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What exactly counts as a "Ring Game"..? - Thu Jan 09, 2014, 03:02 PM
Gen.gambit's Avatar
Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Not new to poker or 'Stars at all, just wondered exactly what counts as a ring game. Got an email with these Jan daily challenges and said today I could earn 1 VPP in any Ring Game to qualify.

Not really bothered about daily challenges etc, just tweaked my curiosity as to what a ring game is exactly, it's a term I have known for years and years, but all I play if NLH trns, SNG's and sometimes cash, so never needed to know, but now it's bugging me.

First post on the forums, didn't really give them much thought before either, seems like there is some cool stuff on here though.

Cheers all.
Thu Jan 09, 2014, 03:31 PM
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Since: Jun 2012
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Ring games are cash games.
Thu Jan 09, 2014, 04:07 PM
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Hello Gen.gambit,

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As mentioned ring games is just another term for cash games.

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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 04:32 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
I heard once from a long time poker pro that cash games were called ring games because when a tournament was in town the cash tables were set up around the tournament tables, hence the 'ring', so the bust outs could quickly find another game.

But that may just be a made up story.
PSO etc - Thu Jan 09, 2014, 04:45 PM
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Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
I've done most of the PSO courses etc, been playing on stars for several years, that bit of lingo was just buggin me. Thanks guys.
Thu Jan 09, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 347
btw it's called a ring game because every time you lose a real money buyin your ring tightens a bit

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