Texas Hold'em Betting Limits

Texas Hold'em has three different ways to set up betting. The method to use can be chosen by players at the start of the game.

No Limit

This is self-explanatory. Players have no maximum limit on the amount they can bet. However, the big blind sets the minimum bet limit. Players also have the option of putting all their money into the pot at any time. To stay in the game, each player has to match that bet, but if they have more chips than the "all in" player, they only have to bet up to the amount that player risked.

Limit Bets

In this type of betting schematic, no player can bet more than the current amount of the big blind. Raises are made in accordance with half the big blind, which is the amount of the small blind. Generally, not more than three raises are permissible, and on the third round, players can bet in equal raises to the big blind instead of the small blind, which can considerably raise the pot.

Pot Limits

When playing under these rules, bets do not have to follow any specific guidelines set by the big blind and small blind bets except when raising. Players can bet whatever they wish as long as the raise is at least equal to the last bet and at least as much as the big blind. Additionally, the new bet can never be greater than the amount in the pot. Three raises per each betting round are the maximum allowed.

When beginning a game of Texas Hold'em, discuss which betting rules all the players wish to follow and conduct the game in that manner unless it is agreed upon to change betting limit strategies.