What should the Min buy-in be for a 5/10 nlh home game?

Lerts

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Hello Everyone.
Not a stranger to Cards chat as I was a long standing member and frequent contributor to the forum before going on a couple years hiatus.

Since then I have started my own local home games running three times a week. Before I go further ill share some context regarding my home games. I would say my game is a premium setup, having a dedicated dealer at all times, catered chef(free meals for players), stock premium bar(free drinks for players), snack bar, premium table with integrated card shuffler, waitresses the whole 9 yards. The current stakes are $2/$5 with min $150 buyin.

I am looking to do a $5/$10 game once a month and i am wondering what the min buyin should be. I was reading on some other platforms that $500 is ok and some others were saying $1000.

I would really like some feedback thanks.
 
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hello

A luxury the organization I congratulate you I would say that with 500 to start is fine and if it is profitable you will raise it to 1000 greetings
 
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Min of $500 would be fairly standard. With your amenities you wouldn't want to have any short stacks to start with and 50BB is OK.
 
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Have seen may home games and casinos have the minimum be 40BB or $400.00. While I would like it deeper as the min 40BB is fine.
 
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I think 30-50BB for min would be fine. So at 5/10; $300-$500, imo.
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The casinos I've been to have a minimum buy-in of 50 BB.
At the casino that I play, 30BB has been the min. 100BB is the max, although you can buy in for the same amount as the biggest chip stack. So, in a 1/2 game, normally $200 would be the max, unless someone has $400, then you can buy in for $400.
 
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I would have to go with the consensus here and say that $500 should be the minimum.

Sounds like a great setup!
 
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I like the 40BB minimum that most places do. Depending on players and what they want you could make the upper end buy-in bigger too. Or have max buy-in equal the biggest stack to make things interesting.
 
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