What Is No Limit In Poker?

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Last Updated: December 19, 2023

What Is No Limit In Poker

In poker, the term “no limit” refers to a specific game betting structure that allows players to bet any amount they want at any given time in the hand.

Aside from the no-limit betting structure, there are two additional limit betting structures used in poker games:

  • Pot Limit – in pot-limit games, players can only use bet sizes up to the pot size at any given time, and there is no cap on how many bets and raises can be made during a specific betting street.
  • Fixed Limit – in fixed-limit games, players can only bet in fixed intervals and using either the small or the big betting sizes depending on the betting street, and there is a limit on the maximum amount of raises allowed during a betting round (usually one bet and three raises).

With this said, no-limit games are by far the most popular poker games nowadays, with the No Limit Texas Hold’em being the game of choice for most poker players.

Poker No Limit Example:

If a player says, “I was playing $2/$4 No Limit Hold’em”, he is communicating to us that he played in a Texas Hold’em game where the small blind was $2, and the big blind was $4 and that the betting structure did have a limit on the bet sizings or on the number of allowed bets during a betting street.

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