Whenever a player wishes to increase the size of a bet they are facing, they do so by Raising the bet. For information on using the bet slider and performing actions on the table, see How to Play. This section details logic behind raise sizes and raise scenarios.
Minimum Raise Size
The minimum bet in Hold’em and Omaha is one big blind (calling the big blind), and the minimum raise is an additional big blind, for 2 big blinds total.
That is only if there are no other raises in front of you. If a raise (or postflop bet) has been made, then the minimum amount a player may raise by is the difference between the present bet and the previous bet or big blind.
For example if, in a hand of €1/€2, if a player makes a preflop raise to €6, the minimum another player may raise facing that bet is €4, to a total bet of €10.
Calculating a Pot Sized Raise
To calculate the size of a pot-sized raise:
- Match the previous bet.
- Calculate the total pot including your matching bet before your raise.
- Add that much on top of your matching bet.
Another easy way to calculate a pot-sized raise on the fly is with the following formula: 3x the previous player’s bet + what is remaining in the pot.
In situations where a player has made a bet, that has been called, and a third player has made an all-in raise, the first player will only be allowed to re-raise if the all-in player has met the minimum raise size.
For example: Phil G has €10. Clay A has €10. Jason K has €6 chips
- Phil bets €5
- Clay calls the €5.
- Jason then goes all-in for €6.
In this scenario. Phil may only call facing the all in, as the minimum raise for Jason was for €5. As Jason’s raise was not large enough, no other players in this hand can re-raise.