Game Rules

1. Texas Holdem

Players
Up to 10 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
Texas Holdem is played with two blinds, a small blind and a big blind. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the initial cards are dealt. The betting structures available for Texas Holdem are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

  1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.
  2. Each player is dealt two cards face down (”pocket cards”). These cards can only be seen by the player that receives them.
  3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.
  4. Three community cards (”the flop”) are placed face up in the centre of the table. These cards can be used by all players, together with the pocket cards, to combine a hand.
  5. The second round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  6. A fourth community card (“the turn”) is placed in the centre of the table.
  7. The third round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  8. A fifth and last community card (“the river”) is placed in the centre of the table.
  9. The last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  10. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. Each player combines the five community cards and their two pocket cards to create the best five card hand. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.

2. Omaha & Omaha Hi/Lo

Players
Up to 10 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
Omaha is played with two blinds, a small blind and a big blind. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the initial cards are dealt. The betting structures available for Omaha are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

  1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.
  2. Each player is dealt four cards face down (”pocket cards”). These cards can only be seen by the player that receives them.
  3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.
  4. Three community cards (”the flop”) are placed face up in the centre of the table. These cards can be used by all players, together with two of the pocket cards, to combine a hand.
  5. The second round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  6. A fourth community card (“the turn”) is placed in the centre of the table.
  7. The third round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  8. A fifth and last community card (“the river”) is placed in the centre of the table.
  9. The last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  10. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. Each player has to combine two of their pocket cards with three of the community cards to create the best five card hand. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.

3. Omaha Hi/Lo

In Omaha Hi/Lo the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low hand – provided there is a qualifying low hand. To qualify as a low hand, no card in the combined five card hand can be over 8 or be a pair. Ace can be used in both the low and high hand. If more than one low hand qualifies, the hand with the lowest high card wins. This means that the hand 7-5-4-2-A beats 8-4-3-2-A. If the high cards are the same, the next highest card is compared. It is possible for the same player to win both the high and the low hands. The low hand can be a flush or a straight. The best possible low hand is 5-4-3-2-A. If there are no qualifying low hands, the high hand wins the whole pot.

4. 7 Card Stud & 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo

Players
Up to 8 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
7 Card Stud is played with an ante. An ante is a forced bet paid by all players before the initial cards are dealt. The only betting structure available for 7 Card Stud is Limit.

The play

  1. The ante is paid by all players. The ante is usually 1/10 of the small bet, for example $1 in a $10-$20 game.
  2. Each player is dealt three cards. Two cards face down and one card faced up.
  3. The first round of betting starts with the player that has the lowest visible card. The player can choose to place a full or half bet. For the first round, a full bet is the lower amount of the structure, for example $5 in $5-$10 game.
  4. Once the first round of betting has completed, each player is dealt a fourth card face up.
  5. The second round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand. If two players have the same best hand, the suit will decide who starts the betting. The starting player has the option to check or bet the small bet; $5 in $5-$10 game. If a player has an open pair he has the option to place the higher bet in the structure; $10 in a $5-$10 game. The action then moves clockwise around the table, each player in turn having the option to check (if no bet was made by the player acting first), call, raise or fold.
  6. Once the second round of betting has completed, each player is dealt a fifth card face up.
  7. The third round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand. From the third round onwards the player wishing to bet must bet the higher bet; $10 in a $5-$10 game.
  8. Once the third round of betting has completed, each player is dealt a sixth card face up.
  9. The fourth round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand.
  10. Once the fourth round of betting has completed, each player is dealt their seventh and last card face down. If all 8 players are still in the game when the seventh card is dealt, the card is dealt face up in the center of the table as a community card. This is because the cards in the deck would run out if each player is dealt a seventh card.
  11. The fifth and last round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand.
  12. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. The hand is combined using five of the seven cards dealt to the player. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.

5. 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo

In 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low hand – provided there is a qualifying low hand. To qualify as a low hand, no card in the combined five card hand can be over 8 or be a pair. Ace can be used in both the low and high hand. If more than one low hand qualifies, the hand with the lowest high card wins. This means that the hand 7-5-4-2-A beats 8-4-3-2-A. If the high cards are the same, the next highest card is compared. It is possible for the same player to win both the high and the low hands. The low hand can be a flush or a straight. The best possible low hand is 5-4-3-2-A. If there are no qualifying low hands, the high hand wins the whole pot.

