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GAME RULES

HOUSE RULES

The following rules apply when playing at BigSlick.

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 & 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 three 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.

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 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.

The sit-out function should only be used when wishing to miss a hand or hands for a genuine reason. Players should not abuse this function. Timely play - We understand that, occasionally, you may require some thinking time when playing. Please however consider the other players and try to make every effort not to slow up the progress of the game. Where possible, use the pre-select option boxes.

CHAT RULES

We like to maintain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere for all our players and visitors. Although we cannot be held responsible for any player conduct, we do reserve the right to refuse use of the poker room to anyone who violates our rules and we will act quickly against offenders.

The following subjects are strictly prohibited.

  • Threatening or insulting any player, visitor, or employee
  • Using obscene language or profanity
  • Racist remarks
  • Revealing any cards held or passed
  • Discussing any context of a hand in progress
  • Agreeing to check a hand down when a third player is all-in
  • Needlessly slowing down the game
  • Making any statements to induce a player to act in a certain way
  • Speaking any other language than English during a hand
  • Collusion with any other player or cheating via text
  • Bullying a player into leaving the table

Violation of any of the above will result in either a warning, suspension of chat facilities, permanent removal of chat facilities, suspension of playing privileges, or permanent removal of playing privileges. Disconnection protection is in place to protect players should their Internet connection be lost whilst involved in a pot. In the event that a player is disconnected, they will be able to continue in the hand and contest the amount of the pot that they were financially involved in, up to the point of disconnection

ETIQUETTE

Game etiquette is very important to us in order to ensure a friendly and pleasant playing atmosphere. When playing, you are part of a community and, as in any community, there are certain rules about behavior and general conduct that we'd players to observe. Any breach of these rules will result in the player being contacted and will carry the risk suspension or ban from the poker room.

Keep your Chat Polite - Under no circumstances should you use vulgar or profane language whilst using our chat facility, this includes abusing or harassing other players.

DISCONNECTION POLICY

Hand Protection

While playing at BigSlick Poker, there are times when players may experience a delay or even be (rarely) disconnected by the game server during a hand.

If this happens to a real money player at BigSlick who has money in the pot, the player will be able to contact our Customer Service team and the hand will be reviewed. If it is determined that a player was disconnected with the winning hand, a credit will be applied.

If a tournament cannot be completed because of a system-wide problem the tournament will be cancelled. Players who participated in such a tournament will lose their house fee and entry fee if they were eliminated prior to the system outage. Participants who have not been eliminated will have their entry fees and house fees refunded automatically to their BigSlick account. In addition, the accumulated entry fees of eliminated players will be divided equally among the remaining participants. In this special scenario the player's starting balance will not be considered. The house retains the house fees of the eliminated players.

Players who enter a tournament and do not participate will forfeit their house fee and entry fees. The entry fee will become part of the tournament prize pool and the house fee will go to the house.

If a player decides to sit out during one or more hands, blinds and antes will be taken from that player's tournament account balance automatically until he sits back in.

Disconnection in Single Table Tournaments

If a Player is disconnected from the system during tournament play, the following rules apply:

If a Player is disconnected during the play of a hand and have placed a bet, they have thirty seconds to reconnect. If they do not reconnect within thirty seconds, the following happens:
- If the Player can check, their hand is automatically checked.
- If a player was already All-In before being disconnected, that status will not change and they will still collect their chips if they win the hand, or any portion of the pot.
- If the Player does not qualify to check their hand and is not All-in, their hand is automatically folded.
- If the hand is raised then the player’s hand is automatically folded.

Players that are disconnected and fail to return to the tournament are blinded-off.

Disconnection in Multi Table Tournaments

If a Player is disconnected from the system during tournament play, the following rules apply:

If a Player is disconnected during the play of a hand and have placed a bet, they have thirty seconds to reconnect. If they do not reconnect within thirty seconds, the following happens:
- If the Player can check, their hand is automatically checked.
- If a player was already All-In before being disconnected, that status will not change and they will still collect their chips if they win the hand, or any portion of the pot.
- If the Player does not qualify to check their hand and is not All-in, their hand is automatically folded.
- If the hand is raised then the player’s hand is automatically folded.

Players that are disconnected and fail to return to the tournament are blinded-off.

Software Down Time on All Tables

BigSlick regularly perform scheduled maintenance of our systems.

During these maintenance periods, activity at poker tables ceases and all games are stopped.

We notify players of impending "downtimes" with notifications via the software and through Customer Support.

Players can continue to play as normal until the maintenance period begins, wherein play is discontinued.

Players that are sitting at tables that are discontinued are therefore not entitled to lost bets or un-won prizes.

The Terms and Conditions of "Interruption Policy" therefore do not apply.

INTERRUPTION POLICY

Heads-Up Tournaments

Both players receive a refund of buy-in + fee.

ALL SNG Tournaments

Eliminated players do not receive a refund.

Remaining players receive refund made up as follows:
1. Buy-in and Fee is returned.
2. Each player receives an equal share of the buy-ins from the eliminated players.

MTT Guaranteed Prize

The settlement is dependent upon what stage the T is at when it is interrupted: Prize money stage not reached (if the tournament is still in the re-buy stage then the prize pool will be the total of the buy-ins + add-ons . Once the re-buy period has closed then the prize pool will be the advertised guaranteed prize).

Eliminated players do not receive a refund

Remaining players receive a refund made up as follows:
1. Buy-in(s) and fee returned
2. The balance of the prize fund is paid out as follows:
a. 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players
b. 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players chip counts.

Prize money stage has been reached

Eliminated players do not receive a refund

Remaining players receive a refund made up as follows:
1. Buy-in(s) and fee returned
2. Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
3. Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to their chip counts.

MTT No Guaranteed Prize:

Prize money stage not reached:

Eliminated players do not receive a refund

Remaining players receive a refund made up as follows:
1. Buy-in(s) and fee returned
2. The balance of the prize fund is paid out as follows:
a. 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players
b. 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players chip counts.

Prize money stage reached:

Eliminated players do not receive a refund

Remaining players receive a refund made up as follows:
1. Buy-in(s) and fee returned
2. Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
3. Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to their chip counts.

Freerolls

Prize money stage not reached:
a. 50% of the fund shared equally among the remaining players
b. 50% distributed proportionally in line with the players chip counts.

Prize money stage reached:

1. Each player is awarded an amount equal to the prize that the next eliminated player would have received if the tournament was not interrupted.
2. Of the remaining prize pool 50% is distributed equally among the players and 50% is distributed in proportion to their chip counts.

NOTE: BigSlick Poker reserves the right to make manual adjustments to any payments in order to ensure that all players have received a fair settlement.

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