This is a discussion on Rake from split pots within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; I noticed that some poker rooms take a rake even when the plots get split.
So you wouldn't get back all your money when you
I noticed that some poker rooms take a rake even when the plots get split.
So you wouldn't get back all your money when you and another player has the same hand, the house still takes its cut from you...
Instead of getting back your money, you deal with nothing won/nothing lost situation, the house actually took about 5% of your money...
I agree with Yanko that it is not a good idea as players to bloat the pot on the river where it is clear that it is a split pot.
Although it is not great for the player to win/split a pot and lose money, every cardroom and site I have played rakes the hand.
Unfortunately I think all poker rooms take rake in that type of situation
When I play omaha and it's obvious that me and the other player have the same hand, I try to not bet a large amount to reduce the rake.
Unless you play in private home games, rake is an unavoidable part of poker. And there are plenty of other situations than split pots, where you pay without having any edge. Like AA going all in preflop against KK, set over set on the flop etc. These are all a wash in the long run, but you pay the rake, and therefore they cost you money.
The only solution is to play on sites with a reasonable rake and/or a good reward program, and to select soft tables. If you are on a 6-max table with 5 solid regs, then just sit out and leave. Every intelligent poker player does this, because we know, that if we dont, we get killed by the rake, especially in micro and low stakes games.