6. 5 Card draw

Players
Up to 5 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
5-Card Draw is played with two blinds, a small blind and a big blind. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the initial cards are dealt. The betting structures available for 5-Card Draw are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

  1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.
  2. After posting the blinds each player is dealt five cards face down. These cards can only be seen by the player who receives them.
  3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.
  4. Once the first round of betting has completed, the draw round begins with the player to the left of the dealer. Each remaining player is given the opportunity to change 0-5 cards.
  5. The second and last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.
  6. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.
Disconnection
If the player is disconnected before or during the draw round and fails to reconnect before the timeout, the player’s cards will automatically be changed. If you hold any of the following hands then these cards will be kept if automatic change takes place:
  1. Hand with two pair or higher.
  2. Open royal straight flush draw (KQJ10 suited)
  3. High pairs (AA,KK,QQ,JJ)
  4. Straight flush draw or flush draw
  5. Low pairs (1010 and below)
  6. Open straight draw
  7. Gutshot straight draw
  8. High card (A,K,Q,J)
  9. No cards saved

7. Multi-table Tournaments (MTTs)

A multi-table tournament is a competition among many players playing at the same time in different tables. As players are eliminated the number of tables is reduced, players are repositioned in other tables until the Final Table is reached, where the last standing player will be the winner and the rest of players ranked in the order in which they were eliminated. After registration, a player may decide to unregister from a tournament before it starts.

8. Sit n Go Tournaments

Sit N Gos are single table tournaments that start when the table is full. There's heads up, 6 and 9 player tables. Buy in price into these tournaments varies depending on the table chosen. For 6 and 9 player tournaments, usually the first, second and third playes will receive a percentage of the prize pool.

9. Cash Games

On Cash Tables, players use cash instead of chips to play. Cash tables operate on first come, first served basis. The player can take any empty seat and game will start as soon as there more players. Players can leave the table at any time taking their remaining cash with them.

10. Twister & Age of the Gods & Wild Twister

Twister
Twister games are a fast variation of SnG tournaments where 3 players play on a Texas Holdem No Limit game structure with 500 chips on the stack. The prize pool will be determined randomly once three players sit on the table, this pool could vary from 2 to 1000 times the buy in.

Age of the Gods Twister
Using the same structure of a Twister game, on Age of the Gods Twister, players start the game with 100 chips. Also, each time a tournament starts, the Age of the Gods jackpot could be won. When the tournament starts, a slot animation will determine the prize pool (2 to 100 times the buy in). In the case that one or more players are chosen to play for the jackpot, the tournament will be paused until the jackpot game is finished. All players on the table will be notified of the jackpot win and the tournament will continue normally.The Age of the Gods jackpot is a multi-level progressive jackpot accumulated from players’ bets in all casinos offering the Age of the Gods games. There are four different jackpots that can be won: Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. For each bet on an Age of the Gods game, a 0.99% of it will be used to fund the jackpot.

Wild Twister
Following the Twister structure, Wild Twister offer Twister Tickets worth 2 to 100 the buy in cost that the user can use afterwards to buy in twister or age of the gods twister tournaments. In this variant all the action happens automatically, as the game starts all players will go all in in the first and subsequent hands that might follow.

11. Six Plus Holdem

Six Plus Holdem
Six plus games follow the same structure as Clasic Texas Holdem. In this variant cards with numbers 2 to 5 are removing on the deck, and the game goes on with the remaining 36 cards. Available on Cash, Sit n go and MTT.

Hand Strength (From lowest to highest)

  1. High card
  2. One pair
  3. Two pair
  4. Straight
  5. Three of a kind
  6. Full house
  7. Flush
  8. Four of a kind
  9. Straight flush
  10. Royal Flush

Notice that 3 of a kind beats a Straight and a Flush beats the Full House.

12. Speed Poker

Speed Poker games are a variant of Cash Tables, where players have the option to use the Speed Fold feature, when used, player will abandon immediately that table and be seated at the next table starting a hand.

