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  1. Noun

    A method for a casino or cardroom to receive compensation for hosting the game in which the house takes a set percentage of each pot, sometimes with a limit set on the amount that may be taken.

    EXAMPLE: "I was winning small pots pretty consistently, but ended up losing money after the rake."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Verb

    To take a percentage of the pot as compensation for hosting a game.

    EXAMPLE: "The dealer raked $10 from the pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  3. Noun

    The percentage amount or total dollar amount of money taken from the pot by the house.

    EXAMPLE: "The rake is 5% up to $5 per hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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