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Old 12-18-2005, 08:39 AM
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I'm moving to New Zealand for a year in two weeks, and there's a new tiny poker room in Auckland. I emailed the floor manager about the rake, and this is the response I got:

"At the Poker Zone we offer a $2/$4 (big blind $2) structured game with a $30 minimum buy-in and take a $1 Hand fee per hand. Our medium structured game is a $5/$10 (small blind $2) with a $60 buy-in and we take a 10% rake with a cap. Our higher limit game is a $10/$25 game with a 5% rake and cap. Currently we do not offer any no-limit
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I have absolutely no experience in B&M play, so I don't really know if this is acceptable or not. It seems a tad high to me, but maybe it's perfectly normal?

How much should I tip? A dollar in each pot I win?
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:23 AM
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the $1 per hand rake seems reasonable. for comparison, at foxwoods the rake on the 2/4 game is 10% up to $4 max.

the other games seem reasonable too but i guess we'd have to know what the cap is
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:30 PM
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He didn't mention the cap, unfortunately. So it's not too bad then? Thanks for your reply, daryn!
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:52 PM
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the $1 per hand rake seems reasonable. for comparison, at foxwoods the rake on the 2/4 game is 10% up to $4 max.

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I seem to remember this coming up before, and I think that the $1 hand fee for this particular casino means "$1 every time you want cards dealt to you" not "$1 per pot".

Basically, it's horrible.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:50 PM
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the $1 per hand rake seems reasonable. for comparison, at foxwoods the rake on the 2/4 game is 10% up to $4 max.

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I seem to remember this coming up before, and I think that the $1 hand fee for this particular casino means "$1 every time you want cards dealt to you" not "$1 per pot".

Basically, it's horrible.

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So it's more like, "That'll be a dollar for that 7-2 I just dealt you. Thank you, sir." If so, it's beyond horrible.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:53 PM
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So it's more like, "That'll be a dollar for that 7-2 I just dealt you. Thank you, sir." If so, it's beyond horrible.

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If it's the same place that was posted about before it's, "That'll be $1 if you want to be dealt into this hand at all."
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:30 PM
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You are correct. It's $1/hand/player.

There was some joint in the midwest doing that plus $3 or $4 max rake on the game. Why anyone would play is beyond me.
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:50 PM
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So it's more like, "That'll be a dollar for that 7-2 I just dealt you. Thank you, sir." If so, it's beyond horrible.

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If it's the same place that was posted about before it's, "That'll be $1 if you want to be dealt into this hand at all."

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I played at Bellagio this past weekend with an Aussie guy, and he told me that's how it is in Australia. Pretty draconian, and probably an unbeatable structure.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:43 PM
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I'm moving to New Zealand for a year in two weeks, and there's a new tiny poker room in Auckland. I emailed the floor manager about the rake, and this is the response I got:

"At the Poker Zone we offer a $2/$4 (big blind $2) structured game with a $30 minimum buy-in and take a $1 Hand fee per hand. Our medium structured game is a $5/$10 (small blind $2) with a $60 buy-in and we take a 10% rake with a cap. Our higher limit game is a $10/$25 game with a 5% rake and cap. Currently we do not offer any no-limit
games."

I have absolutely no experience in B&M play, so I don't really know if this is acceptable or not. It seems a tad high to me, but maybe it's perfectly normal?

How much should I tip? A dollar in each pot I win?

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If you can't play the $10/25, don't go. IIRC (from the post, I don't go near the Island of Sheepf*cking) the cap at 5/10 was absurd, something like 10. And that $1/hand/player thing is the worst rake I've ever heard of in a cardroom. It's unbeatable.

Tip $1, just like you would anywhere else.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:38 AM
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I'm prolly going to start out with $5/$10. $10/$25 is a little hefty for my current bankroll, since a lot of it went into the trip itself. I'm not even considering the $2/$4 robbery game.
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