13. General Rules

Available Betting Structures

Limit
In structured limit games, all bets/raises are a set amount. The only valid bet/raise is the current limit, for example $10 (big blind) on the first two rounds and $20 (double the big blind) in the last two rounds in a $5-$10 Hold'em game.

No-Limit
In no-limit the minimum bet/raise is the same size as the big blind but players can always bet as much as they want, up to all their chips. There is no maximum number of raises.

Pot-Limit
In pot-limit the minimum bet must be the size of the big blind but can be up to the pot; the minimum raise having to match the previous bet or raise made. A pot size bet/raise is calculated by adding up the pot plus all bets on the table plus the amount the player wishing to raise would first have to call before raising.

14. The Betting Round

Check
If no player has placed a bet or if the player is on an un-raised big blind, the player has the alternative to check. That means declining to bet, but retaining the option to remain in the hand if someone else bets, or even to call or raise if someone else bets. A player can not “check” if someone else has placed a bet. If another player bets after a check, the checking player is forced to either call, raise or fold.

Fold
A player always has the option to fold. When a player folds his hand he is no longer in the game until the next hand.

Call
A player has the option to call when another player has placed a bet. When the player calls, he puts in the same amount as the bet in the pot and the betting round is ended unless another player raises.

Bet
If no one else has placed a bet, the player can bet himself. A bet will force the other players to either call, raise or fold. The amount of the bet depends on the betting structure.

Raise
The player has the option to raise another player’s bet. The player then raises to an amount higher than the bet, which forces the other players to either call, re-raise or fold.

15. Poker hand ranking

The pokerhands are ranked according to the following:

1. Royal Straight Flush

The best possible straight flush. Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, all of the same suit.


2. Straight flush
Cards of five consecutive ranks, all of the same suit.


3. Four of a kind
Four cards of any one rank, and any other card.


4. Full house
Three cards of one rank, and two cards of a second rank.


5. Flush
Five cards of the same suit that doesn't make a straight.


6. Straight
Cards of five consecutive ranks when not all five are of the same suit.


7. Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank and two unrelated cards.


8. Two pairs
Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and a fifth unrelated card.


9. One pair
Two cards of the same rank and three other unrelated cards.


10. High card
Five unrelated cards – no pair, no flush, no straight. Nothing but the highest card.

16. Alias

An Alias is the name that Players in the Multi-Player poker environment know each other by.

The following rules apply:

• Upon first accessing the iPoker network, players will be assigned an alias.
• If the player wishes to do so; the alias can be changed once. After this, the Alias cannot be modified or changed.
• Players cannot have multiple Aliases.
• No offensive Aliases are allowed. If you select an Alias that is considered offensive, your Alias is rejected, and you will have to select another Alias. The decision on this matter are at the discretion of the house.
• Aliases can be composed of upper and lower case characters (a to z) and numbers (0 to 9). The Alias has to be a minimum length of 4 characters and a max length of 16 characters.

17. Chip/Cash Dumpings

Chip dumping (Intentionally losing chips to another player) is not allowed, and may result in the following:

• The Player(s) getting disqualified and removed from tournaments.
• The Player(s) forfeiting all buy-in amounts and entrance fees.
• The Player(s) being permanently banned from the iPoker network.

Note: These decisions are at the discretion of the House.

18. Coffeehousing

Coffeehousing (the act of distracting an opponent by chattering) is not permitted.

The following chat rules apply:

• No chats that could influence the play or outcome of the game is allowed among Players. This includes chat about the play of their hand, or their opponent's hand.

Abuse of chat may result in the following:

• The Player(s) getting disqualified and removed from the tournaments.
• The Player(s) forfeiting all buy-in amounts and entrance fees.
• The Player(s) being permanently banned from the iPoker network.

Note: These decisions are at the discretion of the House.

19. Chat

The following Player chat rules apply:

• Communication between Players at the table is in English or the allocated Table Language only.
• No mention of, or advertising for, other Poker Rooms or Casinos is permitted.
• The sending of multiple and frequent messages to the chat window is not permitted.
• No foul, abusive or insulting language is permitted. The use of such language may result in the following:

• The Player's chat feature being disabled.
• The Player(s) getting disqualified and removed from tournaments.
• The Player(s) being banned from the iPoker network.

