In my latest home game, some friends suggested I institute a rake. The game is .25/.50 with $25min/$60max buyins. Rebuys are capped at half the big stack. Friendly game, most people know each other, or have gotten to know each other through my games. I don't do anything lavish... I just host in a private space (my photo studio), fill some coolers with ice, and of course provide all the gear (chips, tables, chairs, cards, coolers, etc.). We break for pizza (everyone chips in), and drinks are BYOB. No dedicated dealer. All in all it only takes me a couple hours to setup, and isn't a huge ordeal for me (aside from getting the damn ice). My studio is my business, and I sublet it to area photographers. So there is some potential lost revenue, in that I have to block out the studio calendar from 3pm to midnight on game nights. Is it worth raking and/or appropriate? I'm open to suggestions.