is same as that on normal tables.

*In All-in or fold format, a flat rake is charged in each hand irrespective of the pot size.

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