Note: These decisions are at the discretion of the House.

20. Collusion

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

Collusion is not allowed, and may result in the following:

• Players getting disqualified and removed from tournaments.
• Players forfeiting all buy-in amounts and entrance fees.
• Players being permanently banned from the iPoker network.

Note: These decisions are at the discretion of the House.

21. Disconnection

If a Player is disconnected from the system during tournament 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 does not qualify to check their hand, or be considered All-In, their hand automatically folds.
- Players that are disconnected and fail to return to the tournament are blinded-off. They should try to log back in again as soon as possible. They will still be seated at their table and will be check/folded until they return.
- 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 its state at the start of the hand.
- If during a cash game, a player is disconnected, the player will automatically be sat out until he returns and chooses to post blinds again. The player will not post any blinds during this period. If the player stays sitting out for more than 7 minutes, they will be removed from the table and the amount remaining in their stack will be returned to the player's balance.

22. Interrupted Tournaments

In rare cases, a tournament may be interrupted due different causes. In such cases, payments will be made as follows (Player eliminated before the interruption will not be refunded in any case):

Heads-Up Tournaments
Both players will be refunded the buy-in + fee.

ALL SNG Tournaments
The remaining players will receive the following compensation:

• Buy-in and Fee is returned.
• Each player receives an equal share of the buy-ins from the eliminated players.

MTT Guaranteed Prize
Compensations will depend on what stage the tournament is at when it is interrupted:

If the prize money stage has not been reached:

(If the tournament is still in the re-buy stage then the prize pool will be the total of the buy-ins + add-ons. Once the re-buy period has closed then the prize pool will be the advertised guaranteed prize.)

• The remaining players will receive the following compensation:

- Buy-in(s) and fee returned.
- The balance of the prize fund is paid out as follows:

  • 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players.
  • 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players' chip counts.


If the prize money stage has been reached:

• The remaining players will receive the following compensation:

- Buy-in(s) and fee returned.
- Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
- Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to their chip counts.


MTT No Guaranteed Prize
If the prize money stage has not been reached:

• The remaining players will receive a refund as follows:

- Buy-in(s) and fee returned.
- The balance of the prize fund is paid out as follows:
  • 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players.
  • 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players' chip counts.


If the prize money stage has been reached:
• The remaining players will receive a refund as follows:

- Buy-in(s) and fee returned.
- Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
- Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to the players’ chip counts.


Freerolls
If the prize money stage has not been reached:

• 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players.
• 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players' chip counts.

If the prize money stage has been reached:

• Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
• Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to the players’ chip counts.

Twister Events
In cases where the prize pool is less than €1,000:

• Remaining players receive a refund of their buy-in.
• Any remaining prize pool is then distributed in proportion to the players' chip counts.

In cases where the prize pool is €1,000 or greater:

• All remaining players receive a refund of their buy-in.
• All players receive 10% of the remaining prize pool.
• The remaining prize pool is then distributed in proportion to the players' chip counts.

23. House Rules

The House reserves the right to do the following:

• Disqualify any Players who do not follow tournament rules, or that act inappropriately during a tournament.
• Change any tournament time, guaranteed prize, or tournament, without prior notice.
• Alter the rules and make final decisions on all tournament related issues as they occur.
• All decisions are at the discretion of the House, and are final.

24. Individual Play

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

25. Tournament Registration

The following rules apply:

• Player registration is open until the tournament's listed registration end time.
• There is a fixed buy-in amount for each tournament, except in Freeroll Tournaments, which do not require a buy-in.
• Once the deregistration end time for a tournament has passed, or the tournament has started, Players may not deregister. The buy-in amount and entrance fee are non-refundable.
• There is an entrance fee for each tournament, except in Freeroll Tournaments.
• Each tournament has a minimum player registration requirement. If registration does not meet the minimum requirements, the tournament is cancelled. If the tournament is cancelled, Players will be refunded their buy-in amount and entrance fee.
• If you register for a tournament and are not logged on to the Multi-Player Poker system at the time the tournament starts, you’ll be automatically seated at a table. You are then blinded-off until there are no chips left, or until you log in to play.

