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PartyPoker Changes From Dealt to Weighted Contributed Rake

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Aug/23/2011
PartyPoker Changes From Dealt to Weighted Contributed Rake

News on the PartyPoker front has the world’s 2nd/3rd largest online poker room (depending on the week) changing its rake structure from dealt to weighted contributed rake. 

We know a lot of the Gambling911.com readers love their rake and PokerStrategy.com does a great job of explaining the difference between dealt rake and weighted contributed rake here.

Dealt rake essentially is calculated by dividing the total rake paid in the hand by the number of players that were dealt into it. 

PokerStrategy.com provides an example:

At a 10-handed full ring table, everybody folds except for 3 players (A, B and C) who see the flop, each paying $10 pre-flop.
Player A goes all-in on the flop for another $35. B folds and C calls the $35.
The total pot size is now $100. At the end of the hand $5 rake gets taken from the pot.

When using the dealt method, this would mean that all 10 players at the table get credited with having produced $5 / 10 = $0.50 of  rake.

An example of the weighted contributed rake structure would have every player credited rake based on the percentage of money that he or she adds to the pot.  In the above example provided by PokerStrategy.com, only the three players who actually contributed would be credited with producing rake.  The result is a distribution of the rake that better represents the participation of the players in the action.  Such a structure is also likely to attract less experienced players to the table (fish). 

Party awards points and PokerStrategy notes that if you are a loose player, chances are you will now start earning more points while tight players will earn less. 

Players will possibly also notice a trend of games loosening up pre-flop and post-flop due to this change, according to PokerStrategy.   

Readers of the site reacted.

“This new system is definitely worse for mid stakes players,” said one member of the PokerStrategy.com posting community. 

PartyPoker is also expected to reduce rake at its popular sit n go tables, a move that will likely be frowned upon by many.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

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