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The Cage

$1k buy-in – it is not for the fainthearted!

5 hours to battle your way to victory

The Cage is a multi-table time-based cash game with a $1,000+50 buy-in (satellites for $55 are available). The tournament ends as soon as the clock hits 5 hours of play, regardless of how many players are left standing.

The event occurs weekly.

The Cage Highlights

  • 5-hour cash game with multi-table tournament format
  • The Cage ends when the time is up, regardless of how many players are left standing
  • 6-max tables
  • Starting stack of 1,000
  • Chips have a real dollar value
  • At the end of the tournament, your chip stack is converted to real cash and loaded into your account


The Cage is split into five 55-minute levels, with each getting more intense. Here’s the breakdown of how the blinds increase throughout the event:

  • Level 1 with $5 / $10 blinds and $1 antes
  • Level 2 with $8 / $16 blinds and $1 antes
  • Level 3 with $10 / $20 blinds and $2 antes
  • Level 4 with $15 / $30 blinds and $3 antes
  • Level 5 with $25 / $50 blinds and $5 antes

Satellite Schedule

Date Time (ET) Buy-in Name Prize
Every Sunday 6:00pm $50+5 The Cage – The Beast 15 Seats GTD to The Cage
Every Sunday 8:00pm $50+5 The Cage – Sit & Crush 5 Seats GTD to The Cage

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets for a tournament won in satellites cannot be transferred and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Players who have won a tournament ticket cannot register for it.
  • Players who paid buy-in for the tournament and then won the satellite can take their cash and use the winnings to play in the “Cell”.