What is ‘Aggregate Limit’
Aggregate Limit refers to the maximum payout clause a casino has in any one game. If a casino has an Aggregate Limit of $62,000 on a particular game, and you stake $125 on odds of 1000-1, you should – in theory – receive £$124,000 but seeing is that is twice as much as the aggregate limit, you could end up receiving just $62,000.
‘Aggregate Limit’ Explained
The aggregate limit or ‘maximum payout’ of a casino is something that is often overlooked but it is important as it details what the maximum winnings are in any given casino game. It is particularly common in table games where winnings can be extremely large, so it’s worth checking if the casino has a maximum payout in place before you sit down to play.
If we take Let it Ride (a card game based on poker where you start with three bets) as an example, that game offers odds of 1000/1 on you hitting a royal flush. The chances of you getting an Ace to a 10 of the same suit are so remote that casinos are willing to offer large odds like that, particularly with the knowledge that they have an aggregate limit in place. If, for example, a UK casino has an aggregate limit in place of £15,000 on Let it Ride, the only way you will collect your full winnings is if you bet £5 on each of your three bets. A bet of £10 on each bet will result in you still collecting £15,000, despite the odds entitling you to £30,000, as the aggregate limit will have been exceeded.
You have to bear in mind though that your chances of hitting that special hand are so remote that the aggregate limit is highly unlikely to ever come into play unless you are extremely lucky. More than anything, it’s a way of casinos protecting themselves from heavy losses, and even if you were to lose out by collecting £15,000 instead of £30,000 of a total £30 bet, it has still been an extremely good bet: returning you a profit of £14,970.