1 – Sportsmanlike conduct is expected of all users.
2 – Players are not allowed to create, use, or deposit to more than one account. Players who are found to have multiple accounts or to have allowed multiple users to access their account may face account suspensions or revocations, and forfeiture of their accumulated PokerAce Points and real or play money balances.
3 – Harassment of any player or observer may result in the suspension or termination of the offender’s account.
4 – “Begging” for money (real or play) at tables is forbidden and may result in the suspension or termination of the offender’s account.
5 – Players and observers may not discuss a hand until the action is complete. Discussing cards discarded or a hand possibility is not allowed.
6 – Soft playing or chip dumping is not allowed. Any unethical play may result in the suspension or termination of the offender’s account.
7 – Players may play more than one table at once with a maximum of four tables open at any one time. Any combination of cash or tournament tables may be used.
8 – 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.
9 – 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”.
10 – In games with blinds, the big blind will always advance clockwise to the next player at the table. The small blind will be given to the seat of the player who paid the previous big blind. If the player in the big blind leaves the table, there may be no small blind on the next hand. The button will normally progress to the seat that was the previous small blind.
11 – If there is a split pot, not equally divisible by the number of players left in the hand, the ‘extra’ chips will be awarded one at a time to the remaining players, starting with the player closest to the left of the button.
12 – In Fixed Limit games, bets are limited to 4 during each betting round – the initial bet plus 3 raises.
13 – Players who do not act on their hand in time will time out, their hand will be check-folded, and their status will be changed to “Sitting out”.
14 – 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.
15 – 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.
16 – PokerAce reserves the right to modify or revise the Rules at any time, without notice to Players. Such amendments will become effective immediately upon being listed on the PokerAce website. It is the Players’ sole responsibility to review the Rules and Policies, and remain abreast of any changes. PokerAce management decisions are final in all matters.