The latest innovation to build pots in high stakes poker games and tournaments is the big blind ante. The World Series of Poker has bought into the concept for their high roller events. Several major casinos in Las Vegas also instituted it. Here’s how it works. One player puts in an amount equal to the big blind and all the antes for the table. Think of it as consolidating the forced bets. Depending on the rules, the person with the button or the actual big blind is responsible. The action to ante rotates as in a normal game. It is claimed that the big blind ante speeds up the action.
By Howard Hian