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  1. What is a backer in poker?

      A backer is the person or company that provides money to someone to play poker.  A backer is synonymous with ‘staker’ and is usually used in the context of someone giving money to a profitable poker player in exchange for a percentage of any profits. Backing arrangements can be strictly financial or can include […]

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  2. Do professional poker players use their own money?

      This question depends largely on the game format, stakes being played, and player goals.  It’s easier to bankroll yourself for cash games as they have less swings than tournaments.  Likewise, if you are happy with the stakes you are playing and have no desire to move up, it will be easier to play with […]

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  3. What is a poker stable?

      A stable is normally defined as a building or place for keeping horses. Of course, farm animals don’t play poker. In the poker world, when someone(s) stakes 5+ people, that is considered a poker stable. Funny enough, players in these poker stables are commonly referred to as horses! Some poker stables offer solely financial […]

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  4. What does it mean to stake someone?

      To stake someone is to financially back them.  In poker, you provide the money to the player to play with in exchange for a percentage of profits. By giving up a percentage of future profits, the player benefits by not risking their own money. By taking on that financial risk, the investor hopes to […]

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  5. How do you get staked in poker?

      Poker stables typically specialize in one game type. For example- cash games, PLO, Hyper SNGs, Spins, MTTs, etc. There are stables like Pocarr for long-term MTT staking, and there are markets where you can sell action to one or a few tournaments.  We only know what our requirements are for getting staked, so we’ll […]

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  6. Is poker staking profitable?

      Poker staking can be profitable, but like most things there are no guarantees. Communication is one key to success, making sure all parties are always on the same page. There are many variables to consider when analyzing this question.  How long is the stake for?  How good is the player?  What is the cut […]

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  7. What is staking in poker?

      Staking, also known as backing, is the act of one party providing financial backing to another party in exchange for a percentage of profits. Example: Jon wants to play a live $1,000 poker tournament but does not want to put $1,000 of his own money at risk.  He can choose to sell 50% of […]

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