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Leader boards - Rake required for winning hands

When checking your Leader Board results, keep in mind that sometimes for a hand to be considered a winning hand there must be rake paid.

If this is the case, you will see it clearly labeled on the Leader Board name, as in "7 Card Stud - raked hands won".

For this reason, you may see differences between the number of hands you have truly won, and the number shown on your Leader Board results.

We do not charge rake if the hand ends on the first betting round (before the flop in Hold’em or Omaha, before Fourth Street in Stud variants, or before the Draw in Draw variants).


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