RULES OF THE CLUB
1. Southern Oregon Poker Club is a NO ABUSE poker room for all dealers, staff, and players!
2. Must be at least 18 years and a member of Southern Oregon Poker Club to play.
3. No weapons of any sort are allowed inside Southern Oregon Poker Club.
4. All games will be dealt by self-contracted dealers that WORK FOR TIPS ONLY!
5. The player assumes all wins and losses; Southern Oregon Poker Club is not responsible for any outcome of the game.
6. English is the official language and only English may be spoken at the table while a hand is in progress.
7. Exposure of one of the first individual down cards to the blinds is a misdeal. The exposure of a 2nd card will result in a misdeal.
8. The “One Chip” Rule: 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.
9. All Southern Oregon Poker Club members agree to the suggested donation. Although, at any point, a player can request to cash out their donation chips.
10. Tournament and Satellite seats will be randomly assigned. A player must be seated in order to call time.
11. Tournament dealing will begin promptly at the time listed. Late players will start with full stacks, seated in the worst position at a table with the least amount of players.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. There is no cap on the number of raises in no limit games. In limit games, a bet and three raises constitute a cap for that round unless live players are heads up or tournament players are down to two players.
15. 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. When in doubt, announce what you’re intending to do!
16. 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.
17. In tournaments, an absent player’s cards will be declared dead once the second card has hit the button. In a live game, an absent players cards will be dead when action is on that player.
18. 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.
19. Deck changes will be on the dealer push, level changes or as prescribed by the house. Players may not ask for deck changes. When the 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.
20. A player is responsible for protecting his/her own hand. If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no recourse and no bets will be returned other than uncalled raises. Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was tabled; cards speak for themselves.
21. 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.
22. All chips must be visible and separated by denomination with the higher value chips kept in plain view at all times in both tournament and cash games.
23. Starting chip counts will determine placement upon simultaneous elimination from a tournament.
24. Tournament chips will be “colored up” to the next chip denomination.
25. Prize pool disbursements may be modified upon unanimous agreement of all remaining players. The clock will not stop.
26. After a reasonable amount of time has passed, a 60-second clock may be called for by a player involved in the hand, after a 10-second countdown expires, the player’s hand will be ruled dead. All tournament players can request a clock.
27. Tournament play will utilize a dead dealer button; live play will utilize an advancing dealer button.
28. 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.
29. Floor decisions are made in the best interest of the game with fairness paramount to technical rules. The floor decision is final.