Standard Game Rules

All Actions Stand
The Player determines the action they want to perform in a game by clicking the appropriate Action button. Once a Player has selected an action it is final. Players must ensure they select the correct action.

All-In
If a Player does not have enough chips to bet during a hand when it is their turn to act, the Player is not forced to place the full bet amount. However, the Player must put all of their chips into the pot - this is called All-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.

Bets and Raises
The following rule applies to Fixed-Limit games:

The betting is capped at four bets - one bet and three raises, per betting round. When the betting is capped, Players may only call or fold.
The following rule applies to Pot-Limit and No-Limit games:
There is no limit to the number of raises per betting round.

Blinds and Posts
The following rules apply:

In Texas Hold'em and Omaha 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 minimum bet limit.

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

Both the big blind and the post are considered live blinds. This means that Players on the big blind and Players that posted can raise their own blind bets.

Players that sit out, miss one or more blinds, and then sit in again, must either wait for the big blind to reach them again before receiving cards, or post both a big blind and a small blind to receive cards immediately.

Note: When posting both blinds, only the big blind portion of the post is live. The small blind portion of the post is placed in the pot. The Player is penalized the equivalent of a small blind.

Chip Dumping
We do not allow players to use our poker tables to pass funds to other players by deliberately folding re-raised hands in heads up situations or any other such situation that enables intentional passing of funds from one player to another. For security reasons we investigate all incidents of chip passing and accounts will be suspended while such investigations takes place.

Chip dumping is not allowed, and may result in the following:

1. Players being disqualified and removed from the game.
2. Players forfeiting all buy-in amounts.
3. Players being permanently banned from the Multi-Player Casino.
4. Money/chips gained as a result of this activity being permanently lost.

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

Disconnection
 Any instances of disconnection will result in the activation of Time Bank.

After the regular amount of decision-making time has expired, you have the option to use your Time Bank for additional thinking time. Players start a session with a 20 second Time Bank, and for every 50 hands played they receive a further 10 second Time Bank, up to a maximum of 90 seconds. Players can adjust their Time Bank by selecting Settings at the top of the Poker Lobby, then clicking Time Bank.

Leaving a Game
If a player enjoys a win and has more chips than they had when they first came to the table it can often be very tempting for them to leave, bank their winnings and the return to the table with fewer chips. This is known as either ‘Rat-Holing’, ‘Going South’ or ‘Reducing’ and is NOT allowed.

If a player leaves a table they must wait 120 minutes before returning with fewer chips. If they wish to return within the 120 minutes they must sit down with the same amount of chips they left with.

Multi-Currency
Multicurrency functionality makes it possible for players, whose selected currency differs from the base currency of bet365, to buy poker chips and register for tournaments quickly and easily.

The currency exchange is performed automatically each time poker chips are bought. The same applies when registering to a tournament, ending a tournament or leaving a table.

The Currency exchange rate is set at the moment of transaction and remains fixed until the tournament ends or the player leaves the table. Unlike other poker rooms, bet365 does not charge commission on currency exchanges.

Tables
The exchange rate for a player at a table remains fixed for the duration of the game - from the moment the first chips are purchased until the time the player leaves the table.

Tournaments
The exchange rate for a player in a tournament, as it applies to re-buys add-ons and wins, remains fixed for the duration of the tournament - from the moment of registration until the player leaves the tournament.

Playing at More Than One Table
Players may play up to Sixteen tables at one time.

Players 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.

Screen Name
When you sign up for a poker account with bet365 you may only have one screen name. Once you have chosen your name we will only change it in the most exceptional of circumstances, so please choose very carefully. Such a restriction is in place to help combat fraud and collusion, and to allow players to become recognisable to the rest of the bet365 poker community.

Showdown
The following rules apply:

All winning hands are shown automatically at the showdown. All losing hands are shown or mucked, as the Player chooses. If a Player previously selected the Muck Losing Hands option, all the Players losing hands are automatically mucked.

All called hands at the showdown are available for viewing to any Player in the Hand History readout of a hand.

