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House Rules



The Poker Lobby


By registering an account on Offsidebetstakes Poker and using it, you automatically agreeing with terms and conditions. Violation of any of the terms and conditions will result in either partial or full suspension of playing privileges. In case of any misunderstandings stakesween the players, final decision will be made by administration. Offsidebetstakes Poker is not taking responsibility for any loss.





The following rules apply when playing at Offsidebet Poker:


Players: In Offsidebet Poker players are playing against each other, not the Lobby. Each player makes a sole and volunteer decision whether to play or not.


Eligibility: You can only use the Poker Room and/or the Website if you are the legal age as determined by the law of the country where you live.


Age Limit: You cannot use the Poker Room and/or the Website if you are under 18 years of age in any circumstances.


Account Limitations: We use the Rule “One IP Address – One Player”. We suggest you not to you use Public Internet access to play Poker with your friends. Doing so you risk exposing you password and username and breach “One IP Address – One Player” rule. If we believe that it’s the case all your money prizes, bonus from that and all other tournament will be cancelled.


Nickname (Login) Limitations: You will be asked to register a nickname, by which you’ll be seen to other players. If the nickname chosen by you already exists, our system will ask you to register a different one. Offsidebetstakes will not tolerate any offensive words to be used in the nicknames. If this will be the case you will be asked to change your nickname, to more neutral.


Inactive Accounts: Accounts which are inactive during 1 year time with the balance less than $10 will be closed (suspended).


Prize Payments: All money prizes are paid in US dollars.


Taxes and Duties: It is player’s responsibility to pay all taxes and duties.


Cards: Standard 52 card deck is used for all poker games.


Stakes Limits: A Stakes structure given for each table will determine maximum size of stakes.


Cap on Raises: During the each round (circle) players are allowed to place one stakes and three raises. In Head to Head games it will be one bib and five raises.


Stakesting order: Stakes are placed clockwise, starting with player next to dealer.


Rake: Structure of Rake - Rake is the commission paid to Lobby from each bank. Rake is used to pay for Lobby Room services.


Sit Out Feature: 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 sitting 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 15 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.


Table stakes only: You only may use the chips which are already on the table at the moment when new round (hand) started. You may only transfer money from your sports accounts between the rounds (hands). In case you are out of chips during one hand, your status will be “all-in”.


Minimum Buy-in: Minimum buy –in, has to be ten times of the minimum allowed stake. For example you need $100 to enter to the $10 - $20 stake game.


Posting Blinds: During each round players has to posts blind: small stake and big stake, or their equivalent if posting blinds moment is missed. Players, who deliberately avoid doing so, will not be allowed to get back on to the game.


Buying chips: A facility to purchase chips will be offered automatically when a seat is selected at any table.


The minimum or maximum buy in for any cash game will be shown when purchasing your chips. Buy-in amounts are based on the size of the game or the blinds for that table. Chips purchased, while seated at a table, will be subject to any limits for the table, and any top ups will have to bring your balance up to at least the minimum amount, but will not be allowed to take your balance over the maximum should there be one. At the completion of any hand should your table balance be less than the big blind you will need to purchase more chips to continue playing.


Dumping/Passing chips: Deliberately losing chips to other players for whatever reason will not be tolerated and WILL be picked up by our collusion monitoring team and dealt with accordingly.


Betting and Raising (including the "under raise"): In LIMIT play, an all-in wager of LESS than half the bet for that round, is considered an "under raise" and will be treated as a call for betting purposes. It does not reopen the action for any subsequent player who has already acted on their hand that round. A player who has already acted and is now facing less than half a bet can fold or call the wager. They may not raise. An all-in wager of HALF THE BET OR MORE, but still below the full amount, is treated as a full bet and therefore considered a raise for betting purposes. A subsequent player can fold, call or make a full raise and any player, who had already acted prior to the "all in" bet, also has the full range of options open to him. In NO-LIMIT or POT-LIMIT poker, an "all-in" raise that is less than the bet or raise of the previous player does not reopen the action for players who have already acted on their hands. Any raise that is below the amount needed for a legitimate raise will be considered a call for betting purposes. Only players still to act in the round will receive a full set of options. Any wager must be at least the size of the previous bet or raise in any round UNLESS a player is going "all in". 

Playing Multiple Tables: Players may play more than one table at once with a maximum of eight tables open at any one time. Any combination of cash or tournament tables may be used.


Show/Muck: The show/muck option is designed to give players a chance to show any hand that would not normally be seen. This feature will remain on screen for a few moments to enable a player, who has not checked 'auto muck', to display his hole cards when appropriate. If not used within the time allowed, the cards will be mucked automatically.


Pre-select Options box: A set of PRE-SELECT options will appear at times and can be used when so desired. Any option chosen will only be implemented if still available when it is your turn to act; otherwise your new game options will be shown. For example if you agree to a call of $5 then that is the maximum you will have to pay to call. If the call is now more expensive you will be shown a new set of available choices. The PRE-SELECT option box is designed to speed up play and save you time, should you wish to act before it is your turn.


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