• All tournaments will be dealt by professional dealers and will follow applied TDA rules.
  • Tournament and Satellite seats will be randomly assigned. A player must be seated in order to call time.
  • Tournament dealing will begin promptly at the time listed. Late and absent players will be blinded out and his/her hand will be mucked. A player is deemed absent when not seated at the completion of dealing. No late player entries are allowed after the first round.
  • The minimum bet allowed will be equal to the current big blind. A raise or re-raise must be equal to or greater than the initial bet or raise unless a player is all-in at a no limit or pot limit game. There are no forced bets, only matched wagers.
  • A raising action of 50% or more of the previous bet will require a full raise. In no limit and pot limit games, an all-in bet of less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who has already acted.
  • There is no cap on the number of raises in no limit games. In limit games, a bet and three raises constitutes a cap for that round unless live players are heads up or tournament players are down to two players.
  • No string betting, a player must announce a raise and/or make only one betting motion toward the pot. Dealers are responsible for calling string raises.
  • Starting chip counts will determine placement upon simultaneous elimination from a tournament.
  • The one player to a hand rule will be strictly enforced. Players, whether in the hand or not, may not disclose the contents of live or folded hands, advise or criticize play before the action is complete, read a hand that has not been tabled, or speculate any action.
  • When balancing tables, players will be moved from the big blind into the worst position at the new table. Players going from a broken table to fill in seats must assume the rights and responsibilities of the position. No position exists between the small blind and the button.
  • Exposure of one of the first individual down cards is a misdeal. Players may not be dealt two consecutive cards from the deck.
  • NO card hunting, speculation, doing business, running twice, insurance, or proposition wagers are allowed.
  • Deck changes will be on the dealer push, level changes or as prescribed by the house. Players may not ask for deck changes. When time has elapsed in a round and a new level is announced, the new level applies to the next hand. A hand begins with the first riffle.
  • A player is responsible for protecting his/her own hand. If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and no bets will be returned other than uncalled raises. Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was tabled; cards speak for themselves.
  • A player who exposes his/her cards with action pending may incur a penalty, but will not have a dead hand. If a player shows his/her cards to one player, all players are entitled to see the cards.
  • A player may not use a cellular phone, or any other communication or messaging device at the table.
  • English is the official language and only English may be spoken at the table while a hand is in progress.
  • A single oversized chip will be considered a call unless the player announces a raise. The raise will be the maximum allowable up to the value of the chip unless declared otherwise by the player.
  • All chips must be visible and separated by denomination with the higher value chips kept in plain view at all times. Chips may not be given, sold, or transferred to another player. Players may not hold or move chips out of plain view, any such chips will be forfeited.
  • Chip races will color up odd chips to the lowest denomination remaining in play via high card.
  • Prize pool disbursements may be modified upon unanimous agreement of all remaining players.
  • Floor decisions are made in the best interest of the game with fairness paramount to technical rules. The floor decision is final.
  • NO profanity, NO drinking, NO smoking, NO drugs, NO intimidation, NO violence, NO cheating!
  • After a reasonable amount of time has passed, a 30 second clock may be called for by a player involved in the pending table action after a 10 second count down expires, the player’s hand will be ruled dead.
  • Tournament play will utilize a dead dealer button, live play will utilize an advancing dealer button.
  • Verbal declarations are binding in turn or if they cause action. Action out of turn will be binding if the action to that player has not changed. A check, call, or fold is not considered action changing.