60% B&M rake - is this reasosnable?
I've never played Bricks & Mortar poker before, and I rang my local Gala casino up today to find out about their Rookie Tournament that they have every Thursday night. Bear in mind here that I baulk at paying more than 10% rake for an online tourney
So, it's £10 towards the prize fund, plus a £1 registration fee (everything's fine so far ) plus a £5 session fee!
When I asked what a session fee was, I was told that "it pays for your dealer"
- Is this effectively £6 rake on a £10 prize fund, i.e. 60% rake?
- Is this normal for B&M poker?
- Is it possible to play poker (legally) in UK bars/clubs?
- If it is possible, are they any cheaper in terms of rake?
Admittedly Gala casinos
are part of an enormous group that includes Gala Bingo, Coral Bookmakers and Eurobet Bookmakers, but this casino charges for all drinks and food, whereas casinos I've visited in the past would provide non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for free
Am I being ripped off?