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Good points on all...I've contacted a player that plays regularly and owns his own set of chips as I think he has denominations down to 1 cent or something, so if he has lower chips I'll go that way. Doing the math and I'd end up leaving myself kind of short for color ups on the main table depending on how many I have at the cash game.My bank is gonna love me!
...My bank is gonna love me!
I host/run a ton of cash games. I have skimmed the posts fwiw. As stated, never use the same chips for the tourney/cash game. Worse case scenario this gives you an opportunity to buy a second set. As the host you should provide the bank. I host a .25/.50 cash game. Max Buy In is $50.00-$60.00's. You can reload back up to the 50, or rebuy up to the 50 at any time. I actually prefer my guests to buy in with larger bills makes it easier to cash them out. I go overboard with the bank. I keep a minimum of 20-One Dollar bills10-Five Dollar bills13-Ten Dollar billsThis puts 200 in the bank. This is plenty for giving change at the beginning of the night, and for cashing people out. Several of us will buy 100 in chips, just pocket the extra 50 (us gamblers know we will be adding on, or rebuying anyways). I used to keep quarters available, but nobody ever wanted them, so f$%k it. I don't waste my time anymore keeping them on hand (unless you want to play some side games during the cash game, lol). I don't care how much you trust your company. Either keep the bank in a locked drawer, or on your persons at all times. Only one person manages the bank. That is you. If it comes up short. Its your problem. You have to cover the losses. If your still in the tourney when the cash game starts then just miss a couple of tourney hands while you give the cash game buy ins to the participants. If this is redundant to what was already posted sorry.
I agree with most of what Detroitdad said except for allowing players to pocket chips. In my game all chips stay on the table at all times. Letting people keep chips in their pocket can lead to people going south (squirreling away profit) and/or forgetting chips in their pocket and taking them home. It's also prevents a (probably new) player from claiming that he has more chips in play than what is visible on the table in all in situations. Just overall a not good idea which can lead to serious issues.