Sports & Gaming

What Is Rake in Poker? How Casinos Make Money on Poker

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 3 min read

Poker is a player-versus-player game where players wager against each other rather than against the house. Casinos thus require a means to generate revenue. Rake is how they generate this revenue and offset the costs of facilitating games.