Posted by doomdy: Less rake: Stars and Cake have turbo DoNs for 4% rake and regular are not 10% but 8%. When ur a winning player at DoNs i dont think this is diffirent on turbo ones, it all comes down to good ICM imo.
yes indeed less rake the better, thats what i think is taking a chunk out of my winnings, these sites with a 50 cents rake from $5 buyin from each player are making a killing good business, but bad for the customers
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
Rake is a killer at these levels thats for sure... Nothing to say really it seems you are not getting back what you expect to but thats how it go's. Winning 5 of 5 is a good result for you How far up the stakes do you need to go befor the rake is a little better? i dont know.
Really the biggest winners at any sng are the site, but thats never gona change and why should it!
The maths are indeed totally against playing DONs as a means of building a bnkroll.
To return a profit you have to win 2 out of every 3 you play. If you win 2 out of 4 you actually are losing money. They call them double or nothings, but if you win only half your games you lose over the long term.
if you are playing 3 games and win two, at $5 stakes, then you pay $16.50 to win $20. meaning a return of $3.50 in profit. $16.50 to win $3.50 is actually pathetically low odds.
Thats why I only play them occasionally because to make a profit is alot of time and effort for little or no reward.
The best SNGs for returning a good profit are the satellites on FTP for things like the Double Deuce or the Daily dollar.
In the case of the daily dollar sats, it costs you 30 cents to enter. If you play 3 and only manage to cash in one you still return a profit.
Joined: May '08
Age: 51 (M)
I have to agree DoNs are a littl ''gay'' But for rookie poker players a great way to learn the game. As a rookie if ur slightly loose then with DoNs ur bankroll is losing very very slow, as playing regulars ur bankroll will fall down much faster. But other way around is also true, when ur a winning SNG player ur bankroll grows faster playein regulars versus DoNs. Still DoNs are a great way to learn poker with minimum risk.