Microsoft’s Xbox Live version of Texas Hold ‘em is online and anyone can play it for free… for 48 hours. From now until Friday, August 25th (1:01 AM PST) there is no buy in for Texas Hold ‘em. After Friday the game will cost 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Texas Hold ‘em for Live Arcade has a “Persistent Bankroll” feature where your chips are linked to your gamertag. If a player loses all of their chips they have to play in lower stakes games before you can get back to the high roller tables.