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Cash games

Cash games, also referred to as ring games, are poker games played without a predetermined buy-in, although there's usually a minimum buy-in amount required. Buy-ins are calculated in real amounts, meaning players can only purchase chips proportionally to the money available on their balance.

This is different from tournament play, where chips are not convertible for real amounts, as tournament players will usually receive a determined amount of chips, regardless of the buy-in.

Players can join and leave a cash game as they please. If a player loses their chips, they don't have to leave the table and they can simply add more chips to the table, if they have enough money to do so.

Cash game table limits do not increase. If a player wants to change the stakes they're playing at, they must leave the table and find one with more suitable limits. Again, this is different from tournament games, where blinds and antes are raised at every level of play.

When you leave a cash game table, any chips you had are automatically credited to your account, but you cannot partially cash out your chips.


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