‘Lammers’ in Poker
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Poker seems to be a simple game when we play it online. However, organizing a poker game at casinos or at homes has a lot of complexities. A lot of things have to be arranged which not only includes the basic things i.e. a poker table, poker chips and a deck of cards, but a complete list of equipment such as dealer buttons, poker case, card protectors, timer, chip tray etc. This list is incomplete without a special kind of button, specifically known as ‘lammers’. Here, we explain briefly what exactly lammers in poker are, what they are used for and their significance in any poker game.
Lammers in poker refer to small colored plastic disks or buttons which have some number or text imprinted over them. The word ‘lammer’ is used in satellite tournaments for the awarded chips. In case it is a number, its value is considered equivalent to those many rupees. If it is a text, it is used to represent something to a particular player. The casino dealers use lammers to track the state of any poker game as well as to know how much amount of money, in the form of cash or chips, has been taken from a particular player. Casinos have their own specific rules to use different types of lammers.
There are no specific classifications of lammers per say but they can be used in many different forms in different games. For example, a HI/LOW lammer can be used in mixed games to keep track of what’s being dealt. A bounty game can use an ON/OFF lammer or a 3rd man button to count the number of players who walked away. A lammer with ‘DEALER’ or just ‘D’ imprinted over it is used to represent the next dealer.
The use of lammers in poker is not just limited to these areas. They can also be used to indicate the variants which are being used in the game, to tell whose turn it is to pay the blinds or to tell who must deal next.
Lammers can be used in many more ways, depending on how the casinos want to use them. While lammers are not used by all casinos, but still you should understand their use and significance so that you don’t face a problem in case they are used.
Well, this is about the offline games but when it comes to online poker games, there are no lammers involved. You just need to focus on your strategies to win big money. Download the GetMega Poker app now and play multiple games on a daily basis.