We have recently released our new Cash Games+ to the poker lobby. To find out more, simply click on the question and the answer will expand below.
What are Cash Games+?
Cash Games+ is an exciting new addition to the poker lobby. It offers Texas Hold'em cash games with a twist. In Cash Games+, you use real money to buy chips and play at the table. There are different stake levels available, so everyone can join in, regardless of their budget. It's a fun and fair environment to show off your poker prowess!
What are the key differences between our other poker games and Cash Games+?
In Cash Games+, the chips you play with represent real cash values. When you buy-in with, for example, £10, that amount is taken from your account balance and converted into chips for the table. You can join and leave the table whenever you want, without any specific registration period or game end time, unless it's an exclusive game with a limited timeframe. When you leave the table, your remaining chips are returned to your account balance.
You compete against players at your table only, unlike tournaments which usually spread across multiple tables. You can top up your chip stack between hands in a cash game, whereas this is not allowed in tournaments or Wild Seat® Poker games. Additionally, you can re-buy to a Cash Game+ table as many times as you wish if you lose all your chips, and blinds remain the same throughout the game.
How and where do I join a Cash Game+ table?
Once you are logged into your account, from the home screen, locate the "Poker" tab in the menu and click on it. In the poker section, you will find various poker games, including Cash Games+. Hover over the Cash Games+ tile for more information and instructions on how to play. Clicking on the tile or the "play now" button will take you to the poker lobby.
In the lobby, you will see the available Cash Games+ games listed below the Wild Seat Poker games. Choose the desired buy-in level and click on the corresponding tile. You will then see important game details. Click the large green "play now" button to be randomly seated at a table. You are now registered and ready to play!
How are Cash Game+ fees taken?
Unlike Tournaments and Wild Seat Poker games, fees are not deducted at the entry point to the game. In Cash Games+, the fees are taken from the pots you play on the tables before the winnings are distributed. Currently, there is a fixed fee of 5% taken from each pot across all stake levels. We operate with a ‘No flop no drop policy’:
This means there will be no fees (rake)taken from Cash Game+ hands which do not progress to the flop, thus the first three community cards (flop) are not dealt.
Additionally, we have decided, to the players’ benefit, to place a cap (in Big Blinds ‘BB’) on the maximum amount of fees(rake) taken from each pot.
When the number of players in the pot is between 2 - 4 players, the Rake Cap is 5BB. When there are 5+, the Rake Cap is 10BB.
This means that when there are 2, 3, or 4 players in the pot when the hand is finished, the maximum fee(rake) taken from the pot is 5BB, regardless of how many BB’s are in the pot.
Furthermore, if there are 5 or more players in the pot, the maximum fee (rake) taken is 10BB.
For example: in the £10 Buy-in, where blinds are 10/20p. If 4 players with £10 stacks (50BB’s), go all in, the pot would be £40 (200BB’s).
Fees taken without a rake cap (5%) = £2 (10BB’s)
Fees taken with the rake cap in place (for a 4 player pot) = £1 (5BB’s)
Time restricted games/scheduled Cash Game+ tables.
Certain Cash Game + stake levels may have scheduled times. You can find this information on the Cash Game+ lobby tile, including the scheduled end time. Once the scheduled time has passed, the game tile for that stake level will disappear from the lobby, preventing new players from joining. However, tables can continue running even after the scheduled end time if there are still players present. If you are on the table, you will have this message appear:
If you choose to leave the lobby after the scheduled time has passed, you won't be able to re-enter. Once all players have left the elapsed table, it will close.
What are the Cash Game + stake levels?
Cash Game+ stake levels offered include:
There will be cash poker tables starting at £5 and increasing in buy-in level to £20.00.
Additionally, during promotional periods, we may offer lower buy-ins such as is the case for the ‘£2 cash taster’ or offer higher buy-ins such as £50 or £100.
Currently, our £5 cash game is our lowest buy-in, with a 25BB chip stack depth. The blinds will be 10p/20p. Here, lots of action will occur, with plenty of all-in pots and showdowns.
The next level up is a £10 buy-in. This will have a 50BB chip stack depth. The blinds remain at 10p/20p.
The highest level we offer at launch, will be a £20 buy-in. This will feature a 50BB chip stack as well, but the blinds will be 20p/40p.