Originally Posted by jackmayhoffer
So if I raise preflop and everyone folds, I still have to pay $1 rake. This seems crazy to me.
It's been a while since I've played a raked game, but I was pretty sure I've never seen this before. The Mt Airy poker room manager said she worked in AC before she came to Mt Airy and that is the way they did it there.
How common is this practice?
at places I've been to that do this, they aren't taking the rake, they're taking the jackpot drop. technically, there is a difference. really, it still sucks.
the argument I've heard is that every hand dealt must contribute to the jackpot so they pull that buck on every hand even if there is no flop and therefore zero chance that the jackpot can hit. the money isn't going to the house so it isn't rake
I'm not a fan though.