Welcome to the JCKC Poker Room!
514-508 Old Omega Rd
Tifton, GA 31794
1-2 No Limit Texas Hold'em
Tournament House Rules
- Floor people are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the rules be ignored in the interest of fairness. The floor personís decision is final.
- Payment of Tournament Entry Fee is required at the time of sign-up.
- Tournament Entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
- A minimum of eighteen (18) registered players are required to start a tournament. A maximum of nine (9) players seated per table.
- Tournament seats will be randomly assigned.
- Tournament size, duration and payouts will be announced after second (2nd) Break.
- Tournament payouts will be prorated according to the number of players entered in the tournament and announced during the tournament.
- Once a player is out of chips they are out of the tournament.
- Seating starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the tournament. Drawing for seats will begin 15 minutes before the starting time, or as soon as the tournament is full.
- Tournament chips have no cash value. All players will start with 3000 tournament units.
- Tournament chips are to be kept in stacks of 20. Chip trays are not allowed on the tables.
- Chip race rule: When it is time to color-up chips, they will be raced off with a maximum of one chip going to any player. The chip race will always start in the #1 seat. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament. In the event that a player has only one chip left, the regular race procedure will take place. If that player loses the race, he will be given one chip of the smallest denomination still in play.
- Odd chips: The odd chip(s) will go to the high hand. In flop games, when there are two or more high hands or two or more low hands, the odd chip(s) will go to the left of the button. In stud-type games, the odd chip will go to the high card by suit. There will be an exception to this rule: An attempt will be made in identical hand situations to split the pot as evenly as possible. (Example: A wheel in Omaha/8)
- Side pots: Each side pot will be split as a separate pot. They will not be mixed together before they are split.
- Players must complete all betting action in turn. Action committed out of turn is non-existent.
- The player making the last aggressive action must show their cards first.
- Each player shall have a betting perimeter, which shall be defined by the placement of their cards.
- Dead Button: Tournament play will use a dead button.
- Penalties: A penalty may be invoked if a player exposes any card with action pending, if a card(s) goes off the table, if soft-play occurs, or similar incidents take place. Penalties will be invoked in cases of abuse, disruptive behavior, Offensive Language, or similar incidents.
- A player must be at the table by the time all players have complete hands in order to have his hand live. Players must be at the table to call time. In flop games, the big blind's hand will be dead if he is not there to act on it before the flop. In stud-type games, the forced low hand will be immediately dead if the player is not there to act on his hand at the time he is required to put money in the pot (the minimum bring-in will be posted and the hand will be killed).
- All cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and "ALL ACTION IS COMPLETE."
- If a player puts in a raise of 50 percent or more of the previous bet, he will be required to make a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed.
- In limit games, an oversized chip will be constituted to be a call if the player does not announce a raise. In pot-limit, if a player states raise and throws in an oversized chip, the raise will be the maximum amount allowable up to the size of that chip.
- The one-player-to-a-hand rule will be enforced. Verbally disclosing the contents of your hand or advising a player how to play a hand may result in a penalty.
- The English-only rule will be enforced during the play of hands.
- A player who wants to use a cellular phone must step away from the table. Headphones and earpieces are not allowed at the tables.
- All players must leave their cards on the table in plain view of everyone else. It is the responsibility of the player to protect their hand, by placing a chip or some other object not much larger than a chip on top of their cards.
- Deck changes will be on the dealer push or limit changes or as prescribed by the house. Players may not ask for deck changes.
- When time has elapsed in a round and a new round is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. A hand has begun with the first riffle.
- All verbal action is binding.
- Any player throwing their cards into the board shall have their hand declared dead.
- The release of a playerís cards face down towards the dealer shall be considered a folding action and the players hand is dead when released and is not eligible for any portion of the pot.
- An absent player must be dealt a hand each deal, and will have antes, blinds and forced bets put in the pot from his or her stack, as required.
- Players are obligated to protect the other players in the tournament at all times. Discussing cards discarded or hand possibilities is not allowed. Talking of hands is prohibited while there is a hand in progress. A penalty may be used.
- Moving players: In flop games, players will be moved based on button position.
- In flop games, if any of the players hole cards are exposed to dealer error, it is a misdeal. In stud-type games, if any of the players' two down cards are exposed due to dealer error, it is a misdeal.
- If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his money back. An exception would be if a player raised and his raise had not been called yet, he would be entitled to receive his raise back.
- An exposed winning hand cannot be killed.
- Management reserves the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the casino or its players.
- Players going from a broken table to fill in seats assume the rights and responsibilities of the position.
- Penalties available for use by the TD are (1) verbal warning, (2) small blind, (3) big blind, (4) both blinds. These may be utilized up to and including disqualification. A player who is disqualified shall have his chips removed from play. All penalized amounts will be considered dead money and will be added to the next pot.
- In NL or PL, when raising, a player must either put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. By stating the word raise, a player protects his right to raise, but the raise must be made in one additional motion unless he states the amount.
- All prize money is paid directly to the person who wins it. The house is neither a party to, nor responsible, for carrying out private agreements.
- Spectators are allowed on the level above the tournament area; spectators are not permitted to speak with anyone participating in the tournament and are to refrain from discussing any live hand play.
- Tournament duration will depend on the number of tables and participants in each tournament; and will be posted prior to tournament start time. Each tournament will conclude with either the time limit expiring or when only one person remains. If the time limit expires, the players remaining shall have their chips counted to determine their finishing order.
- Profanity will not be tolerated and use of such language may result in a penalty.
- Player(s) having to leave before the end of play or being disqualified from the tournament due to unsuitable language or behavior or for any other reason will have no portion of their entry fee refunded; their chips will be removed from play, and will forfeit any and all claims to prize money won.
- All First Turn Poker Room rules apply to tournament play unless an exception is mentioned.
- These rules are subject to change at Management's discretion.