Players that 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 Hand History readout.

Sitting Out
When seated at a table a player has the option to 'Sit Out'. To do this simply check the 'Sit Out' box. Once selected you will continue sitting at the table but will not be dealt in. You will remain sat out until you un-check the 'Sit Out' box. Once un-checked you will be dealt back in.

If you remain in Sit Out mode for longer than seven minutes you will be removed from the table and returned to the lobby.

We prevent players from entering and leaving (sitting out) games where the position relative to the dealer can bring advantage by requesting they post the equivalent of the blind (known as a dead blind).

No financial advantage will be gained by missing the rotation of the blind.

Six Plus Hold’em

Six Plus Hold’em is a variant of Texas Hold‘em that uses a reduced deck. Instead of the standard 52 card deck, all cards with the values of 2,3,4 and 5 are removed, resulting in a 36 card deck, where the lowest card is 6 and the highest Ace (A).

Six Plus Hold’em follows the same game logic and betting structure as the classic Texas Hold’em. The only exception comes in the hand strength hierarchy which is as follows:

- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four of a kind
- Flush
- Full house
- Three of a kind
- Straight
- Two pair
- One pair
- High card

The hand A6789 is the weakest straight, AKQJT is the strongest straight, Three of a kind beats a straight, and Flush beats a Full house.

Checking and Raising
Check-raising is permitted in all games.

Coffeehousing
Coffeehousing is not permitted.

The following rules apply:

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

Abuse of chat may result in the following:

1. Players being disqualified and removed from the game.
2. Players forfeiting all buy-in amounts.
3. Players being permanently banned from the Multi-Player Casino.

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

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:

1. Players being disqualified and removed from the game.
2. Players forfeiting all buy-in amounts.
3. Players being permanently banned from the Multi-Player Casino.
4. Money / Chips gained in relation to such activity being permanently locked.

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

We will endeavour to return Player funds where it has been established that a Player has been unfairly disadvantaged whenever possible.

Game Rules
All the basic rules of Poker and the specific game rules apply.

House Rules
The House reserves the right to do the following:

Disqualify any Players who do not follow Game rules, or that act inappropriately during a game.
Alter the rules and make final decisions on all game related issues as they occur.
All decisions are at the discretion of the House, and are final.

Language
The following rules apply:

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 the following:

1. Player's chat function being disabled.
2. Players being disqualified and removed from the game.
3. Players being banned from the Multi-Player Casino.

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

Pot
The following rules apply:

The pot accumulates as each Player antes, bets, calls and raises.
The pot goes to the winner of the hand.
If two or more Players have the same winning hand, they split the pot equally.
The House takes a small percentage of the pot. This is known as the rake.

Playing Slowly
The following rules apply to slow play:

If the Player has not placed a bet in the hand, they have twenty seconds to respond. Failing this, the Player's hand automatically folds.
If the Player has placed a bet in the hand, they have twenty seconds to respond. Failing this, the Player's hand automatically folds or is considered All-In.
Note: Repeated instances of slow play may be grounds for a Player to be removed from the table. This decision is at the discretion of the House. There is a sit out option for Players that want to exit the table. Players must use this option to avoid the consequences.

Soft Play
Soft play is not allowed, and may result in the following:

1. Players being disqualified and removed from the game.
2. Players forfeiting all buy-in amounts.
3. Players being permanently banned from the Multi-Player Casino.

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

Starting a Game
A minimum of two Players are required to start a game.

Ties
If Players tie at the showdown, they split the pot.

Understanding and Abiding by the Rules
By entering a game, Players acknowledge that they have read, understood and agree to abide by the Standard Game Rules, and the individual Game Rules of the Multi-Player Casino.

Software
Any software that automates play or provides the Player with information / facilities in real time that can assist with ongoing games is prohibited and could disadvantage other Players.

Any Player found to be using prohibited software will have their account suspended or closed and is liable to have funds seized to compensate any disadvantaged Players.

Malfunctions
Unless otherwise stated in the Poker Rules, malfunction will void all pays and play.

Last updated 28/09/2017.