Strategy for Rebuy Poker Games
Rebuys & Add-ons
Well, rebuys and addons are two very similar things, and certainly they both cost the same amount of money when you decide to grab one of them. But it's worth understanding the difference between the two, if only so that you don't seem like a complete idiot on the day by asking for the wrong thing.
A poker rebuy is the ability to buy your way back into the game after you have been completely eliminated, and lost your entire stack. The rebuy fee is traditionally the same as the fee that it cost to buy into the tournament in the first place, and you get to start again with the same stack size you had at the beginning of the game, even though the overall tournament is well under way.
An addon is more or less exactly what it sounds like – would you like some extra chips? Well you can have some. Like the rebuy, the addon is usually the same price as the buy in, and yields the same size stack. It's a great way to build up your chip count in a hurry if you need to.
Both rebuys and addons are usually only available during the first part of a poker tournament. Players like them for very obvious reasons – they get bigger stacks and they can play for longer. Plus, the more buyins and addons that get sold, the bigger the prize pool is going to be since the money goes directly into the tournament.
The House likes rebuys and addons because they tend to charge a small processing fee when selling you the addon or rebuy – you'll typically see tournaments advertised as, for example, $100+$10. That means it's $100 to buy in, and an extra $10 for the handling fee. The $100 goes directly to the prize pool, and the $10 goes to the House. Casinos do this because they don't earn money on poker the way they do off games like video slots.
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