No Limit Poker Games

No Limit PokerNo-Limit is the most common betting structure in poker games. A lot of casual poker players choose to play Fixed-Limit poker, but if you want to play seriously, as in poker tournaments like the world Series of Poker, you'll need to know how to play No-Limit poker.

There are various rules that define a No-Limit poker games. We will define each of these below.

No-Limit Poker Rules


The stakes of the game define the Small Blind and Big Blind bets. According to No-Limit rules, the Small Blind is equal to the low-end stakes. The Big Blind is equal to the high-end stakes. (Example: At $2/$4 stakes, the Small Blind is $2, the Big Blind is $4.)


The minimum bet or raise at any given time is equal to the high-end stakes. If the stakes are $2/$4, the minimum bet or raise is $4. The only exception to this rule is if a player does not have enough chips remaining to bet the minimum amount. In this case, he must push all-in, placing all of his chips into the pot.


There is no limit to the maximum amount a player can bet or raise at any given time. The only restrictions on the maximum bet or raise is the player's chip stack (i.e. you cannot bet more than you have).


There is no limit to the number of raises allowed in a single betting round or hand.


All raises must be equal to, or greater than, the previous bet or raise in the current betting round. If a player bets, $50, and the next player wishes to raise, he must raise at least $50. He cannot raise $25. The only exception to this no-limit rule is if a player goes all-in with an amount lower than the required raise amount.


Any player who does not place the minimum required amount of chips into the pot to bet or raise will be required to place a sufficient amount of chips in the pot, assuming he has enough chips to do so.


In live poker games, a verbal statement takes precedence over the amount actually wagered, if that amount is lower than the verbal statement called for. For example, if a player bets $100, and another player says I Raise, but only places $100 in the pot, he must add another $100 to complete the raise. He will not be permitted to add more than a $100 raise, since he under-bet the first time.

No-Limit Poker Games

No Limit Texas Holdem PokerJust about every poker variation can be played in No-Limit, though it is less common for some poker games. The most common No-Limit poker games are: Texas Hold'em, Omaha Poker.

Other Limit Structures

If you'd like to learn more about other limit structures commonly used in poker games, please check out our other rules pages: Pot-Limit Rules, Half Pot-Limit Rules

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