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Game Rules

All Players at the Poker.ie Poker Room must abide by the Poker Room's rules.

Players must also abide by the general rules of the games they are playing, and they must also follow the additional system rules set down by the Poker.ie Poker Room.

Understanding and Abiding by the Rules

By entering a game, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by the General Game Rules, the System Rules and the individual Game Rules of the Multi-Player Poker System, as well as the terms and conditions of the Poker.ie Poker Room.

If in the view of Poker.ie that a person has been actively involved in fraud or collusion then the player will forfeit any winnings or profits they have made on their account.

Individual Play

Poker is a game where Players play for their own interest. Partnerships or any kind of collusion among Players is not permitted.

Minimum Buy-in

  • Fixed Limit: 10 times minimum bet
  • Pot Limit: 20 times minimum bet
  • No Limit: 20 times minimum bet

Table Stakes

There are low and high bets in each game. For example, in a $5/$10 game, the low bet is $5 and the high bet is $10.

Leaving and Returning to a Game

If you leave a game and return to that game in less than sixty minutes, you start the new game with the same stakes as when you left.

Note: If you leave one game to play in another game and lose, you may return to the first game and play at a lower limit bet. For more information on playing at a lower limit bet, see the section All-in.

All-in

If you do not have enough chips to bet during a hand, you are not forced to place the full bet amount. You must put all of your chips into the pot - this is known as calling all-in. All-in indicates that all your remaining chips are put into the pot. You then contend for the pot in an amount proportional to the chips you put in. The game play that continues among other Players is put into a side pot. The all-in Player has no share in this pot.

Players may only have one all in per day.

To request more all-ins, you will need to:

1. Right-click the table graphic. A pop-up menu is displayed. 2. Select the Request all-in reset option. Your all-in limit is reset to the default limit.

Checks and Raises

Checking and raising is permitted in all games.

Bets and Raises

No raises are allowed once the betting is capped. Players may only call or fold.

Blinds and Posts

Blind bets are used to start the game play. The Player to the immediate left of the Dealer posts the small blind. The next Player to the left posts the big blind. The small blind is half of the lower betting limit. The big blind is a full bet at the lower betting limit. For example, in a $10/$20 game, the small blind is $5 and the big blind is $10.

When new Players enter a game they are given a choice to post now or wait for the big blind. If a Player decides to wait, they receive no cards until it is their turn to play the big blind. If they decide to post, they bet the equivalent of one big blind, and receive cards immediately. "

Both the big blind and post are considered live blinds. So, the Player who posted the small blind must equalize the betting once the new Player has posted the equivalent of one big blind.

Players who sit out and then sit in again, must either wait for the big blind to reach them again before receiving cards, or post a big blind.

Exposing Hands at Showdown

All active hands are automatically shown at the showdown unless a Player has previously clicked the Muck Losing Hands option. All called hands at the showdown are available for viewing to any Player in the PlayCheck readout of a hand. Players who win a pot without a showdown are given the option to show or muck their hand. Uncalled winning hands that are mucked are not available for viewing in the PlayCheck readout.

Sitting Out

Players can leave the table for a few hands by clicking the Sit Out button.

Note: You are removed from a table if you sit out for more than fifteen minutes or have missed two rounds of blinds.

System Rules

There are special rules that govern Internet Poker. These rules are in addition to the General Rules of Poker adopted by the House.

Raked Hand

The following definitions apply towards what constitutes a raked hand

Raked hands - Tournament requirements
For tournament entry, a raked hand is a hand in which any player that is dealt cards in a hand and the pot is rakes a minimum of 25c.

Raked hands - Wagering requirements
For the Poker Rooms' wagering requirement on Bonuses received to the player's poker account, a raked hand is only counted when the player contributes to the pot (i.e. doesn't fold hole cards).

All Actions Stand

You determine the action you want to perform in a game by clicking the appropriate Action button. Once you have selected an action, it is final. Ensure you select the correct action.

Coffeehousing

This is when Players chat about a hand they are involved in, with the intent of misleading or manipulating other Players. Coffeehousing is not permitted. No chat among Players, that could influence the play or outcome of the game, is allowed.

Slow Play

If you are connected to the system but are not responding when it is your turn, the following rules apply:

If you have not placed a bet in the hand, you have ten seconds to respond. Failing this, your hand automatically folds. If you have placed a bet in the hand, you have thirty seconds to respond. Failing this, your hand automatically folds or is considered all-in. For more information on all-in restrictions, see the section Disconnections. Note: Repeated instances of slow play may be grounds for a Player to be removed from the table. This decision is at the sole discretion of the House. There is a Sit Out option for Players who want to exit the table. Players must use this option to avoid the consequences.

Disconnections

If a Player is disconnected from the system during play, the following rules apply:

If a Player is disconnected during the play of a hand and have placed a bet, they have thirty seconds to reconnect. If they do not reconnect within thirty seconds, the following happens:

If the Player can check, their hand is automatically checked.

If the Player cannot check, but has All-In's available, their hand is considered All-In.

If the Player does not qualify to check their hand, or be considered All-In, their hand automatically folds.

All-In's are not allowed for disconnections in Pot-Limit and No-Limit games.

If there is an issue on the gaming server preventing the completion of a game, the game play for the current hand is cancelled. And the player balance for the table is returned to it's state at the start of the hand.

Note: There is a limit to the number of times that a Player can call all-in in a 24-hour period. When this limit is exceeded, the Player's hand folds and any money the Player has contributed to the pot is forfeited.

You must be aware of your all-in status. When you have reached the all-in limit, you must request that the limit be reset.

Tournamant Cancellations

Poker.ie Poker Room may cancel a tournament (including FreeRolls) at anytime without warning.

Poker Room Rules

Players must abide by the general rules of the games they are playing, and they must also follow the additional system rules set down by the Poker.ie Poker Room.

To request that the limit be reset, do the following:

  • Right-click the game table graphic. A pop-up menu is displayed.
  • Select the Request all-in reset. option. Your all-in limit is reset to the default limit.

Language

Communication between Players at the table is in English only.

No foul, abusive or insulting language is permitted. The use of such language may result in you being removed, suspended or banned from the Casino. If you use such language, your hand folds and all your contributions to the pot are forfeited.

Note: These decisions are at the sole discretion of the Poker.ie Poker Room management.

Playing at More than One Table

You may play at more than one table at the same time

Note: This is at the sole discretion of Poker.ie Poker Room management.

The following rules apply:

The Poker.ie Poker Room monitors Players who are playing at more than one table at the same time. This is to ensure that multiple-table play is not causing slow play. If Poker.ie Poker Room management determines that slow play is a result of playing at multiple tables, the Player is forced to play at one table only. The Player may not allege distraction or confusion as an excuse for errors made when playing at more than one table at the same time. Players are urged to consider the risk involved in playing at multiple tables at the same time. Errors that occur because of multiple-table play are strictly the Player's responsibility.