Is there a more dramatic game than poker?
Poker has featured in so many Hollywood films – just think about The Cincinnati Kid, Maverick and Casino Royale. Poker has all the key elements you need for great entertainment. Social interaction, skill, risk, tension, chance and the drama of the showdown. Well, however you like your online poker – Cash Games, Tournaments or Sit ‘n’ Gos – we have just the thing for you.
What is rake?
Our rake structure in Paf Poker is 5% (*), but with a cap that varies depending on the number of players dealt in and the stakes being played.
If 5 or more players are dealt in, then the cap is 3 big blinds or €3, whichever is lower:
|€0.01 / €0.02||€0.06|
|€0.02 / €0.04||€0.12|
|€0.05 / €0.10||€0.30|
|€0.10 / €0.20||€0.60|
|€0.25 / €0.50||€1.50|
|€0.50 / €1 and higher||€3|
If 3-4 players are dealt in, then the cap is 2 big blinds or €3, whichever is lower:
|€0.01 / €0.02||€0.04|
|€0.02 / €0.04||€0.08|
|€0.05 / €0.10||€0.20|
|€0.10 / €0.20||€0.40|
|€0.25 / €0.50||€1.00|
|€0.50 / €1||€2|
|€1 / €2 and higher||€3|
If only 2 players are dealt in, then the cap is 1 big blind or €2, whichever is lower:
|€0.01 / €0.02||€0.02|
|€0.02 / €0.04||€0.04|
|€0.05 / €0.10||€0.10|
|€0.10 / €0.20||€0.20|
|€0.25 / €0.50||€0.50|
|€0.50 / €1||€1|
|€1 / €2 and higher||€2|
Note: Our system collects €0.01 in rake for every €0.20 in the pot. This means that for a pot of €0.39 only €0.01 is collected in rake. This ‘rounding down’ means that the effective rake rate will be less than 5%, significantly so for some pots.
*In the micro limit tables(€0.01 / €0.02) the rake starts at €0.05 when three people are dealt in.
How do you like your poker?
You decide how you want to play poker with us. Generally online poker splits into three different types of play – Cash Games, Tournaments and Sit ‘n’ Gos.
In a Cash Game you start whenever you want and play for as long as you like. Minutes or hours. It’s up to you. And the name says it all. You bet using cash.
Tournaments are the opposite. They start at a specific time and can last hours, possibly with several hundred players. Here you bet using tournament chips. The goal is to win all chips in the tournament. If you lose all your chips, then you are out.
Sit ‘n’ Gos are somewhere “in the middle”. They are small tournaments usually with six or nine players that start once the table is full. The prizes go to the longest lasting players.
At Paf we started gaming over 50 years ago. In the world before the internet. That’s why we still love Live Poker so much and travelling to poker events with our players. We offer online poker qualifiers for live poker events all around the world – look out for these chances to win seats at exotic tournaments.