What is a Table Limit?
In casino gaming, the table limit refers to how much a player can win at any particular table. Any casino game has a minimum amount which can be played and the game might also have a maximum amount which can be won by any one player during a set period, such as 24 hours or one week. These limits are in play to protect the casino and to ensure that they can front the money required to pay a very successful player. Some casinos might offer ‘no-limit‘ games to players, where all limits are removed and any amount can be wagered and won.
Table Limit Explained
In casino gaming, players hope to make as much as possible from playing the tables and placing bets on different games. Casinos, on the other hand, need to turn a profit – and also have enough funds to pay out wins immediately. Table limits are an accumulative metric, which means that they cover how much a player can win over a set period.
Many casinos will set limits in order to keep their own profits healthy and prevent any one player from ‘breaking the bank’ by winning a large amount. The limit includes a minimum that can be bet and won, along with a maximum wager amount that limits potential winnings. Some tables will be set to extremely high minimum limits, to attract just the high rollers.
Others will have a very low minimum to bring in as many casual players as possible. Maximum limits are rarely required at the low stakes tables, but will be extremely relevant in high value play. A gaming establishment will usually offer a wide range of tables with their own different table limits, so players can wager at a level which suits their play.