What is Markup in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 23, 2024


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.

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