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Taking a break from the table?

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by blue808, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. blue808

    blue808 Tourist

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    I'm not a poker player, but I follow Trooper97's vlog on youtube, and I notice that he apparently takes breaks from the game to get a coffee, some food, or just walk around recording his thoughts...

    My questions are... What happens to his seat at the table in this situation? What if there are other people "on the list" to play? What happens to his chips? Does he have to cash out or does he just leave his chips on the table while he's away? How long can he be away from the table?

    Appreciate any answers... Thanks..!!
     
  2. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    Most rooms will remove a player if they have 2 " missed big blind" buttons for someone on the waiting list. However, a player can request a " dinner button" and at most casinos that will allow he/she to leave for up to an hour to eat (or do whatever). Some rooms may not allow it but I have never been in a room that didn't allow it!
     
  3. ARTHUR L FINN

    ARTHUR L FINN Tourist

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    The B & Aria allow an hour + for din din. More if they are not busy.
     
  4. Aceman

    Aceman Tourist

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    you can usually miss a couple of dealer rotations, you'll get an 'away' token in your spot once the third guy arrives, and if theres a waiting list you'd get picked up.

    most people would wait until a new dealer arrives, wait for one hand to be dealt then get up and leave, that way you'd get pretty much 90 mins.

    if two people have left already and you leave you'd get a '3rd man walking' button if you miss your big blind, if that happens and there's a list you can be picked up straight away.
     
  5. Yep

    Yep Tourist

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    Note that the specific rules can vary from room to room. And even then, enforcement of the rules will depend a lot on how busy the room is, how many people are on the list, etc. You can safely stand up for a couple orbits to hit the rest room, have a smoke away from the table, or grab a quick snack. If you want to leave for an extended period of time, you'll need to see if the room has a dinner option. Some rooms will not, but they will put you on the "dinner list" meaning you get picked up, but when you come back to go to the top of the list for the next open seat.
     
  6. 18000rpm

    18000rpm Tourist

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    You can usually (very) safely leave for 40 minutes (2 orbits). Pass an hour then it's up to the poker room manager.

    If you are away too long (missed AT LEAST 2 big blinds) they may rack you up. Usually that only happens when other players at the table complain that the player has been away too long, or if you've been away well over an hour.
     
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  7. TriggerMN

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    I play at CET properties, and I've been told there that they go with a 45 minute rule. But if they know you, it's slow, and there's nobody waiting to play, they may relax that rule. If you are away too long, they'll pick up your chips for you, so you can come back and collect your cash from the desk. If you're using a player's card and staying on site, they'll probably even give you a phone call to remind you to come get your money.
     
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