Potawatomi altering $5-$5 game’s max buy-in

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Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee has become a hotbed of pot-limit Omaha action. The room hosts weekly $5-$5 games that tend to play much bigger than advertised; in fact, it’s common for players to win or lose five-figure sums.

Previously, the low blinds limited the maximum amount of the buy-in, which upset many players. In response, poker room manager Jeff Gemini has instituted a player-friendly change that will undoubtedly make the games bigger and better.

Instead of a fixed maximum buy-in, the room is offering players the opportunity to buy in for the amount of the biggest stack at the table.

“Our bigger players are really happy with the change,” he said. “They can now buy into the game without being behind when they jump in. We’ve talked about the change for a while. Being able to buy in for the amount of the big stack is something our bigger players appreciate.”

Potawatomi has made several changes recently and not just in the poker room. In August, the property opened a luxurious 381-room, 19-story hotel immediately vaulting it to the forefront of the casino hospitality in the region.

“This change is an important one when looking at what makes our guests happy, especially those that play on a larger scale,” Gemini said. “It makes the room more player-friendly. It was also done to adapt to the rules other poker rooms in the region are implementing.”

The Potawatomi poker room can be reached at 414-847-7605.

— Chad Holloway is a senior news editor for PokerNews. Email him atanteupchad@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @ChadAHolloway.