I am trying to look for sites or comparisons of the top or major online poker sites and their "effective" rake, for both cash games and for tournaments.
I do not want to deal with promotions or rakeback and points and freerolls.
In banking, for loans, there is the stated per-month interest rate, sometimes a per-annum, and the add-on rates, but there is also something called the "effective" interest rate.
I would like to compare all the sites according to the same criteria, so if there are promotions, maybe that can be factored in.
I understand this may be a duplicate question, but my question is asking more about the "effective" rake if the games are otherwise the same.
Let's pretend I want to start my own online poker site (and let's pretend that I can do it) and I have no other promotion except that my rake will be lower than the average lowest effective rake. So I see, for example, PokerStars rake is 4.5% across the board (less for lower stakes), would I get a lot of players if my rake is only 3.9%, for example, and I have no other promotions? Assuming that my site is also fair (no god mode, no super users, anti-collusion, fair shuffling with mathematical proof, etc.)