A player needs a minimum sum of money to sit in any game, and this is in the form of a buy-in. The usual minimum chip buy-in amount, the ante and the betting limits in most Nevada casinos are as follows: 1. At a $1 to $3 betting limit game—the minimum buy-in is $10, the ante 5 cents, and the house charge, known as the cut or rake, is 10% on all pots up to $30; maximum rake $3 per pot. 2. At a $3 to $6 betting limit game—the chip buy-in is $20, the ante 25 cents, the rake 5% on all pots up to $40; maximum rake $2 per pot. 3. At a $5 to $10 betting limit game—the chip buy-in is $50, the ante is $1, the rake 5% on all pots up to $30; add 50 cents when pot reaches $70 or more; maximum rake $2 per pot.
The above described buy-ins, antes and percentage rakes apply
The above described buy-ins, antes and percentage rakes apply only to the low-limit games played in Nevada. At the Dunes Hotel Casino Poker room, which is leased out to Johnny Moss, the hourly house charge is $75 for a full table at the $100 and $200 limit Razz game, and every 20 minutes the dealer removes a $25 chip from the pot in progress. The same house charge holds true for the $300 and $600 limit game. The maximum number of raises permitted in most Nevada Poker rooms is three, and in a few, four. However, when there are two active players remaining in the pot, the number of raises is unlimited.