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1.
Playing poker with live money in the form of chips at a casino. There are certain tables for certain games, such as No Limit Texas Hold 'em, Limit Hold 'em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud. Each of these tables also has a particular stake, ranging from $1/$2 into the thousands with its own minimum buy-in (No Limit and Pot Limit tables also a maximum buy-in).

Not to be confused with tournament tables, one can sit at and exit a cash table at their leisure, bringing and taking their chips with them, and may switch tables as much as they like.

At cash tables it is also customary to tip the dealer with a chip or two when you win a substantial pot, as a symbol of "thanking" the dealer for the cards. While the dealer has nothing to do with the cards other than dealing them out in random orders, their income from tips is notable enough to justify doing it both from a symbolic perspective and a friendly, sportmanlike persective. Plus, you'll seem stingy to them and the other players if you don't.
"Roy took his winnings from his first cash table and tried to move up to higher stakes. Unfortunately, he ended up going broke within the first few minutes there."
by Wilkin April 15, 2008
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Where you play poker with live money in the form of chips at a casino. There are certain tables for certain games, such as No Limit Texas Hold 'em, Limit Hold 'em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud. Each of these tables also has a particular stake, ranging from $1/$2 into the thousands with its own minimum buy-in (No Limit and Pot Limit tables also a maximum buy-in).

Not to be confused with tournament tables, one can sit at and exit a cash table at their leisure, bringing and taking their chips with them, and may switch tables as much as they like.

At cash tables it is also customary to tip the dealer with a chip or two when you win a substantial pot, as a symbol of "thanking" the dealer for the cards. While the dealer has nothing to do with the cards other than dealing them out in random orders, their income from tips is notable enough to justify doing it both from a symbolic perspective and a friendly, sportmanlike persective. Plus, you'll seem stingy to them and the other players if you don't.
"Stefan took his winnings from his first cash table and tried to move up to higher stakes. Unfortunately, he ended up going broke within the first few minutes there."
by Wilkin April 16, 2008
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