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1.In poker, a term used to say how much money you have brought to the table at the beginning of your session.

2.In a poker tournament, buy-in is the amount of money that you pay towards the prize pool in order to enter the tournment.

3.any more money that is spent during the session is called a rebuy.
In a limit hold 'em game, the typical buy-in is usually 10 times the small bet. (in a 4/8 game, the min is $40)

the world series of poker buy-in is $10,000
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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
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To take part in the system. Or become mainstream.
"I didn't sell out, Son, I bought in. Keep that in mind."
- Dad, SLC punk

The punk band did a total sell-out buy-in.
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The amount of money required to buy a spot in a poker tournament. It's also generally your starting amount of money in the tournament.
The buy-in for the annual World Series of Poker is $10,000.
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A nasty scam we used to pull on new employees when they got thier first full paycheck
Dude, it's payday! Come on down to the bar, it's buy-in!

I'll be there....What's buy-in?

You're buying the first round. See you there.
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Babe, are you buyin'?

I can't buy, I'm too drunk.

I've been shopping a lot but I've never bought anything.
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A Poker term, when a player first sits down at the table and buys chips, it is called a "buy-in".
If a tournament is a $10,000 buy-in, then you must pay $10,000 to enter the game and you get that many chips.
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