Poker Stars has changed their ring game rake structure and they claim that it will result in an overall small reduction in the amount of rake that they will be taking. The majority of the decrease will be at the lowest stakes while high stakes will see a slight increase in rake.Some of the key changes that I can see are.1. Heads Up rake at ring tables is now the same as at Heads Up tables and capped at $0.50. This should encourage game starters.2. Rake at 3 handed and 5 handed tables is slightly higher since the rake is now the same at 3 and 4 handed tables and the maximum rake is at 5-10 handed tables instead of at 6-10 handed.3. Limit Game rake is drastically changed but will be lower rake in most cases, especially at 3-6 and 5/10.http://www.pokerstar...oker/room/rake/February 2012 Rake ChangesAs of February 1, 2012, the following changes will be made to our Ring Games rake structure.True Percentage RakeRing game rake will now be calculated as a true percentage using round half to even rounding. This is a change from the past incremental rake calculations. The change to true percentage rake will make rake calculation more transparent and intuitive for players. Instead of three rake components (%, increment, and cap) we will have two components (% and cap).Fixed Limit Rake with Two Players Dealt InThe rake cap for fixed limit ring game hands dealt to exactly two players has in the past been different depending on whether or not the hand is dealt at a designated heads-up table. Effective January 1, rake for heads-up play will be consistent across tables at the same stakes with differing numbers of seats.Euro Currency RakeCaps at Euro currency tables are also being adjusted to more closely match rake on USD currency tables given the current exchange rate between the USD and EUR currencies. Rake percentages at EUR tables will match the percentages at similar USD tables.
Poker Stars Ring Game Rake Changes Feb 1st 2012
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