Pot Limit

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In gambling, particularly in poker, “Pot Limit” is a form of betting structure that restricts the maximum bet or raise a player can make to the current size of the pot. This rule includes the total amount of the bets on the table, including any call the player would need to make before raising.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Betting Limit: A player can bet or raise any amount up to the size of the total pot at that moment.
  2. Calculating the Maximum Bet: To calculate the maximum amount a player can bet, you add the amount they would need to call before raising to the existing pot. For instance, if the pot is $100 and the player needs to call a $10 bet to raise, the maximum they can raise is $110, making the total bet $120.

Pot Limit games balance the freedom of No Limit games, where players can bet all their chips at any time, and the restriction of Limit games, which have fixed bet sizes. This structure allows for significant betting and strategic play without the risk of players losing their entire stack in a single hand. Pot Limit Omaha is one of the most popular pot limit games.