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  • Minimum buy-in?


    Why is there and what is minimum buy-in for cash tables, there is a link, but when i pressed it, it told me that page doesnt exist.

    Can any of the mods elaborate?

  • #2
    Hi CrazYJohnnie,

    the standard rules for buying in to ring games are as follows:

    1.All games are played table stakes. Only funds that you have brought to the table before a hand begins can be wagered in that hand.

    2.For Fixed Limit games, the minimum buy-in is ten times the small bet. For example, in a $1/$2 game, the minimum buy-in is $10. There is no maximum buy-in at Fixed Limit tables.

    3.For No Limit and Pot Limit games, the minimum buy-in is usually 40 times the big blind. The maximum buy-in is usually 100 times the big blind. For example, in a standard $1/$2 NL game, the minimum buy-in is $80 and the maximum is $200.

    4.Minimum and maximum buy-ins may vary by table. Any such variations will be declared before you join a table.

    You can find the full ring game rules here. Hope this helps.



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    • #3
      The "why" is a bit more complicated (and I haven't taken the time to fully understand it) but I think it stops (or discourages) people buying in really cheaply to a high-stakes table, playing a single hand to double up and they running away.

      Something like that anyway - as I say, I've not taken the time to understand how it would work.

      (On PL and NL table, there's also used to be a mechanism for stopping you getting up from a table with a big stack and then immediately sitting down again with a small stack, I believe. I don't play NL ring games, so I've not encountered it recently and it might not be the case any more.)




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