Poker Limits Explained – Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit

coinsOne of the most common questions Doolallys.com gets asked by beginners to poker is, “How do the table limits work in poker?” or “Which type of poker betting should I play?”

Not sure about Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit? Read on.

There are three types of betting at poker tables, limit, no limit and pot limit. They are explained in brief below, beginners should familiarise themselves with the types before playing poker for the first time :

Limit

In limit poker games, the table limits are set at the beginning, each round of betting then follows the limits laid down.

For example, you may play at a $1/$2 table or a $10/$20 table. In the first example, the first and second rounds of betting would be a minimum of $1 and a $1 raise. This is followed by $2 for each subsequent round and raise.
There may be a maximum of 1 bet and 3 raises in a round of betting. This includes a bet, raise, re-raise and a cap.

No Limit

In no limit, the first betting round would have to be at least the size of the blind value for the table. a valid bet must be at least the size of the blind set for the game in the opening round of betting.

After the opening round the bet must be at least half of the last bet. There is no maximum number of raises and there is no limit on the amount that the pot can be raised.

Pot Limit

In pot limit, the first betting round would have to be at least the size of the blind value for the table.
Thereafter, a pot limit bet is the maximum size of the current pot. For any other bets to be valid the wager has to be no less than what the last betting player made.

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