The Playpen

The Playpen

Why should high stakes players have all the fun?  Introducing ‘The Playpen’….the micro-stakes cash game in time based tournament format with all the feel of big stakes poker!

You start The Playpen tourney with 1,000 chips valued at 1 penny each.  Blinds start at 5/10 and increase every 13 minutes.  After four 13 minute levels of play, the tournament is over and the chips you have in front of you are converted to cash and credited to your account!  For instance if you have 30,000 chips, you’ve won $300!

The whole tournament takes just 60 minutes to play and you can parlay your 10 buck buy-in into hundreds while experiencing the thrill of big blind poker!


  •  Low buy-in of just $10.50
  •  6-max format
  •  Four fast-paced levels each just 13 minutes long
  •  Nosebleed cash game experience without breaking the bank

Dates and Times:

  • Fridays at: 3:00pm ET, 5:00pm ET, 7:00pm ET, 9:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

Blind Levels:

  • Level 1: 5/10 with 1 unit antes
  • Level 2: 10/20 with 2 unit antes
  • Level 3: 15/30 with 3 unit antes
  • Level 4: 25/50 with 5 unit antes

Once you’re in The Playpen, there’s no easy way out! All players must complete all four levels of play to get paid!  There’s no quitting early and once you’re out, you’re out for good!  The Playpen has no re-entries, rebuys, or late registration!

Join The Playpen to experience the feel of nosebleed stakes poker with blinds as high as 25/50 in this miniaturized version of our weekly popular $1,050 buy-in tournament called The Cage. 

You are only minutes away from playing the next big thing!

Becoming a member at Black Chip Poker couldn´t be easier.

Follow these 3 simple instructions and we´ll have you playing with us in no time!

Download the Software

First, download the software, which be saved to either your Mac desktop or ‘downloads’ folder. It may take a few minutes for Black Chip Poker to download.

Once the download is complete, launch the file from your saved location. If asked to update the software, please accept.

After this initial process, you will be able to launch Black Chip Poker from your application folder.

Set up your Account

Launch Black Chip Poker and in the main lobby select ‘Create Account…’

Fill out required registration details and make sure you provide a valid email address.

To validate your account, check your inbox for the provided validation code.

Finally, enter your validation code.

Get your 100% Free Deposit

To find a play money ring game table or tournament to jump into. use the tabs in the Black Chip Poker lobby.

From there you can select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

You can also search for specific tables and poker formats by clicking on your chose game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.