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. 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.

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

7. 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 players will receive a percentage of the prize pool.

8. 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.

9. 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.

In this game:
- Players are randomly seated at the table. The table is a three seater table.
- Once all players are seated, the Twister game plays out to determine the prize being played for.
- The prize pool is a multiple of the buy-in. The bottom prize is 2x the buy-in and the top prize is 1000x the buy-in.
- When it comes to prizes, on twister games, winner takes it all unless the prize is bigger or equal to 1.000€, in that case the winner takes 80%, 2nd 10% and 3rd 10%
- Twister Poker is available in Texas Hold 'em only.
- Existing general poker and tournament rules apply.
- Prize probabilities:

€1 Buy-In€2 Buy-In€5 Buy-In€10 Buy-In€20 Buy-InProbability€50 Buy-In€100 Buy-InProbability
€1,000.00€2,000.00€5,000.00€10,000.00€20,000.000.002%€50,000.00€100,000.000.01%
€50.00€100.00€250.00€500.00€1,000.000.05%€5,000.00€10,000.000.10%
€8.00€16.00€40.00€80.00€160.004.00%€500.00€1,000.000.50%
€5.00€10.00€25.00€50.00€100.009.53%€250.00€500.001.50%
€3.00€6.00€15.00€30.00€60.0022.00%€200.00€400.0015.00%
€2.00€4.00€10.00€20.00€40.0064.41%€150.00€300.0025.71%
€100.00€200.0057.185%

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.

In this game:
- The chances of winning any of the jackpots do not depend on the outcome of the tournament. Upon registration on an Age of the Gods twister tournament, a small amount of your bet goes to the Jackpot, giving you the chance to win one of them.
- Existing general poker and tournament rules apply.
- Prize probabilities:

Multiplier€1 Buy-In€5 Buy-In€10 Buy-InProbability
100€100.00€500.00€1000.000.05%
50€50.00€250.00€500.000.10%
20€20.00€100.00€200.000.50%
10€10.00€50.00€100.003.43%
4€4.00€20.00€40.0014.95%
2€2.00€10.00€20.0080.98%

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.

In this game:
- Existing general poker and tournament rules apply.
- Prize probabilities

MultiplierTwister Ticket PrizeGamesTotal PayoutProbability
100€50.0050€2,5000.02%
40€20.00450€9,0000.18%
20€10.001,000€10,0000.40%
10€5.0010,000€50,0004.00%
4€2.0042,500€85,00017.00%
2€1.00196,000€196,00078.40%

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Individual Play

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

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.
- You won’t be able to sit out on one particular cash game table, while playing on other tables. If you sit out on one cash game table, you will automatically be sitting out on all active cash game tables.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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/€0.052 - 10€0.01 for each €0.15 in the pot€0.50
€0.05/€0.102€0.01 for each €0.15 in the pot€1
€0.05/€0.103 - 10€0.01 for each €0.15 in the pot€2
€0.10/€0.202€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€1
€0.10/€0.203 - 10€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€2
€0.25/€0.502€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€1
€0.25/€0.503 - 10€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€3
€0.50/€1.002€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€1
€0.50/€1.003 - 10€0.01 for each €0.20 in the pot€4

Limit games:

BlindsNumber of PlayersRake per PotMax Rate
€0.02/€0.04 - €0.05/€0.102 - 10€0.01 for each €0.25 in the pot€0.04
€0.10/€0.202 - 10€0.01 for each €0.25 in the pot€0.10
€0.25/€0.50 - €0.50/€1.002 - 10€0.02 for each €0.50 in the pot€0.40
€1.00/€2.002 - 10€0.02 for each €0.50 in the pot€1.00
€2.00/€4.002€0.02 for each €0.50 in the pot€1.00
€2.00/€4.003 - 4€0.02 for each €0.50 in the pot€2.00
€2.00/€4.005 - 10€0.02 for each €0.50 in the pot€3.00
€3.00/€6.00 - €10.00/€20.002€0.40 for each €10 in the pot€1.00
€3.00/€6.00 - €10.00/€20.003 - 4€0.40 for each €10 in the pot€2.00
€3.00/€6.00 - €10.00/€20.005 - 10€0.40 for each €10 in the pot€3.00
€20.00/€40.002€0.75 for each €20 in the pot€1.00
€20.00/€40.003 - 4€0.75 for each €20 in the pot€2.00
€20.00/€40.005 - 10€0.75 for each €20 in the pot€3.00