A Rake is the scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game
. It is generally 2.5 to 10 percent of the pot in each poker hand, up to a predetermined maximum amount. There are also other non-percentage ways for a casino to take the rake. Some cardrooms will not take a percentage rake in any community card poker game like Texas
hold 'em when a hand does not have a flop. This is called "no flop, no drop.