What is Markup in Poker?
Markup in poker is a premium a player charges to their backer. This is something more sought-after players can add if they offer a better return on investment than an average poker player. A smaller markup is better for the banker, as it provides them with a higher EV.
Markup Poker Example:
Let’s say you find an investor to bankroll your poker play and offer them a 1.22 markup and a 50% share of your winnings in a tournament with a $1,000 buy-in. Your backer has to pay 1.22 * $500 = $610 for a 50% share of your profits.