Pot Limit Poker Rules
We offer Pot Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha table games and poker tournaments. The progressively higher bets make pot limit very exciting and different from a limit game.
General betting rules for Pot Limit Poker The mechanical difference between regular limit games and Pot limit games are the betting amounts; Pot-Limit players are permitted (assuming they have adequate chips in front of them at the start of the hand), to raise any amount up to the pot size at the time it is that player’s turn.
Minimum eligible raise The minimum raise allowed must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets $10, the second player must raise a minimum of $10 (total bet of $20).
Maximum eligible raise The maximum raise allowed is the size of the pot. The size of the pot is defined as the total of the pot in the middle plus all bets on the table plus the amount the active player must first call before raising. Let’s consider an example where the blinds are $1-$2. The next player to act can fold, call the $2, or raise by placing any amount between $4 and $7 in the pot. If the player bets $4, they have raised the minimum, because the previous bet was $2, and they are doubling that. If the player bets $7, they are betting the maximum, because they are first calling the $2 blind bet, creating a total pot size of $5, and then raising the size of the pot. The $2 call plus the $5 raise yields the $7 bet. Computing maximum raises can get tricky and we suggest you practice before playing (our free poker software will calculate the appropriate raise range allowed, and will not allow a player to make a raise too small or too large).
As you can see, if several players in a row decide to make pot-sized raises the size of a pot can escalate rather dramatically. We do not recommend Pot limit games for beginners or players not comfortable with large betting amounts.
Our pot limit and no limit tables have a betting “slider” which allows you to bet varying amounts between the minimum and maximum bet size. You can customize the location of the “slider” bet feature in the game.