Poker rooms charge a commission fee –rake, from every pot played. How the rake is calculated varies but it's generally 2.5 to 5 percent of the pot capped at a predetermined maximum amount. The rake structure varies depending on stakes and number of players at the table.
When you receive a poker bonus the pay out is often based on how much you contribute in rake. How this is calculated varies between different poker rooms. Below you can read about the most common ones.
Contributed rake method – This method only counts players that has contributed with money to the pot in some way. The rake is calculated equally between the contributing players regardless how much they actually put in the pot.
Weighted contributed rake method – This method is considered the most fair and accurate one. This method considers the amount of money put in the pot by a player and assigns the rake contribution accordingly.
Dealt rake method – This method divides the resulting rake equally among the players who are dealt into a hand regardless of how much they contribute to the pot.
Poker Bonus payout
Your poker bonus is paid either in small chunks or all at once. Before your bonus is released you have to achieve certain requirements, most commonly you have to pay a certain amount in rake before your bonus is released.
Validity period - The number of days your bonus is active
It's important that you check for how long your poker bonus is active. The validity period is usually between 30-90 days.