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 Comparison of rakes

 From: Raccoon Address: racgammon@yahoo.com Date: 9 July 2006 Subject: Money Game Rake Comparison, 9 July 2006 Forum: GammOnLine

```Money Game Rakes, July 2006

Stake        GG      CG      BGM     TMG     GE      PG
\$100/point   0.4%    2.5%    2.9%    2.4%    2.9%    2.75%
\$30/point    1.3%    2.5%    3.1%    3.4%    3.9%    4%
\$10/point    1.5%    2.5%    4.0%    4.4%    4.9%    5%
\$1/point     3.9%    2.5%    4.1%    4.4%    4.9%    5%

* GG = GamesGrid
* CG = ClubGames
* BGM = BackgammonMasters
* TMG = TrueMoneygames
* GE = GammonEmpire/Play65
* PG = PartyGammon

Beware! the amount raked at all servers except GamesGrid will be higher
than the nominal amounts shown above might lead you to expect. This is
because GamesGrid's rake is based on the original stake. The other
server's rake is based on the total amount won: the higher the cube, the
higher the rake.

Beware! The rake at Party Gammon, BackgammonMasters and
GammonEmpire/Play65 depend on the players' ratings. This means that the
actual rake may be as much as three times (200% higher) than the
percentages shown above.

Here are some examples showing the actual dollar amount of the rake per
game:

(1) Rake on an average money game (2.2 points), if Player A is rated
1500 and the difference in Player A and B's rating is no more than 99:

Stake         GG       CG        TMG       GE        BGM       PG
\$100/point  \$0.80    \$11.00    \$10.56    \$12.76    \$17.16    \$12.10
\$30/point   \$0.80    \$ 3.30    \$ 4.49    \$ 5.15    \$ 5.15    \$ 5.28
\$10/point   \$0.24    \$ 1.10    \$ 1.93    \$ 2.16    \$ 1.76    \$ 2.20
\$1/point    \$0.08    \$ 0.11    \$ 0.19    \$ 0.22      n/a     \$ 0.22

(2) Rake on a 4-point game (gammon with the cube on 2), if Player A is
rated 1500 and the difference in Player A and B's rating is no more than
99:

Stake         GG       CG        TMG       GE        BGM       PG
\$100/point  \$0.80    \$12.00    \$19.20    \$23.20    \$31.20    \$22.00
\$30/point   \$0.80    \$12.00    \$ 8.16    \$ 9.36    \$ 9.36    \$ 9.60
\$10/point   \$0.24    \$ 4.00    \$ 3.52    \$ 3.92    \$ 3.20    \$ 4.00
\$1/point    \$0.08    \$ 0.20    \$ 0.35    \$ 0.39      n/a     \$ 0.40

(3) Rake on an 8-point game (gammon with the cube on 4), if Player A is
rated 1500 and the difference in players' rating is no more than 99:

Stake         GG       CG        TMG       GE        BGM       PG
\$100/point  \$0.80    \$12.00    \$38.40    \$46.40    \$62.40    \$44.00
\$30/point   \$0.80    \$12.00    \$16.32    \$18.72    \$18.72    \$19.20
\$10/point   \$0.24    \$ 8.00    \$ 7.04    \$ 7.84    \$ 6.40    \$ 8.00
\$1/point    \$0.08    \$ 0.40    \$ 0.70    \$ 0.78    \$ 0.64    \$ 0.80

(4) Rake on an 8-point game (gammon with the cube on 4), if Player A is
rated 1500 and the difference in Player A and B's rating is more than
300:

Stake         GG       CG        TMG       GE         BGM        PG
\$100/point  \$0.80    \$12.00    \$38.40    \$139.20    \$187.20    \$132.00
\$30/point   \$0.80    \$12.00    \$16.32    \$ 56.16    \$ 56.16    \$ 57.60
\$10/point   \$0.24    \$ 8.00    \$ 7.04    \$ 23.52    \$ 19.20    \$ 24.00
\$1/point    \$0.08    \$ 0.40    \$ 0.70    \$  2.34      n/a      \$  2.40

(5) Reduced rake for high-rated players (BGM, GE, PG): Rake on an 4-
point game (gammon with the cube on 2), but only if both Player A and B
are rated over 1700 and the difference in their ratings is no more than
99:

Stake         GG       CG        TMG       GE        BGM       PG
\$100/point  \$0.80    \$12.00    \$19.20    \$10.00    \$15.60    \$10.00
\$30/point   \$0.80    \$12.00    \$ 8.16    \$ 4.18    \$ 4.18    \$ 4.80
\$10/point   \$0.24    \$ 4.00    \$ 3.52    \$ 1.46    \$ 1.60    \$ 2.00
\$1/point    \$0.08    \$ 0.20    \$ 0.35    \$ 0.20      n/a     \$ 0.20
```

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