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
To take a percentage of the pot as compensation for hosting a game.
EXAMPLE: "The dealer raked $10 from the pot."
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."