I live in Colorado, and occasionally travel to Nevada and Florida to play cards. As I get more serious about playing live poker, I would love to have a serious discussion about rake.
Specifically, I would like to know that the common methods for collecting rake, and how it will effect my table selection.
In Colorado, we have a $100 betting limit. They offer a 1/2-100 spread limit game, which plays essentially like a no limit game. The rake at the Ameristar is as follows:
$1 at $6 (Jackpot)
$1 at $10
$1 at $20
$1 at $30
$1 at $40 (Jackpot)
$1 at $50
$1 at 60
For such a small game, the rake seems outrageous to me; however, the rake structure remains the same for the 30/60 limit game that plays every day, and the occasional 50/100 limit.