Definition of Late Regging

What does the term "late regging" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "late regging"?

In poker, "late regging" is a shortened term for "late registration".

Many poker events in this day and age, whether live or online, will feature "late registration". This means that you can register and play in the event after it starts, up to a certain point.

For instance, let's say that there is an online event where late registration is available for the first 12 levels. This means that you can sign up and play in the event after it starts, as long as you enter before the 12th level has been completed.

In many cases, late registration events also feature re-entries, which means that you would be able to re-enter the event after being knocked out, provided that late registration is still open.

In some live events, late registration will extend to the next day of play. For instance, late registration may extend all the way up until the start of Day 2 of the event. So, if you were knocked out on Day 1 (if re-entries are allowed) or were simply late to sign up for the event, you can still sit down to play on Day 2 of the event.

Some believe that you should never late-reg an event, as you are missing out on crucial time early in the event that could be used to build your stack.

Others believe that the tournament doesn't truly begin until the later levels of the tournament. Phil Hellmuth, for instance, is rarely playing in the first or second level of a tournament.

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