GGPoker: New rake in Omaha
Among the top poker sites, GGNetwork was the only one where Omaha cash tables didn't have rake caps, at a 3% rate. This caused constant complaints by grinders because the rake taken from the tables was too high, compared to other poker rooms where the rake is 5% with a 3bb cap.
Since today, the situation in the network changed:
Starting August 13, 2020, Omaha tables on GGNetwork will have a 5% rake with caps depending on the stake, ranging from 1bb to 3bb.
Let's compare the new rake structure on GGNetwork with the leading competitors. Keep in mind that the indirect rake distribution system (PVI rake) still applies so that all comparisons will be entirely relative in terms of the rake assigned to the player.
Rake caps benchmark in PLO:
|Stake||GGPoker [bb]||PokerStars [bb]||partypoker [bb]|
*Considering a 4,5 rake%
- Up to PLO50, Omaha players at GGPoker will pay less rake than their main competitors — even considering that in PokerStars, the rake percentage is lower at PLO10-PLO25, due to high caps.
- At PLO100, the rake in all three major sites can be considered the same because GGNetwork charges an additional 1bb from every pot of 30bb+ to the jackpot prize pool.
- Starting from PLO200, the rake is less in partypoker and PokerStars, and it gets lower at higher stakes. However, GGPoker players get rakeback in the form of jackpots and Fish Buffets rewards.
It's also necessary to consider one more fact: in terms of traffic, GGNetwork is way ahead of its competitors. For example, in PokerStars and partypoker, only a few games higher than PLO500 can be seen, whereas at GGPoker, up to a dozen tables can be spotted at PLO500, PLO1k–2k.
What changed in the 6+ Hold'em rake?
In Short Deck Hold'em, the changes are less critical than in Omaha. Here, starting from the fourth stake (ante $0,25), the caps were lowered:
Unfortunately, it's not clear how much this will help this discipline. The number of games didn't increase after switching from yuan to dollars, and rarely more than 5-7 tables at each of the six active stakes with antes up to $1 are played.
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