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 Comparison of rakes

 From: Raccoon Date: 30 December 2006 Subject: Online rakes as of 30 December 2006 Forum: GammOnLine

```Let's compare the rake on an average money game (value estimated as 2.2
points per game) at PartyGammon, TrueMoneygames, GamesGrid,
GammonEmpire/Play65, and BackgammonMasters.

Gammon-
Party-    True-                      Empire/   Backgammon-
Stake       Gammon    Moneygames    GamesGrid    Play65    Masters
----------------------------------------------------------------------
\$1/point:    \$0.26      \$0.19         \$0.08       \$0.22        n/a
\$2/point:    \$0.53      \$0.39         \$0.16       \$0.43        n/a
\$3/point:    \$0.79      \$0.58         \$0.24       \$0.65        n/a
\$5/point:    \$1.32      \$0.97         \$0.30       \$1.08      \$0.90
\$10/point:   \$2.66      \$1.95         \$0.30       \$2.18      \$1.76
\$30/point:   \$7.99      \$5.19         \$0.80       \$5.19      \$4.13
\$50/point:  \$10.00      \$8.58         \$0.80       \$8.58      \$8.58
\$100/point  \$10.00     \$14.96         \$0.80      \$12.76     \$17.16

Note: the rake on TrueMoneygames, GammonEmpire/Play65 and Backgammon-
Masters may be 50% lower (if both players have high ratings) or as much
as 200% higher (depending on the difference between the players' ratings)
than the amounts shown above.

Example: You play for \$10/point on PartyGammon. An average game is worth
2.2 points. The "combined wager" is \$10 (the stake) * 2.2 (the average
game value) * 6% (PartyGammon's commission) * 2 (the rake is per player)
= \$2.66

Sources:

http://www.partygammon.com/how_to_play/rake_and_blind.html
http://www.truemoneygames.com/backgammon/things_to_know/rake_and_rating
http://www.gamesgrid.com/backgammon/E-jackpots-fees.html
http://english.backgammonmasters.com/rake.html
http://www.gammonempire.com/backgammon.php

as of 2006 December 30.
```

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