Full Tilt Poker uses a “no flop, no drop” policy, meaning they won’t rake a hand until it reaches the flop (for Hold’em and Omaha), or 4th street (for Stud games).
The rough summary of Full Tilt’s rake structure is that they take 5% of every pot. Up to $3 at 6-max and 9-max tables, or $0.50 at heads-up tables. There’s also a small surcharge of $0.50 or $1 for using the Run it Twice feature.
Please note that in the rake tables # of Players refers to the number of players dealt into that hand, not the players seated at the table.
Tournament buy-ins are divided into two separate pieces: one large piece for the prize pool, and a smaller piece to cover FTP’s hosting costs. This latter piece represents the “rake” of the tournament, and it is typically is between 6-10% of the total buy-in.
All Full Tilt tournament buy-ins are described using this two-part system. So in a $100 + $9 tournament, for example, for each entry, $100 goes to the prize pool and $9 goes to FTP as rake.
Full Tilt uses the contributed rake method in calculating points earned. One point is awarded for each $0.10 raked in a hand. Points are allocated based on the total percentage of the pot a player contributes. For example, if a player contributes a total of $3 into a $10 pot the player is entitled to 30% of all points awarded. If the total rake was $0.50, 5 points would be awarded and the player would earn 1.5 (30% x 5) points. Points are credited at the completion of each hand.
In addition to Full Tilt Points, a player’s rakeback earnings are calculated using the contributed rake method described above. Their rake contributions for the payout period are summed and then multiplied by their rakeback % (usually 27%).
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