House rules

 

House Rules
1. The Management personnel are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision making process, even if a strict interpretation of the rules may indicate a different ruling. All rules shall be interpreted and all rulings shall be made with the intent that the spirit rather than the letter of the rule be followed. The spirit of all rules is that the fairest possible outcome be achieved. Management’s decision is final.
2. This is a non-gambling establishment. At no time will gambling of any form be allowed to include any physical or verbal declarations of gambling. This is a zero tolerance rule, anyone caught gambling on premises will be immediately banned from the facility.
3. Players are responsible for protecting their own hands. A card cap is suggested. If a players hand is accidentally mucked by the dealer the player will have no re-course and will not be entitled to his chips back. An exception would be if the player raised and the raise had not been called, the player would be entitled to receive the raise chips back.
4. One player to a hand.
5. No player is allowed to show their cards to another player, whether in the hand or not, or spectator. If a player shows a hand, before the hand is complete, then that player will assume the risk of his hand being called dead by management.
6. Cards and chips must remain on the table in view of all. On tables with racetracks, chips must remain on the racetrack portion and cards should remain on the felt portion. All higher denomination chips must be visible to all other players at the table. Players are not allowed to remove chips or cards from the table at any time.
7. If a card is exposed on the deal then the dealer will continue to deal as normal and exchange the exposed card with the top card on the deck. Player has no option to keep the exposed card. The exposed card will then become the burn card. If a card is exposed at the small blind or big blind positions in the first round of dealing, then it will be a misdeal. All exposed cards must be shown, by the dealer, to all active players.
8. Discussing cards in play is prohibited. A player shall not make any statement or action that could unfairly influence the play of the hand, whether or not the offender is involved in the pot.
9. No rabbit hunting is allowed.
10. The English only rule will be enforced in all  games.
11. Tournament and live action style play will use a dead button.
12. No straddle bets are allowed.
13. No string bets allowed. In no-limit when betting or raising, you either put the amount out in one motion or state your amount. If you state the amount, you may make more than one motion. Note that placing and oversized chip into action without declaring one’s intention constitutes a call.
14. No chopping of blinds, pots or prize pools allowed. The only exception of chopped prize pools would be a promotional free roll.
15. If a player goes all-in for a portion of the big blind, then subsequent action shall be made as if the player had posted the full big blind, requiring players to call the full amount of the big blind, raise or fold.
16. When raising, a player must raise the amount of the last bet/raise, or more.
17. In live action and sit-n-go play no seat changes are allowed once game has started. In tournament style play seat changes will be assigned by management.
18. Verbal declarations are binding. Action out of turn may be binding.
19. Check raise is allowed.
20. In tournament style or live action style play all live chip stacks will be dealt in every round and will post blinds accordingly. If a player is not in his seat by the time the last card is dealt then that hand will be declared dead.
21. In tournament style play, players going from a broken table to fill seats assume the rights and responsibilities of that seat. Players may get the big blind, small blind or the button. The only place a player cannot get a hand is between the small blind and the button.
22. Cards speak for themselves. If a player unintentionally miscalls his hand at showdown that will not be a verbal binding call of the hand. If a player intentionally miscalls his hand at showdown, that will be deemed un-ethical and management may impose penalties.
23. Each side pot will be split as a separate pot.
24. In regular play, the 45 second rule to act will be enforced to keep the pace of the game at a moderate speed. Once it is a players turn to act he then has 45 seconds to make a decision. In situations where the large size of the pot or the intensity of the action exists, a player may call for a 30 second extension. Extensions will be authorized at management’s discretion.
25. All cards will be turned face up once a player is all-in and no other betting action can exist.
26. Players must step away from the table to talk on cell phones. If a player talks on the phone while in the hand, his hand will be called dead.
27. In tournament style games when time has elapsed for the current blind level and a new level is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. The beginning of a hand is the first riffle of the cards.
28. Players may not call for deck changes. If a player notices irregularities in a deck he must then bring it to the attention of the dealer or management who will then decide if changing the deck is appropriate.
29. At showdown a player must show both hole cards in order to be awarded any portion the pot.
30. The management has the right to:
Prohibit any two players from sitting next to each other at the same table or from playing in the same game.
Inspect any discarded hand, whether called or not, to protect the honesty and integrity of the game.
Request a standard of dress, talk and behavior befitting ladies and gentlemen.

31. The management has the right to enforce and interpret rules accordingly in the interest of fairness. Corporate will be the deciding authority to any rule interpretations or changes.

Code of Conduct and Etiquette
The Management will attempt to maintain a pleasant poker playing environment for all customers and employees. We have established a Code of Conduct and Etiquette that all should adhere to. Players will be required to practice proper etiquette and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times. Any violations of conduct and/or etiquette will be assessed by management who then will make penalty decisions accordingly, to include but not limited to expulsion from league for major or continued infractions of rules and codes.

The following are deemed un-ethical:

Touching another player’s cards or chips, unless asked to do so by the dealer or management.
Deliberately splashing chips into the pot.
Agreeing to check a hand out when a third player is all-in.
Discussion of hand possibilities while action is pending.
Telling anyone to turn a hand up at showdown.
Making statements or taking action that could unfairly influence the course of play.
Talking across a player who is involved in a hand.
Unnecessarily stalling the action of a game.
Deliberately acting out of turn.
Critiquing another’s play of a hand.
Slowrolling.
We will strive to provide and train the most professional dealers possible. It is un-ethical for a player to call the game over a dealer, i.e. calling raises, calling winning hands at showdown or disturbing the process of separating side pots. It is the right of a player to speak up if he sees that a dealer has made a mistake, unless this occurs players should allow the dealers to run the games at all times with no interference.

The following are prohibited and will result in immediate action by management:

Collusion with another player or any other form of cheating.
Obscene language.
Destroying or defacing property.
Loud outbursts, arguing, shouting or excessive disruptive noise.
Carrying a weapon.
Throwing cards or chips. Bending, crumpling or destroying cards.
Verbal or physical abuse to another player or dealer.