Poker Betting Limits

Almost every poker variant comes with more than one betting limit. This short article explains the most popular ones. Below are listed betting limits, from the most to the least popular.

Poker betting limits

 No-Limit – as its name says, there is no limitation as to the amount of chips a player can bet anytime. He can put all his chips in the pot right at the beginning of the hand, if he wishes to do so. Thanks to that, No-Limit games are often crazy and action-packed. This betting rule is almost exclusively used in Texas Holdem.
 Pot-Limit – this rule says that a player can bet only as much as there is already in the pot. For example, if there is $100 in the pot, a player can bet any amount up to $100. Games that employ this rule offer lots of action as pots can still grow very fast. Used mainly in Omaha.
 Fixed-Limit – unlike the above betting limits, in Fixed-Limit a player can bet only a predetermined amount of chips, no more, no less. Games with this betting limit are not as aggressive and involve more mathematical skills than psychological ones. Fixed-Limit is used in plenty of poker variants but constantly loses in popularity.
 Cap-Limit – a player total bets in all betting rounds cannot exceed a predetermined limit (a cap). For example, in a $100 Cap-Limit Texas Hold’em, a player is allowed to bet a total of no more than $100 throughout a whole hand. He can bet the cap as soon as preflop and will be treated as all-in if he does so. This rule is quite uncommon.
 Spread-Limit – there is a predetermined minimum and maximum a player can bet in each betting round. For example, if the spread is $1-$10, a player can bet no less than $1 and no more than $10. Very uncommon betting limit, occasionally found in 7 Card Stud.

More articles on poker rules:

 Poker rules
 Poker hand ranking
 Poker variants
 Texas Holdem rules
 Omaha rules
 7 Card Stud rules
 High-low variants
 Table types

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