Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is buy-in. For tournaments, the buy-in is a predetermined amount of money for a predetermined number of starting chips. For example, our Monday-Friday 12:10pm OneDay tournaments have a $150 buy-in for 15,000 in starting chips.

For cash games, the buy-in is typically the minimum needed to play that particular game. For example, a $1/$2 no-limit hold’em game might have a $100 minimum buy-in.