26. Rest Breaks in Tournaments

Large Tournaments may have scheduled rest breaks. The frequency and duration of these breaks is determined during the setup of the tournament.

27. Sitting Out

The following rules apply:

• If a Player sits out from a tournament, they are blinded-off.
• If a Player does not return to a tournament, they forfeit all buy-in amounts and entrance fees.
• If during a cash game, a player sits out for more than 7 minutes, he will be removed from the table and any cash remaining on his stack will be returned to his balance.

28. Slow Play

The following rules apply to slow play:

• If the Player has not placed a bet during the hand, they have twenty seconds to respond. Failing this, the Player's hand automatically folds.
• If the Player has placed a bet during the hand, they have twenty seconds to respond. Failing this, the Player´s hand timebank is used or hand automatically folds.

29. Soft Play

Soft play, a form of collusion in which players fail to bet or raise when his hand warrants to do so and thus compromises the integrity of the game for the rest of the player, is not allowed, and may result in the following:

• The Player(s) being disqualified and removed from the tournament.
• The Player(s) forfeiting all buy-in amounts and entrance fees.
• The Player(s) being permanently banned from the iPoker network.

Note: These decisions are at the discretion of the House.

30. Table Balancing in MTTs

The following rules apply:

• Table balancing occurs as Players are eliminated from the tournament.
• The remaining Players are moved and tables are consolidated, until only one table remains in the tournament.
• A message is displayed to Players notifying them that tables are being consolidated.
• The Multi-Player Poker system randomly selects the Player to move from one of the tables with the most remaining Players.
• The Player is moved to one of the tables with the least remaining number of Players.
• The Player that is moved is seated at the new table as far away from the big blind as possible, according to the available seats.

31. Rake & Fees

What are buy-ins and entry fees?
The buy-in is the fee you pay in order to join a Sit & Go or Tournament and this money goes towards the prize pool. The entry fee is the house cut. Within the tournament lobby, click the 'i' icon to see the breakdown of buy-in and fee.

What are the iPoker rake limits?
On cash tables, rake is taken according to iPoker ranges. It will depend on the cash table limit you’re playing on:

Pot limit and no limit games:

BlindsNumber of PlayersRake per PotMax Rake
0.01€/0.02€-0.02€/0.05€2-100.01€ for each 0.15€ in the pot0.50€
0.05€/0.10€20.01€ for each 0.15€ in the pot1€
0.05€/0.10€3-100.01€ for each 0.15€ in the pot2€
0.10€/0.20€20.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot1€
0.10€/0.20€3-100.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot2€
0.25€/0.50€20.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot1€
0.25€/0.50€3-100.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot3€
0.50€/1.00€20.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot1€
0.50€/1.00€3-100.01€ for each 0.20€ in the pot4€


Limit games:
BlindsNumber of PlayersRake per PotMax Rake
0.02€/0.04€-0.05€/0.10€2-100.01€ for each 0.25€ in the pot0.04€
0.10€/0.20€2-100.01€ for each 0.25€ in the pot0.10€
0.25€/0.50€-0.50€/1.00€2-100.02€ for each 0.50€ in the pot0.40€
1.00€/2.00€2-100.02€ for each 0.50€ in the pot1.00€
2.00€/4.00€20.02€ for each 0.50€ in the pot1.00€
2.00€/4.00€3-40.02€ for each 0.50€ in the pot2.00€
2.00€/4.00€5-100.02€ for each 0.50€ in the pot3.00€
3.00€/6.00€-10.00€/20.00€20.40€ for each 10€ in the pot1.00€
3.00€/6.00€-10.00€/20.00€3-40.40€ for each 10€ in the pot2.00€
3.00€/6.00€-10.00€/20.00€5-100.40€ for each 10€ in the pot3.00€
20.00€/40.00€20.75€ for each 20€ in the pot1.00€
20.00€/40.00€3-40.75€ for each 20€ in the pot2.00€
20.00€/40.00€5-100.75€ for each 20€ in the pot3.00€