Stakes

What Does It Mean in Poker?

Stakes are the amount(s) that players can bet or buy in for. This can be specific amounts or simply referred to as high stakes, mid stakes, or low stakes. The current size of the game, expressed either as the buy-in amount or the size of the blinds. For example, a $1 million buy-in cash game with $500/$1000 blinds could be referred to as either a $1 million cash game, or a $500/$1000 cash game.

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