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Play Money Tables

Shark Tank offers free play money tables to give new players a chance to become acquainted with the software and game action of Shark Tank poker. Anyone who creates an account at Sportbet will immediately be eligible to join the play money tables. Simply click on the play money list of tables and take a seat at any one of the games.

In an effort to simulate a 'real money' experience for our players, Sportbet has introduced an element of risk to the play money tables. Play money players will have to 'earn' their way up to higher limits just like real money players. By putting a value on the chips, players must utilize a more realistic style of playing poker if they wish to accumulate chips and join the 'pros' at the higher limits. This will help prevent play money games from becoming meaningless as players raise or call without fear because they having nothing at stake. Now there is an incentive to play solid poker and build a bankroll.

The 'real money' style of Shark Tank's play money tables will enable players to pick up tips and learn basic strategies in anticipation of moving up into real money games.

Once a player feels comfortable with the software and action of online poker and has practiced at Shark Tank's play money tables and tournaments, they may graduate to real money tables by clicking on the cashier function and depositing money in their Sportbet account.

Shark Tank offers micro limit games as a great way for new players to make the move from play money tables to real money tables. For a small buy-in, players can enjoy real money action at tables with stakes as low as $0.05/$0.10 to get a sense of what poker is truly like. The transition will be painless and profitable for those players who have worked hard on Sportbet's play money tables!

Shark Tank 's play money table structures are listed below. All players receive a play money balance of $1000 to start. A player may reload their play money account anytime their chip balance falls below 500. Minimum in the table represents the fewest chips needed to play at a table limit and Maximum represents the most chips that can be brought to the table at that limit.

Pot Limit & No Limit
Blinds Buy In
Small Big Min Max
2 4 100 400
20 40 1500 4000
50 100 5000 9000
100 200 10000 15000
200 400 25000 40000
Limit Hold'Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo
Bets Blinds Buy In
Small Big S. Blind B. Blind Min Max
5 10 2 5 500 900
20 40 10 20 1500 4000
50 100 25 50 5000 9000
200 400 100 200 10000 15000
500 1000 200 500 25000 40000
7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo, 5-Card Stud
Bets   Buy In
Small Big Ante Bring In Min Max
5 10 0.5 2 500 900
20 40 2 10 1500 4000
50 100 5 25 5000 9000
200 400 20 100 10000 15000
500 1000 50 200 25000 40000

Sit and Go Play Money Tournament Structures

For all play money tournaments each player will start with 1200 tournament chips once they have paid their play money Buy In.

Play money Sit and Go tournaments pay out in play money though the general rules and format of levels is the same as real money tournaments. The prize pool is comprised of the play money buy in and is distributed to the top finishers of the tournament.

The Buy In and payouts follow the table below.

Bets Players Prize Pool 1st Place 50% 2nd Place 30% 3rd Place 20%
$500 10 5,000 2,500 1,500 1,000
$2000 10 20,000 10,000 6,000 4,000
$10,000 10 100,000 50,000 30,000 20,000
$25,000 10 250,000 125,000 75,000 50,000
$100,000 10 1,000,000 500,000 300,000 200,000

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