What is a ‘limit’?

A ‘limit’ is a restriction on wagering or a cap on winning, table games such as roulette and craps often have a minimum and a maximum limit, and the values of these limits can vary dramatically between different tables.

A ‘limit’ in poker is the amount by which wagers can be made or raised. In draw poker games, players might ask for the limit at the draw – meaning either one card or three, depending on whether a high or low winning hand is sought.

‘Limit’ Explained

In the casino, lower limits are applied to certain tables to keep play restricted to certain levels of player. Some tables might cost as little as a few pence per wager, and others can run into the hundreds of pounds for a minimum bet. Players should check the limit before they begin play. Many tables will also have a maximum bet amount – a far higher amount which is the most to be placed on any single bet or combination of bets.

Poker games often have a limit. This relates to the amount which can be bet during the opening round and during any subsequent raises. Most casual games are limit games, though many casino games remove the limit and allow players to raise bets however they choose. Tournament games will usually be run with no limit applied.

In online casino gaming, players can set an individual ‘limit’ which prevents them from playing too much. This limit might be applied daily or weekly, and is usually part of any online gambling site’s ‘responsible gaming’ policy. Limits are set on the player’s terms and can be removed at any time, although there is a waiting period before the limit can be lifted or altered.