word type: adjective

  1. A game of poker whereby a player is allowed to bet any amount up to the size of his chip stack in any hand. Betting all of a player's chips means he is "all in." The opposite of no-limit is limit.

Popular Uses

The name of the game is no-limit Texas hold'em, the game that takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. -Mike Sexton

Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you. -Crandell Addington

No-limit hold'em: Hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror. -Tom McEvoy

Betting Rules

In no-limit poker, raises are required to be equal to or greater than the previous bet or raise. For example, if Player A bets $20 and Player B raises $20 for a total bet of $40, Player C, if he wants to raise, must raise at least another $20 to $60. The exception to this rule is if Player C does not have enough chips to raise the additional $20. If this is the case, he can raise less than the required amount and put himself all-in.

Related Terms

Pot Limit, Fixed Limit, Mexican Holdem