Originally Posted by bnasp2
Well, they didnt increase all rake by 100%. Just at these micro S&Gs.
Its now on rate usual for other poker rooms (if they even have such low games).
And I dont mean any offence, but how much of those S&Gs per hour you play, to help buy Chelsea?
25% is the 'rate usual' SnG rake at those stakes? Seems ridiculous.
When I first started playing online (2007), one of the sites I joined was DoylesRoom where I could play 10cent sng's that had only 10% rake charged. These were STT-SNG, reg. or turbo speed & were quite popular. The play in them actually seemed better than the $1 games on some of the other sites.
They also seemed to be quite popular with older folks (& retirees) as there was often table chat going on in the games (< can you imagine? players actually used to converse with one another on the tables in 'public' games).
Why wouldn't a site want to offer cheap rake on a super micro buyin? I would see it as an alternative (addition) to freerolls
, where players can get a better feel for the site & potentially move up in time.